Holloman Air Force Base, is known for its unique airspace which has offered many advantages to testing new capabilities and training for future missions. That same uniqueness is one of the reasons that 18 F-16s from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, deployed on the 12th for training.
It was a Monday morning 30 years ago this last Thursday when Col. Malcom Bolton, 58th Tactical Training Wing commander, stepped into a moment in history as he prepared to take off in the first permanently assigned F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base.
Nearly 300 or 30% of the Bulldogs from the 148th Fighter Wing recently returned to home station after a deployment to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 148th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 300 members to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan over the period of August 5th-11th in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
"Last week we received a deployment order tasking nearly 300 of our Bulldogs of the 148th Fighter Wing to go serve at Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom," said 179th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Chris Blomquist during a press conference at the 148th Fighter Wing June 28, 2012.
Pilots from the 14th Fighter Squadron are training on close air support April 30 through May 17 at Misawa Air Base and Draughon Range, Japan, in support of the Diesel Weasel Exercise.
February marked the start of a historic journey for the 124th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron composed of Airmen from the 132nd Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard.
Members of the 55th Fighter Squadron and the Shooter Aircraft Maintenance Unit returned from a four-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea May 4 on the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. flightline.
An award winning Bossier City teacher got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds during the 2012 Barksdale Air Force Base Defenders of Liberty Air Show Saturday.
Units in the Air Force Reserve are among those tasked with Air Sovereignty Alert missions. Proper training is vital in order to carry out this all-important mission of protecting America's air space.
In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Airmen from the Ohio ANG's 180th FW, the F-16 is currently undergoing a field service evaluation of biofuel.
The lights of the Las Vegas strip served as a backdrop for Edwards Air Force Base crew members and four F-16s from the 416th Flight Test Squadron that participated in the realistic combat training exercise known as Red Flag, from Jan. 23 to Feb. 4.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have announced their 2012 show schedule. The team is set to perform more than 60 demonstrations in 33 locations, including two shows in Canada.
The 480th Fighter Squadron recently returned from their first deployment where they flew missions to keep a watchful eye on the joint-force withdrawal from Iraq as the last F-16 Fighting Falcons left Balad.
On November 10th, 2011 Belgian 350(F) Sqn based at Florennes AB celebrated its 70th anniversary.