A certain silence which had reigned over the US Incirlik air base in the Turkish city of Adana for the past 3 years came to a close today.
Some pilots dedicate their entire lives to serving their country in the cockpit and reach certain milestones, including a 1,000 hours of flight, then 2,000 hours of flight; but reaching 3,000 hours is an accomplishment many only dream of.
In Friday morning's wee hours, more than 10 F-16s with the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa headed over the Pacific Ocean toward Nellis AFB, Nev., for the elite combat training exercise known as Red Flag.
It's not often an American four-star general has the opportunity to present prestigious war medals to coalition partners, but Jan. 2 was a special occasion.
One of three F-16s that patrolled the skies over Washington, D.C., during the 2001 terrorist attacks now headed to the McChord Air Force Base Museum in Washington state.
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Officials from the 35th FW said they are confident F-16s at Misawa can safely resume use of the BDU-33 based on findings of a nearly two-week investigation into the accidental dropping of the 25-pound dummy bombs in two recent incidents.
Nearly 140 pilots, maintainers, crew chiefs and loaders from the 79th Fighter Squadron returned to Shaw AFB Dec. 19 from Exercise Iron Falcon 0701 in Southwest Asia.
After flying fighters for more than 23 years, he said he cannot believe he is paid to do it. Col. Darryl Roberson
, 52nd FW commander, reached 1,000 hours in the F-16 on Nov. 17, the third time he has reached this milestone in his Air Force career.
In the homestretch prior to going to war, Misawa's 14th Fighter Squadron is practicing missions more typical of a Warthog than a Falcon.
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2007 air show schedule. The team is scheduled to perform more than 68 shows in 21 states and 8 European countries.
The block 30 F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan AFB are set to enter upgrade in the Air Force's Falcon Structural Augmentation Roadmap program aimed at extending the service life of the aircraft.
Old. That's one description Wolf Pack maintainers in the 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit give when describing their block 30 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Kunsan.
Three more F-16s left from the North Dakota National Air Guard base in Fargo this morning... never to return.
Some are excited, ready to jump in the fight and be a part of history. Others admit to a case of nerves, not very eager to work and sleep in a land where mortars rain from the sky.
About 200 airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base have wrapped up an exercise in Turkey that involved practicing with Turkish fighter pilots and NATO Airborne Warning and Control System planes and refueling tankers.