The bombs are heavy and so is the training schedule for student pilots under the tutelage of the 149th Fighter Wing.
The United States Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performed their 4,000th air show May 13 at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The show was the team's 14th of the 2006 season.
Col. Noel Jones will become Luke Air Force Base's new commander June 13, when he takes over the 56th Fighter Wing from Brigadier General Robin Rand
Nine F-16s and approximately 100 Airmen from the 64th Aggressor Squadron left Nellis April 18 for the first-ever Red Flag-Alaska exercise, formerly known as Cope Thunder.
Despite the rigors of military operations in Iraq, including multiple attacks from insurgents, the 4th Fighter Squadron has proven it is more than ready to accomplish its mission at Balad Air Base, Iraq.
Capt. John Vargas, a 1996 graduate of the Air Force Academy, has won the 2006 Colonel James Jabara Award, presented annually by the Air Force for excellence in airmanship.
The 174th Fighter Wing is training for its largest single deployment since it went overseas during the Persian Gulf War 15 years ago.
Lt.Col. Nick 'Midas' Anderson
, pilot with the 162FW, Tucson Air National Guard, passed the 5,000-hour mark in the F-16 flying a combat mission over Iraq
The safety record for a North Dakota Air National Guard unit needs an asterisk as it appears that a South Carolina unit has more than 101,000 hours in its fighters without a major accident.
Pilots for the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Fighter Wing in Fargo set a record of 70,000 hours of accident-free flying.
The 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base has won a major Air Force-level award for a series of "outstanding" accomplishments. The wing has received the Air Force's 2005 Outstanding Unit Award for its performance from October 2003 through September 2005.
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," announced Thunderbird #2, Maj. Rusty Keen, will be replaced for the 2006 season due to a medical issue.
On Saturday, Col. Jeffrey S. Smiley took over command of the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama ANG, from from Brig. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke. The 187th FW is based in Montgomery, AL, and flies Block 30 F-16s.
The 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, has a new vice commander. Col. Thomas Berghoff took over for Col. Scott West on Saturday, according to an Air Force press release.
The Indian ANG 122nd wing will be deployed in upcoming days to Southwest Asia, officials announced. Col. Jeffery A. Soldner, 122nd commander, did not give specific numbers, but said it is the largest single deployment for the wing since it was called to Chambley, France, in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis.