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.
Three Indiana Air National Guard F-16 pilots, Lt. Col. Stohler, Capt. Rusch, and Capt. Frazier, were honored for their role in protecting soldiers on the ground in Iraq.
Providing security over the Baltic countries of Eastern Europe is no easy task, but the 23rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is constantly training, even while deployed, to be able to effectively address any airborne threat to the area.
On Friday October 29th, Belgian Air Component F-16AM demo pilot John Vandebosch performed for the last time his presentation in front of his colleagues and friends at Kleine Brogel airbase.
To fly an aircraft in the Montana Air National Guard, it takes many coodinated steps in within the Wing. When aircraft 86-0328
sustained structural damage while in Balad, Iraq last summer, the next mission just became a whole lot difficult.
While deployed to Balad AB, Iraq with the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon of the 111th FS surpassed its 6,000 flying-hour milestone.
The way in which the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base conducts its overseas missions has been recognized with the Air Force's highest honor.
In a friendly encounter 4 F-16B's of the Kleine Brogel based Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) headed for Caslav AFB in the Czech Republic on 12 October to practice Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics (DACT).