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).
Some F-16s at Luke Air Force Base are undergoing remodeling that will give the old fighter-bombers renewed vigor and double their life spans. The upgrades are bringing the F-16 to the "leading edge of technology," said Col. Tim Strawther, 44, the 56th Operations Group commander.
A group of 82 pilots and maintenance personnel from the Montana Air National Guard is taking part in a two-week air-to-air training exercise out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla.
On October 5th, Belgian F-16AMs deployed to Kabul - Afghanistan, performed their first life close air support missions near Bagram.
During the "Active Lion" part of the major Belgian defence exercise "Active Response", the Air Component's participation was composed of fighter aircraft, transports and helicopters.
115 Squadron known as 'Flying Dragon Squadron' is now operational with the F-16A/B as a dedicated aggressor squadron.
Col. Jeffrey S. 'CAG' Smiley
, pilot with the 111th Fighter Squadron (part of the ANG 147 FW), passed the 4,000-hour mark in the F-16 during an Operation Iraqi Freedom combat mission.
The first wave of what will ultimately be more than 200 Utah-based Air Force Reservists in Iraq departed Utah on Tuesday morning.
The United States is deploying its F-16 fighter jets for large scale air exercises with India to be held at the Kalaikunda Air Base outside Kolkata in November this year.