Air Force Brig. Gen. Maurice H. Forsyth became 51st Fighter Wing commander in a ceremony Monday at Osan, South Korea's biggest air base.
For the next two months, the F-16s will vanish from the skies over Osan as the Air Force shuts down its' base runway for spot repaving.
The commander of Kunsan Air Base's 8th Operations Group is putting two squadrons of F-16 pilots on a six-month night-flying schedule for practice in the rigors of night combat flying. The 8th Fighter Wing's 35th Fighter Squadron and 80th Fighter Squadron will take part in the training from October to March.
The Belgian Air Force's no. 1 Sqn celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2003. To commemorate the occasion, an F-16A MLU was painted in special colors. The same aircraft also served as flagship for the 2003 Recce Meet at Florennes Air Base.
The chief of the Indiana National Guard has approved F-16 backseat rides for several Democratic contributors or activists. By contrast, about half the number of Indiana civilians flew in nearly twice the time under Buskirk's predecessor. And only two donated to Democrats.
The United States Aior Forces in Europe's 16th Air Force celebrates 20 years of F-16 operations this summer. An F-16C from Aviano wears special tail markings to commemorate the occasion.
The Air Force Thunderbirds
take to the air Wednesday at the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days, but it will be more than just another dazzling aerial spectacular. It will mark the 50th anniversary of their 1953 debut before the same Wyoming rodeo stands.
The U.S. Air Force 8th fighter wing in South Korea has doubled its ability to drop high-tech "smart" bombs. The bombs pinpoint targets without being aimed by the pilot and are the same type used in the April 7 air strike against what was thought to have been Saddam Hussein's bunker in Baghdad.
Col. Charles W. Lyon, a command combat pilot, is the new commander of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base. Col. Steve Hoog, who served as the wing's commander since July 2001, relinquished command of the wing in ceremonies on Thursday.
On June 8th, the last day of the 39th Tiger Meet, the Belgian 31st "Tiger" squadron received the Silver Tiger award. The best flying Trophy went to 230 squadron, while the Tiger Games were won by AG-51.
This year the 322nd Sqn of the Royal Netherlands Air Force celebrates its 60th anniversary. The occasion was marked by a reunion on Friday June 13th, 2003 at Leeuwarden Air Base.
For the next three months, F-16s normally based at Buckley Air Force Base, will be operating from Denver International Airport.
The temporary setup is needed while repairs are made to the runways at Buckley.
A North Dakota Air National Guard unit that was called to patrol the skies over Washington after the September 2001 terrorist attacks has set a record for safety. The 119th Fighter Wing, nicknamed the "Happy Hooligans," has flown more than 60,000 hours without an accident, which guard officials say is a milestone for the country's F-16 units.
The U.S. Air Force's 31st Fighter Wing, based at Aviano AB, Italy, has been announced as the winner of the 2002 Colombian Trophy. This award is presented to the U.S. Air Force fighter wing which has made the most outstanding contributions to flight safety.
An F-16 from Shaw AFB, South Carolina patrols the no-fly zone in support of Operation Nortern Watch. The Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron was part of an air and space expeditionary force deployment package.