As Saddam Hussein refused to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions to remove his military forces from Kuwait by Jan. 16, 1991, the 50th TFW deployed to Saudi Arabia to join coalition forces gathering to enforce security council resolutions.
The 416th Flight Test Squadron "Skulls" conquered the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of Nellis AFB, as they participated in Red Flag 09-2 from Jan. 26 to Feb. 6, marking the first time an Air Force Materiel Command unit has ever deployed and participated in the exercise.
The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to temporarily deploy approximately 14 F-16s from 13 FS to the Republic of Korea later this month for approximately six months.
During a formal ceremony 25 years ago last week, the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing accepted the Air Force Reserve's first F-16 aircraft.
Ten F-16 Aggressors from the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base Guam, Jan.31, to participate in Cope North 09-1.
Today, the 308th Fighter Squadron graduates Class 08-GBG, adding eight new F-16 pilots to the Air Force. Their graduation ceremony is a culmination of nine long months of training in the world's greatest fighter.
One of Luke's eight fighter squadrons was recognized this week as the top fighter squadron in all of Air Education and Training Command.
In the early afternoon of Dec. 11, three Polish F-16C aircraft landed at Krzesiny Air Base near Poznan, breaking through the clouds on final approach.
In January 1979, the first operational F-16 Fighting Falcon was delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Nearly 30 years later to the day, a pilot from Luke AFB has amassed 4,000 hours flying this workhorse of the air.
The US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds has released the schedule for their 2009 show season. Next years starts with a Super Bowl fly-over and includes a Pacific tour.
Michigan Air National Guard's 107th Fighter Squadron flew its last F-16 sortie yesterday afternoon as the unit prepares to transition to the A-10 aircraft and mission.
After a 17 year absence, the USAF Thunderbirds will once again fly over the skies of Homestead, Fla. The world famous jet fighter acrobatic team will headline the "Wing's Over Homestead" Air Show, Nov. 7-8, 2009, at Homestead ARB.
After spending nearly 200 days on the road in 2008, Air Combat Command's West Coast F-16 Demonstration Team, known as Viper West, is shifting gears to prepare for next year's season with a new pilot and maintainers.
Approximately 45 personnel and an undisclosed number of F-16s departed from the 148th Fighter Wing early Wednesday morning.
JASDF members at Komatsu AB, Japan, are hosting more than 80 Misawa Airmen through the week during a JASDF and U.S. air-to-air training event that will increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both forces and foster the U.S.-Japan alliance.