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3 Apr 2012 The 4,500th F-16, an F-16C block 52 for the Royal Moroccan Air Force, rolls off the production line in Fort Worth. (Read more...)
27 Oct 1980 The F-16 becomes nuclear certified.
13 Oct 2009 PAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Drive order. (Read more...)
19 Mar 2009 HAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Xenia IV order. (Read more...)
10 Sep 2008 RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon III order. (Read more...)
28 Jul 2009 RJAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Falcon IV order. (Read more...)
2 May 2008 USAF pilot Michael J. Brillo Brill is the first to reach 6,000 hours on the F-16. (Read more...)
24 Mar 2008 F-16C block 25 #83-1165 is the first C-model viper worldwide to surpass the 7,000 flying-hours milestone. (Read more...)
18 Sep 2007 First USAF F-16C (#84-1260) arrives at AMARC for storage under designation AAFG0556. (Read more...)
12 Apr 2007 Jordan orders 6 second-hand F-16s from the Netherlands (Peace Falcon IV). (Read more...)
20 Jun 2006 F-16C #87-0359 is the first block 40 viper worldwide to surpass the 6,000 flying-hours milestone. (Read more...)
Feb 2008 Morocco orders 24 F-16s becoming the 25th customer. (Read more...)
16 Jun 1987 US Navy aggressor squadron VF-126 receives its first F-16N at NAS Miramar, California.
1 Jul 1994 US Navy F-16 aggressor squadron VF-43 disbands at NAS Oceana, Virginia.
22 Jun 1982 USAF Arial Demonstration Squadron receive their first F-16A painted in Thunderbird markings at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
26 Jul 1996 524th Fighter Squadron activates with the F-16 at Cannon AFB, New Mexico after converting from the F-111F which were sent to AMARC.
30 Aug 2007 524th Fighter Squadron disbands at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
23 May 2007 523rd Fighter Squadron disbands at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
21 Dec 2007 522nd Fighter Squadron disbands at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
18 Sep 1995 First flight of a 522nd Fighter Squadron F-16 while converting from the F-111F which were retired to AMARC.
30 Jun 1989 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron disbands at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
12 Nov 1998 428th Fighter Squadron activates at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
6 Jul 2005 428th Fighter Squadron disbands at Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
31 Aug 1995 307th Fighter Squadron disbands at Moody AFB, Georgia.
30 Sep 1992 307th Fighter Squadron officially moves from Homestead AFB, Florida to Moody AFB, Georgia in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.