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USAF secretary Kendall plans to ride in AI-operated F-16 for a Sneak Peek on CCA Technology
The US Air Force is rapidly scaling up its plans to automate some of its fleet, and the US Air Force secretary says he's planning to fly in one of the autonomously piloted F-16s this spring.
Venezuelan F-16 downs an aircraft violating Venezuelan airspace
On Thursday the Venezuelan Air Force reported that one of its F-16 fighters shot down an aircraft declared hostile after it violated national airspace.
Argentina formalizes acquisition of Danish F-16 fighters
Danish Minister of Defense, Troels Lund Poulsen, arrived in Argentina on March 26 to seal the agreement for the purchase of 24 to 28 F-16MLU fighter jets, decommissioned by the Danish Air Force (RDAF), putting an end to the exaggeratedly long search for a supersonic multi-role fighter for the Argentine Air Force (FAA).
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F-16 fleet - Apr 19, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 204
write-off: 620
preserved: 162
stored: 587
instructional: 121
on order: 127
active: 2854
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 20
Fleet drop: 59
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Apr 1996
USAF ANG 149th FS/192nd FW becomes mission capable on a new reconnaissance pod, turning its F-16s into a capable recce platform.
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Once you've got the flying bug you'll never get rid of it. Even when there's a missle on your six and your wishing you never had it.
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F-16C Block 52
Wore 13 mission markings and 4 HARM markings for Operation Enduring Freedom. The nose art is of a fireman at ground zero reaching for a soldier and large american flag.The art work is by TSgt. Robbie Leist and SSgt. Chad Marks. However, the 389 did not fire any Harms during OEF, so the HARM markings are from previous OSW deployments.
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2nd tour in Vietnam flying O-2s - All I carried was smoke and a Combat Masterpiece!
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Latest Viper Drivers to reach 1K - 6K flying hours:
6,000 Hours 6,000 Hrs
2008-05-02
Lt.Col. Mike "Brillo" Brill
| 466 FS | 421 FS  
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| 134 FS | 134 FS | 125 FS  
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| 151 Filo | 132 Filo | 132 Filo  
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22 FS | 416 FLTS | 416 FLTS | 36 FS | 79 FS | 312 sqn | 331 skv | 313 sqn | 312 sqn
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19 FS | 19 FS | 19 FS
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307 FS | 69 FS | 69 FS | 80 FS | 308 FS | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | Air Demonstration Squadron | 62 FS
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315 sqn | 315 sqn
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480 FS | 8 FS | 35 FS
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