First Test of Unmanned F-16 a Success

The first test flight of a US Air Force unmanned F-16, known as the QF-16, was a great success, according to the USAF and Boeing personnel involved in the program.

The QF-16 will replace the aging QF-4 as a full-scale fighter primarily used as target practice and weapons testing. Having a more modern plane as a target drone will allow pilots to better prepare for the more maneuverable and capable aircraft they may see in the skies over hostile territory. Read more »

Air Force Considering Cutting Entire Fleets

With the huge budget cuts still in place and the Air Force's desire to maintain existing procurement projects (e.g. the F-35), the Air Force is considering cutting entire fleets of certain aircraft for the coming fiscal year. Read more »

Air Force Vet Takes Taco Truck to Italy

An Air Force veteran has set up an unlikely but profitable business in an unusual location. Here's some more information from the original story, by Stars and Stripes' Kent Harris:

Martin Lopez was familiar with the concept of getting restaurant-quality food from a vehicle while growing up in San Jose, Calif. They’re not hard to find on the West Coast, where many residents refer to the ubiquitous enterprises as taco trucks.
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Can I join the US Air Force?

If you are interested in joining the US Air Force, the following information will hopefully be helpful. But remember, sometimes the information will change with little or no warning, and so your best bet is to get in touch with an Air Force recruiter since their information is always up-to-date!

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Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

US disrespecting wartime allies who served at great risk

Nine years ago, Taliban insurgents attacked me and my squad during a routine mission in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. Those insurgents would have killed us had it not been for Janis Shenwary, our Afghan translator, who shot and killed two of them.
23 hours 28 min ago

Iraqi Kurds want US to play divorce lawyer

But Baghdad opposes talk of secession, and with the United States committed to a one-Iraq policy, it’s going to be an uphill fight.
23 hours 29 min ago

Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strike

The Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir on Friday, killing one man and injuring another, after some threw rocks, police and residents said.
23 hours 31 min ago

Mooney, fellow grads rejoice in Army breakthrough against Navy

One of Collin Mooney's favorite T-shirts is a replica of the 82nd Airborne jerseys that Army football players wore for the Army-Navy game in December.
23 hours 35 min ago

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

New Hampshire's only veterans hospital, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, has appointed two more interim leaders.
23 hours 45 min ago

US sailors help students in Japan practice their English

An ongoing program between Naval Air Facility Atsugi and nearby Terao Elementary School lets sailors volunteer to help Japanese students practice their English.
23 hours 46 min ago