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

WWII prisoner donates 48-star flag, with 'incredible' story behind it, to NC museum

The flag – presented to the family by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood – has survived fire, war and time itself. And now, it will be forever preserved. "It's not just a U.S. flag...," said Jim Bartlinski, director of the museum. "The story behind it is incredible."
37 min 52 sec ago

Japanese-American veteran proudly served in US Army during WWII

Although there was an internment camp in Colorado Henry Sakaguchi and his family were able to stay on their farm. Then, in 1943, at the age of 22 and despite the nation's mistrust of Japanese-Americans, Sakaguchi joined the U.S. Army. "I felt patriotism and also I wanted to prove my loyalty to America because America didn't believe that we were loyal citizens," he said.
1 hour 2 min ago

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is embarking on a Balkans tour Sunday to promote the EU's new eastward expansion strategy. Russia wants to discourage the Western Balkan countries from joining NATO and the EU.
1 hour 56 min ago

Vets clean up Army base in Germany

Veterans, soldiers and families braved the cold weather to better their community when VFW Post 10692 organized a group cleanup effort on base Saturday.
4 hours 8 min ago

Midshipmen hit the boxing ring for annual US Naval Academy fight night

Boxers talk about fighting against fellow midshipmen during the U.S. Naval Academy Brigade Boxing Championships.
4 hours 54 min ago

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more lives

Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, leaving three people dead and more than a dozen wounded.
5 hours 20 min ago