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 »

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Tossing the rifles

Tossing the riflesMembers of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team exchange their M-1 Garand rifles by tossing them to each other April 13, 2013, at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The Drill Team promotes the Air Force mission by showcasing highly perfected drill performances at public and military venues to recruit, retain, and inspire fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)
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Tossing the rifle

Tossing the rifleA member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perfoms a rifle drill with his M-1 Garand April 13, 2013, at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The Drill Team promotes the Air Force mission by showcasing highly perfected drill performances at public and military venues to recruit, retain, and inspire fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)
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Blood, sweat, tears

Blood, sweat, tearsFirst Lt. Michael Lemorie stomps his saber on the ground as he speaks to Airmen with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard's Drill Team, April 13, 2013 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Lemorie is the Drill Team flight commander, and told his Team of his confidence in their success at the Joint Service Drill Exhibition at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)
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Blood, sweat, tearsSenior Airmen Billy Degraffenreid shows the cut to his hands he incurred while performing in a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performance April 13, 2013, at the National Mall, Washington, D.C. Degraffenreid is a senior member of the Drill Team and mangaged to a catch an incorrectly tossed M-1 Garand rifle at the bayonet, successfully completing the drill in front of a cheering audience at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)
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Cornered by bayonets

Cornered by bayonetsFirst Lt. Michael Lemorie is surrounded by the bayonets of fellow U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team members April 13, 2013, at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. As the Drill Team's flight commander, Lemorie often places himself in the middle of dangerous group movements and rifle exchanges to represent the trust Air Force officer have in the Airmen they lead. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Riedel)
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Dangerous throw well performed

Dangerous throw well performedThe U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team throw their rifles during the joint service drill team exhibition April 13, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Drill teams from all four branches of the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. Coast Guard displayed their skills at the event that celebrated U.S. military heritage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)
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