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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Fiscal 2014 Budget

Fiscal 2014 BudgetLt. Gen. James F. Jackson testifies during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Reserve Component leaders testified to the committee about the FY14 President's Budget request. The proposed budget has about $5 billion to fund Air Force Reserve requirements. This includes the operation and training of 34 wings, funds 102,212 flying hours, maintains 362 aircraft, and provides for the readiness of 71,400 Citizen Airmen. Jackson is the chief of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. Bob Thompson)
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Reserve, Guard leaders discuss FY14 budget at Senate

Reserve, Guard leaders discuss FY14 budget at SenateLt. Gen. James F. Jackson (left) discusses the proposed fiscal 2014 budget of the Air Force Reserve with retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Tom Carter April 17, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The top leaders from Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Reserve and National Guard programs provided statements and answered questions regarding the estimates for next year's funding at the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. Bob Thompson)
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Reserve, Guard leaders discuss FY14 budget at SenateSen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., (left) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), listen to testimony from Reserve and National Guard leaders April 17, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The senators lead the largest committee in the U.S. Senate. They are responsible for reviewing the FY14 President's Budget Request, hearing testimony from government officials and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Mikulski is the chairwoman of the full U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and Durbin is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. Bob Thompson)
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Reserve, Guard leaders discuss FY14 budget at SenateLt. Gen. James F. Jackson testifies during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Reserve Component leaders testified to the committee about the FY14 President's Budget request. The proposed budget has about $5 billion to fund Air Force Reserve requirements. This includes the operation and training of 34 wings, funds 102,212 flying hours, maintains 362 aircraft, and provides for the readiness of 71,400 Citizen Airmen. Jackson is the chief of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Col. Bob Thompson)
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Setting up the shot

Setting up the shotStaff Sgt. Rodian Carlson adjusts digital cameras during the production of "2nd Combat Camera Squadron 'In Action.'" The video was recently named "Production of the Year" in the 2012 Visual Information Production Awards, an annual Department of Defense competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Wood)
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On set with combat camera

On set with combat cameraSecond Combat Camera Squadron members prepare for a scene during the production of "2nd Combat Camera Squadron 'In Action.'" The video was recently named "Production of the Year" in the 2012 Visual Information Production Awards, an annual Department of Defense competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Wood)
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