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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Continuing effort

Continuing effort(U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab)
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Ladder techniques

Ladder techniquesA team member of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summit team practices how to safely traverse crevasses at Mount Everest Base Camp, Nepal. A team of six active-duty Airmen is currently on their way to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, to suppoort resilience, raise money for charity and commemorate their fallen. (Courtesy photo/USAF Seven Summit Challenge)
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Nighlights near Everest

Nighlights near EverestThe tents of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summit team are illumated at night at a base camp near Mount Everest. A team of six active-duty Airmen is currently on their way to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, to suppoort resilience, raise money for charity and commemorate their fallen. (Courtesy photo/USAF Seven Summit Challenge)
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Waving the flag to be planted

Waving the flag to be plantedPart of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summit team smiles for a group photo in front of a Himalayan mountain range in Deboche, Nepal. A team of six active-duty Airmen is currently on their way to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. (Courtesy photo/USAF Seven Summit Challenge)
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Every Dollar Counts

Every Dollar Counts(U.S. Air Force graphic/Robin Meredith)
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4 years 14 weeks ago

60 years of Air Superiority

60 years of Air SuperiorityAn F-4G Wild Weasel fighter (foreground) and an F-16 Fighting Falcon are serviced on the flight line prior to departing for Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Fernando Serna)
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