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

Ranger Hall of Fame opens doors to warriors from WWII to Global War on Terror

During a three-hour ceremony this week, 17 veterans were inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. The men had distinguished themselves in battles from World War II to the Global War on Terror.
1 hour 15 min ago

Alabama congressman wants separate military branch for space

An Alabama lawmaker’s proposal to create a separate military branch for space warfare appears to be moving forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1 hour 18 min ago

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

North Korea's U.N. ambassador warned the United States and the rest of the world Wednesday that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack.
3 hours 59 min ago

South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on North Korea

Speaking at a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, President Moon Jae-in offered an emotional tribute to Marines who fought in a fierce battle in the Korean War that helped in the mass evacuation of Korean civilians, including his own parents.
4 hours 36 min ago

In North Carolina, expanded military retiree tax breaks approved by Senate

Senators want to give a state income tax break to more North Carolina military veterans on retirement pay or benefits received by surviving family members.
4 hours 49 min ago

Pentagon, Trump at odds on climate change

The report backed by the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee, would make an assessment of the 10 military bases within each service most threatened by rising sea levels, drought and thawing permafrost. It also asks for the costs of mitigating those effects.
4 hours 59 min ago