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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Turkey: 1,000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and later temporarily suspended some 9,000 personnel from its police force in one of the largest operations in recent months against the movement that is blamed for last summer's failed military coup.
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Review: 'Guardians' returns and it’s better than the first

In James Gunn’s sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of “The Empire Strikes Back,” complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its interstellar gang to make Obi-Wan blush.
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Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear threats and stern talk of military action, if necessary, from the United States.
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US: Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes

The Pentagon on Wednesday criticized Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq that the United States said put American forces on the ground at risk.
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Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”
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US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.
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