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

New 6.2 quake centered in southern Mexico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca.
1 hour 14 min ago

Some new players, but same old Kadena in rout of Seoul American

The game was called midway through the second quarter due to the Falcons’ suffering too many heat casualties.
1 hour 15 min ago

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday's national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters.
1 hour 26 min ago

A showdown — then a sitdown about sharia

The two men drove to an isolated parking lot off Highway 45, a midway spot between their adversarial existences, to try to settle their differences. They each brought a friend, and they each brought a gun.
1 hour 44 min ago

Iran tests new ballistic missile

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 1,242 miles, state media reported Saturday.
2 hours 8 min ago

Mustangs keep playoff hopes alive by topping Kubasaki

Jack Ambrosino accounted for four touchdowns and 306 yards as ASIJ gets first D-I win at expense of winless Dragons.
2 hours 16 min ago