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

Combat aviation testimony on Capitol Hill

Combat aviation testimony on Capitol HillAir Force Lt. Gen. Burton Field looks on while U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Davis answers a question posed to him about combat aviation programs being budgeted for fiscal year 2014 during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee's Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2013. Davis is the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He is responsible for research and development, test, production and modernization of Air Force programs. Field is deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements and also serves as the Air Force operations deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. . (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)
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4 years 6 days ago

Confirmed as next EUCOM/NATO commander

Confirmed as next EUCOM/NATO commanderGen. Philip Breedlove, U.S. Air Forces Europe commander, is confirmed to become the next U.S. European Command and NATO commander. (Official Air Force photo)
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4 years 6 days ago

General dies in plane crash

General dies in plane crashMaj. Gen. Joseph Brown and his wife were killed when their private Cessna crashed near
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4 years 1 week ago

AF Week in Photos

AF Week in PhotosNew York National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks prepare to conduct aerial refueling operations with a HC-130J Combat King II during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 8, 2013, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. Angel Thunder is the largest joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to train personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. The HC-130J is assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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4 years 1 week ago

Angel Thunder 2013

Angel Thunder 2013An HC-130J Combat King II conducts an aerial refueling mission during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 11, 2013, near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The HC-130J is assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Kaszynski)
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Angel Thunder 2013A Grand Canyon fire rescue team uses the Jaws of Life to rescue casualties from wreckage as part of a mass casualty exercise during Angel Thunder, April 13, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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