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!

Request Info on How to Join the Air Force
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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

Spain rescues 57 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean

Thousands of migrants from Africa attempt the perilous crossing to Europe in small boats that are unfit for the open sea.
1 hour 32 sec ago

Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul; 16 women

Sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.
1 hour 23 min ago

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

The zone is one of four proposed in a plan approved in May by Russia and Iran, which support Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Turkey, which backs rebels fighting his forces
1 hour 39 min ago

Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford

The USS Ford is named after the country's 38th president, who rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II.
1 hour 49 min ago

Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, are the barriers to the effort to increase Muslim migration.
3 hours 45 min ago

German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

Hundreds of Germans, among them several girls and young women, have in recent years left the country to join IS in Syria and Iraq.
4 hours 38 min ago