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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Angel Thunder 2013

Angel Thunder 2013Pararescuemen, Arizona Parks department, local fire and rescue crews perform a high-angle rescue during a mass causality exercise during Angel Thunder 2013, April 13, 2013, at the Grand Canyon, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Pararescuemen, Arizona Parks department and local fire and rescue crews participate in a mass causality exercise during Angel Thunder 2013, April 13, 2013, at the Grand Canyon, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Pararescuemen, Arizona Parks department and local fire and rescue crews participate in a mass causality exercise during Angel Thunder 2013, April 13, 2013, at the Grand Canyon, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Airmen wait to load a victim of a simulated aircraft crash during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 13, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Angel Thunder provides personnel recovery and combat search and rescue training for combat aircrews, pararescuemen, intelligence personnel, battle managers and joint search and rescue center personnel. The Airmen are assigned to the 355th Medical Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Moore)
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Angel Thunder 2013An HC-130J Combat King II conducts an aerial refueling with two HH-60G Pave Hawks during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 11, 2013, near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The HC-130J is the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. The HC-130J is assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, and the Black Hawks are assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Pararescuemen conduct swiftwater rescue training during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 10, 2013 near Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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