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 prepare to enter the rapids during their swiftwater rescue training, April 10, 2013 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron and were participating in exercise Angel Thunder 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Members of Alpha Company 2, 238th Aviation Squadron, from Los Alamitos, Calif., fly UH-60 Black Hawks during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 10, 2013 near Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Staff Sgt. Daniel Holmes conducts swiftwater rescue training April 10, 2013 near Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. Pararescuemen, like Holmes, are the Department of Defense’s only combat force specifically organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full-spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. Holmes is assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013Pararescuemen prepare to conduct swiftwater rescue training during exercise Angel Thunder 2013, April 10, 2013 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. During the exercise, personnel recovery forces will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with ground recovery personnel, air assets, special forces teams and federal agents. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)
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Angel Thunder 2013New York Air National Guard HH-60G Pave 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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AF Week in Photos Special Addition

AF Week in Photos Special AdditionNew 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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