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

Army to fire Navy missiles at next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise

U.S. Army Pacific will fire a Naval Strike Missile from shore to destroy an old ship during next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, the head of U.S. Pacific Command said Wednesday.
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Air Force showcases unmanned reconnaissance drone in Tokyo

The Air Force showed off one of its newest and most high-tech intelligence-gathering platforms this week in western Tokyo.
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Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing

Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert.
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Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.
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Veteran to receive WWI Victory Medal, other awards in posthumous ceremony on Fort Bragg

Nearly 73 years after his death, the U.S. Army will award a World War I Victory Medal, Prisoner of War Medal and Purple Heart to a soldier who fought in two world wars, served as an American spy, was held prisoner three times and served as an unofficial rabbi in a prisoner of war camp while smuggling notes, money and medicine to his fellow troops inside.
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President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers.
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