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

Jury rejects prosecution’s sex assault case against sergeant

An Army sergeant accused of stealing into a sleeping soldier’s room to sexually assault him was acquitted Wednesday after a three-day court-martial.
41 min 30 sec ago

Thousands of US troops deploying to Afghanistan, Europe this summer

About 5,700 U.S. soldiers will deploy later this year to Afghanistan and Europe on regular troop rotations, the Army announced Thursday.
48 min 30 sec ago

Vietnam veterans in northeast Nebraska get memorial

A memorial dedicated to Vietnam veterans will be unveiled on Sunday at the Norfolk Veterans' Home in northeast Nebraska. The idea behind the memorial and its design came from Bruce Bounds, who served as a U.S. Navy corpsman in Vietnam.
52 min 2 sec ago

Could Jamir Tillman continue Navy's run of NFL Draft picks?

Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound senior, has drawn interest from numerous NFL teams and could be a late-round selection, his agent said.
1 hour 19 min ago

US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and its denial of desperately needed aid for hundreds of thousands of besieged people, and is urging international pressure on Moscow "to stop this."
1 hour 31 min ago

Coast Guard: Stop using buoys as target practice

The Coast Guard in Rhode Island is trying to stop people using buoys as target practice, saying shooting at the navigational aids may be fun, but it's also a federal crime.
1 hour 48 min ago