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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Tiger Woods looks a little better, but is that enough to challenge at the Masters?

The Masters looms 42 days hence. The gentlemen of the PGA Tour played their first competitive round of the calendar year in the same time zone as Augusta on Thursday, so it must be about time to get serious.
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Russian skaters make history, US women make excuses

Eteri Tutberidze had seen enough. Alina Zagitova was crying too much and training hard with too little at her Sambo 70 figure skating rink in Moscow, and she wasn’t putting up with it any more. So she told Zagitova to leave.
19 hours 53 min ago

A transgender sailor was ready to die for America; Then President Trump tweeted

Petty Officer 2nd Class Taryn McLean, a transgender sailor who was born female but identifies as a male, recently re-enlisted for six years. Ever since President Donald Trump tweeted in July that the government would "no longer accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity" in the military, McLean has been trying to navigate an uncertain future.
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The 10 most memorable figure skating routines at the 2018 Olympics, ranked by song

While nobody opted for anything as crazy as Smash Mouth's "All Star" — a missed opportunity, if you ask me — many of the chosen tunes did stand out from the rest. Here are the most memorable figure skating routines ranked from worst to best song choice, complete with scores on a scale of 1 to 10.
19 hours 57 min ago

EU warns Turkey after its warships force gas rig to halt

The European Union warned Turkey on Friday to rein in its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was to drill for natural gas.
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18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.
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