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

Trump to inspect drone, meet with Marines at Border Patrol station ahead of Arizona rally

President Donald Trump will inspect a Predator drone and meet with Marines at a Yuma, Arizona, Border Patrol station ahead of a major rally Tuesday night in Phoenix as he seeks to promote his administration's push to tighten immigration enforcement, senior officials said.
19 hours 41 min ago

Trump’s push for larger NATO force in Afghanistan faces challenges

President Donald Trump has demanded NATO allies commit more troops to the mission in Afghanistan “in line” with planned U.S. increases, but the source of those forces is unclear for an alliance that has pledged more support but only in small numbers.
19 hours 57 min ago

Trump undercuts troop unity he praises

Trump’s own words last month undercut his broader point on Monday: that shared patriotism and common desire to defend the country would unite soldiers, sailors and airmen in a way that we might all emulate.
20 hours 1 min ago

Civil War lessons often depend on the location of the classroom

The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.
20 hours 9 min ago

Lebanon says it has driven ISIS from most of Syria border area

The U.S-backed Lebanese army launched its operation on Saturday and has since driven out the militants from some 62 square miles. The Lebanese military is now in control of over 80 percent of the areas previously held by ISIS along the border.
20 hours 19 min ago

Filipino officials: Chinese navy stalked Philippine area

Two senior Philippine security officials said three Chinese navy ships, a coast guard vessel and 10 fishing boats began keeping watch on Sandy Cay on Aug. 12 after a group of Filipino fishermen were spotted on the sandbars. The Filipinos eventually left but the Chinese stayed on.
20 hours 32 min ago