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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Review: South Park takes on superhero setting in 'The Fractured But Whole'

For more than 20 years now, “South Park” has delighted fans, annoyed its detractors and – at times – outraged both in equal measure. That same combination of clever writing and childlike wonder made “South Park: The Stick of Truth” not only a fantastic South Park game, but an enjoyable experience for nonfans. The recently released follow-up, “The Fractured But Whole,” deviates from the original game in small ways, but keeps most of what worked there intact.
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Spc. Alex Missildine is remembered as 'a model soldier'

A broken community of family, friends and fellow soldiers united to remember Spc. Alexander Missildine's life and bring the fallen soldier to his final resting place.
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Army veteran's ex-husband suspected of murder in her disappearance

Dalen Larry Ware was taken into custody at his home in Phoenix Friday in connection with the presumed slaying of Julia Jacobson, 37. Her remains have not been found, according to police in Ontario, Calif., where she was last spotted.
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US Postal Service has special holiday shipping options for delivery to servicemembers

While the holidays are a hard time to be away from home, the U.S. Postal Service makes it a priority that those serving their country will receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays no matter where they may be.
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Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

Israel says it will not negotiate with an emerging Palestinian government if the Hamas militant group plays any role in it.
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US presence in Somalia surges as military mission turns more deadly

The number of U.S. servicemembers operating in Somalia has quadrupled since the beginning of the year to 400 troops, making it the biggest contingent deployed to the war-torn country in nearly 25 years.
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