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

Wins are just icing on the (low-calorie) cake

Coaches at Aviano meet say they're interested in getting their wrestlers as many matches as they can right now and have them demonstrate what they've worked on in practice.
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Investigation concludes rape allegation against Army QB Ahmad Bradshaw ‘unfounded’

The United States Military Academy issued a statement Saturday calling a 2014 rape allegation made against Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw by a West Point cadet “unfounded.”
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Guantanamo prosecutor charges 3 in post-9/11 Southeast Asia terrorism plots

The U.S. war court prosecutor has issued new charges against the alleged leader of an al-Qaida affiliate in Southeast Asia, blaming him for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing and this time adding two Malaysian captives to the proposed case as alleged co-conspirators.
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Trump pays tribute to civil rights heroes amid protests

President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country.
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Royals sweep Lancers to end 2017 on positive note

Teams won't officially play again until Jan. 12-13 due to holiday break.
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Gold Star families, wounded veterans visit Kabul base

Residents at NATO’s Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul welcomed three Gold Star families and four wounded veterans to the base on Saturday.
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