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

NASA engineer's widow trying to sell moon rock was degraded by federal agent, court says

For nearly two hours on May 19, 2011, Joann Davis stood in the parking lot of a California Denny's restaurant in pants soaked in urine answering questions from a federal agent about a rice-sized piece of moon rock she wanted to sell to help pay for her son's medical care.
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Air commanders stress collaboration across sovereign skies in uncertain times

Air chiefs from across Europe met for the first time on Thursday to discuss how to work better together to protect sovereign skies and foster deterrence.
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Chinese foreign minister: No winners if Korea war breaks out

There can be no winners in a war between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday, while pledging support for dialogue between the sides.
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Russia labels 'Jehovah's Witnesses' as extremists and tries to ban them

In Russia, there's a database of extremists. It includes members of al-Qaida, the Islamic State and . . . Jehovah's Witnesses.
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Trump wants Europe to buy more tanks and planes; Europe wants to share them

When President Trump says America's European allies should boost their militaries, he means they should increase their respective domestic defense budgets. But European defense officials consider something else far more important than increasing spending: making their armies more efficient.
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Why is April 15 such a big deal in North Korea?

April 15 is officially known in North Korea as "The Day of the Sun" and marks the birthday of the founder of North Korea, Kim Il Sung, in 1912. It's called that because Il Sung means "to realize the sun" in Korean – although this is not the founder's real name, it's his nom de guerre.
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