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

Professor part of effort to have Islamic State violence recognized as genocide

John Andrew Morrow has joined with others in what they call the Genocide Initiative — an effort to urge nations and human rights groups to recognize as genocide the killing by the Islamic State of Christians, Shiite Muslims, and members of various tribal and ethnic groups.
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Marine Corps veteran, 66, survives bloody hand-to-claw combat with black bear

It was just before dawn when 66-year-old Vietnam veteran Larry Yepez locked eyes with a 200-pound black bear outside his home near California’s Yosemite National Park and knew it meant war. Within seconds, the animal was on him, crushing his hand in its teeth and ripping his face and abdomen with its claws.
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British Royal Marine first to embed with US Marines in new program

A mysterious commando has been spotted across Asia, accompanying U.S. Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment since they arrived in Okinawa on the Unit Deployment Program in February.
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Officials identify Marine found dead near barracks

Officials say a Marine was found dead near his barracks at Camp Lejeune.
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Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with Georgia Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:Secretary Carter hosted Georgia Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli today at the Pentagon to discuss regional security issues and the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship. This was their first meeting.Secretary Carter commended Minister Khidasheli for Georgia's ongoing commitment to
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In China, a host of restrictions herald a major military parade

First, the Communist Party announces an event with great fanfare. Then Beijing authorities cancel flights, close schools, order cars off the roads and enact a host of other seemingly arbitrary restrictions that make daily life in the capital an exercise in inconvenience.
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