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

Senior South Korean diplomat says Trump threats sowing confusion

A South Korean presidential adviser expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s recent threats to the North, breaking the new administration’s silence on the escalating rhetoric between the two sides.
14 weeks 6 hours ago

Departure of Syrian rebels and refugees from Lebanon raises specter of forced returns

For the second time a matter of weeks, thousands of rebel fighters and civilian refugees who had found a haven in Lebanon are being sent back to Syria to live in what is being billed as a “safe zone” in the war-torn country.
14 weeks 6 hours ago

Construction to start on new hydroelectric plant supplying energy to Fort Carson

A new hydroelectric plant will soon be built downstream from the Pueblo Dam to supply electricity to Fort Carson and Fountain Utilities.
14 weeks 7 hours ago

Fort Benning soldier killed in Georgia crash identified

A Fort Benning soldier died early Saturday after the vehicle he was driving went out control on the J.R. Allen Parkway, went over the railing and crashed onto the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, authorities said.
14 weeks 10 hours ago

Rights leaders ask Trump to fire ‘alt-right’ hero Bannon

Religious and civil rights leaders called on President Donald Trump to fire White House advisers Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, whose association with the white-supremacist “alt-right” movement has come under heightened scrutiny after Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Va.
14 weeks 11 hours ago

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

Demonstrating the delicate balancing act that has come to define his vice presidency, Mike Pence tried to strike a balance Sunday in Colombia between Latin American opposition to possible U.S. military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, and President Donald Trump's surprising refusal to rule out that option.
14 weeks 11 hours ago