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

Indonesian police fatally shoot 2 militants, arrest 2 others

The action came amid a security crackdown in several cities on Java after police arrested a would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants allegedly planning a holiday season suicide bombing.
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German, British soldiers commemorate WWI Christmas Truce on Kabul soccer field

In Sunday’s match, soldiers took to the pitch — a soccer field long ago transformed into a helicopter landing zone — for two 20-minute halves.
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Iraq: Blasts in, around Baghdad kill at least 11

Iraq witnesses near-daily attacks, including in Baghdad, which have been frequently claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten slams into eastern Philippines

A powerful typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Christmas Day, spoiling the biggest holiday in Asia's largest Catholic nation, where a governor offered roast pig to entice villagers to abandon family celebrations for emergency shelters.
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Little brother gets surprised at Pa. school by siblings in the service

An art teacher decorated the school's front door with red, white and blue, and teachers and students lined the halls afterward to applaud the family and give them high fives as they left.
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Naval Academy counseling center sees increase in caseload

During the academic year 2015-16, the center had about a 23 percent increase in total caseload over the previous year.
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