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    An F-16CM and a Cessna 150M collided on July 7, 2015 near Moncks Corner, S.C., due to both pilots’ inability to see and avoid the other aircraft, and direction given by the air traffic controller, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today.
  • Thunderbirds perform last show of 2016

    The Thunderbirds’ performance at Aviation Nation marked their final show of the 2016 season. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions of people across the United States, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power.
  • AF selects Holloman AFB as preferred location for interim F-16 training squadrons

    The Air Force selected Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the preferred alternative for the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons created to increase fighter pilot production as the service faces a growing pilot shortage.
  • Tigers take roar downrange

    The 79th Fighter Squadron deployed members to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during the month of October.
  • Keeping ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    The whole country watched with bated breath as the threat of Hurricane Matthew loomed ever closer. U.S. military bases all along the East Coast, including Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, weighed their options to evacuate ahead of Hurricanw Matthew.
  • 416th FLTS testers meet with Auto GCAS survivor

    Test pilots and engineers from the 416th Flight Test Squadron had the chance to meet face-to-face with one of the squadron’s success stories Aug. 25. The group met with an allied nation pilot trainee who returned home alive after he experienced a g-force-induced loss of consciousness and his F-16’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System activated, executing a ground-avoidance maneuver, just as the system was designed to do. The 416th tested and proved the F-16’s Auto GCAS.
  • F-16s helps strengthen bond between US/Pakistan Air Forces

    Pakistan air force F-16C/D jets from No. 5 Squadron "Falcons" travelled more than 7,700 miles here to participate in Red Flag 16-4 on Aug. 15-26.
  • Aggressor’s paint scheme gets makeover

    Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training. On Aug. 5, the 64th AGRS unveiled the new “splinter” paint scheme for the F-16 Aggressors at Nellis Air Force Base during the 57th Adversary Tactics Group change of command. The new paint scheme for the F-16 will serve as the closest representation of real world threats for pilots who train at Nellis.
  • Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

    Green Flag-West, a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center exercises at Ft. Irwin, Calif.
  • USAF Thunderbird pilot in good medical condition, released from hospital

    Maj. Alex Turner, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #6, is in good medical condition and has recently been released from the hospital.