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  • Heritage Flight: making a connection

    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course demonstrates the evolution of the USAF's airpower by flying today’s fighter aircraft in formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam War - era aircraft. The training includes a performance of formations by current USAF fighters such as F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II along with historical warbirds like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk and F-86 Sabre.
  • Holloman hosts Royal Canadian Air Force

    Holloman Air Force Base hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2018.The training served to familiarize NATO allies with each other’s aircraft operations and maintenance requirements as well as strengthening their partnerships. “We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons)
  • Airman opens door for innovation

    Innovative Airmen allow the Air Force to bring the future faster, and one master sergeant is trying to revamp the way rocket propellant is cleaned off the flightline. Master Sgt. Terri Adams, 23d Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management section chief, won the Air Combat Command’s level of the Air Force Spark Tank competition.
  • 79th FS ‘Tigers’ roar in Raptor Country

    As the second week of Checkered Flag 18-1 and concurrently running Weapon Systems Evaluation Program exercises continue, Airmen from the 79th Fighter Squadron from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, sustain the high tempo while bringing further dynamics to the large-scale exercises.
  • Final operational F-16s depart Hill

    The last six operational F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft lifted off from the runway here Sept. 21 at approximately 11 a.m. on their way to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where they will continue flying.Several military and civilian Airmen watched as pilots stepped to the jets and taxied away for takeoff. The operational F-16s, which have been assigned
  • 8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

    A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky. An insignia, circled in gold and donning a sheep with a wool coat black as night, is stitched atop his right breast. He hikes up a ladder, hands gripping steel and hops into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Black Sheep have returned.
  • Thunderbirds announce 2018 officer selections

    The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2018 demonstration season.
  • Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

    U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.
  • Hill F-16 squadron celebrating 40 years of combat airpower, part 1

    Forty years ago, the United States Air Force announced that the 388th Fighter Wing would be the first unit to transition to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, now more commonly known as the Viper. Thirty-eight years ago, the first operational F-16A took to the skies here and the Viper has been slipping the surly bonds of earth over Utah ever since.
  • Up all night: 20th MXG ensures readiness 24/7

    Las Vegas never sleeps, and neither does the 20th Maintenance Group, which conducts 24-hour operations whether at home at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, or on temporary duty at Nellis in support of Red Flag 17-2.
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