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  • F-16s provide essential support to U.S., coalition forces in Afghanistan

    During a recent raid on a terrorist stronghold in a remote Afghan village, U.S. ground forces came under enemy fire. They called for close air support, and shortly thereafter, an F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped munitions to eliminate the threat.
  • Airmen behind the lens

    Many people see photos and videos of maintainers working, jets flying and Airmen throughout the Air Force serving their country, but who are the Airmen behind the lens?
  • Base tour unites Team Shaw and community

    Team Shaw Airmen opened its gates to Sumter, S.C. middle school students with the goal of opening their eyes to the daily work lives of Airmen serving in a variety of career fields across the Air Force, Jan. 11.
  • U.S. Air Force hydrazine team train Chilean Airmen

    A U.S. Air Force hydrazine Mobile Training Team traveled to Los Condores Air Base, Chile, to conduct classroom instruction and hands-on training with Chilean Air Force fuels technicians. Hydrazine is a back-up fuel used in F-16 Fighting Falcons that allows a pilot to regain control in the event of an electrical or hydraulic failure. When the hydrazine is released it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually maneuver the aircraft in order to land it safely. The two-man team taught seven Chilean fuel Airmen how to properly assemble, operate and maintain their new hydrazine servicing stand. The stand is used to refuel and defuel, purge, and prepare a shipment of hydrazine tanks.
  • F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

    The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Innovation at its finest

    The Air Force looks to its Airmen to be innovative in order to save time and money. Staff Sgt. Justin Tankersley, 20th Maintenance Group weapons lead crew chief, created a new tool for F-16 Fighting Falcons.
  • Vipers start your engines

    Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter.
  • Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16

    Six Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets on their way to Red Flag 18-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, stopped at Davis-Monthan AFB from July 5-16, to train with A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. “This week is very important here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base because our pilots and aircrew can train alongside members of the United States Air Force, which allows a better training environment for all,” said Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Pablo Garcia, Aerial Combat Command 1 commander.
  • 20th FW flagship receives new tail flash design

    The 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control flight changed the tail flash of the flagship F-16CM Fighting Falcon, May 15-18.
  • AFREP saves millions in funding

    When an Air Force asset is deemed unusable, there is a select group of experts that step in to breathe new life into the component; these professionals use their wide range of skills and resources to tinker with objects that would otherwise be tossed away, giving other units a chance to save time and money.
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