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U.S. Marine AV-8B Harriers with the Marine Attack Squadron 231 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., are parked on the flightline during basic fighter maneuver training at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 2017. Shaw AFB pilots host sister services
Pilots assigned to Shaw Air Force Base hosted Navy and Marine Corps pilots and took to the skies to duel each other, Dec. 1, 2017.
0 12/07
2017
VIGILANT ACE 18 35th FW relocates for Vigilant Ace 18
The 35th Fighter Wing relocated 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons and more than 280 personnel to participate in Vigilant Ace 18, an annual flying exercise at Osan Air Base, South Korea, occurring Dec. 4 - 8, 2017.
0 12/06
2017
F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II 500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
The Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base.
0 10/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Douglas Thies, 20th Operations Group commander, prepares to fist bump Col. David Vaclavik, 20th Mission Support Group commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 30, 2017. Thies flew Vaclavik, who has been his friend since college, on a familiarization flight training mission in an F-16D Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) From cadets to colonels: Wingmen for life
Filing into a barber shop in 1989, a group of college freshmen prepare for the Cadet Corps program at Texas A&M University, College Station by receiving the traditional rites during their transition from civilian to military: a buzz cut. Physical training, formations and university classrooms were all part of the daily lives of cadets assigned to A&M Squadron 7. As they marched toward graduation, the cadets gained more than knowledge and bearing from the program which attempted to shape them into the next generation of military leaders.
0 6/28
2017
Lt. Col. Craig Andrle, 79th Fighter Squadron commander, taxis a F-16 Fighting Falcon on the Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flightline after returning from a deployment May 4, 2017. Andrle’s unit recently returned from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan where they provided close air support to U.S. Special Operations and Afghan National Army commandos in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Finding a way to win
It was a temperate day at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan when Lt. Col. Craig Andrle and his wingman, Capt. Adam Fuhrmann, began walking across the flightline to their soon-to-be airborne F-16CM Fighting Falcons.
0 5/31
2017
Col. Joseph McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, promotes his sister, Theresa Goodman, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Goodman is a medical inspector at the Air Force Inspection Agency headquarters at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 5296 miles away from Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller) Birds of a feather: brother promotes sister via VTC
The video stream stuttered, lagged and occasionally froze, but it ended with Col. Theresa Goodman looking into a webcam and rendering a perfectly clear salute to her brother stationed 5,296 miles away from her location, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Joseph McFall, the 52nd Fighter Wing commander here, promoted his sister, who he refers to as Tess, to the rank of colonel via video teleconferencing technology, May 15, 2017. As soon as her new rank took effect, Goodman made sure to jokingly let her older brother know it would be the last salute she would have to give him for a while.
0 5/16
2017
F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi down the runway April 21, 2017, at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Programme. TLP is an annual NATO Mission Commander’s School training program designed to provide joint tactical training with NATO allies to increase NATO coordination and strengthen combined air operations. This type of training is an opportunity for Hill’s active duty and Reserve Airmen to hone their operational and tactical leadership skills with allied air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs) Hill F-16s train in NATO exercise
Eight F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the NATO Tactical Leadership Program through May 19, 2017.
0 5/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 4
On this look around the Air Force, the CMSAF addresses sexual assault awareness, an F-16 pilot reaches 1,000 combat flight hours, and a 380th Air Expeditionary Wing EQ-4 Global Hawk completes 1,000 continuous sorties without maintenance cancellations.
0 4/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo F-16 aircraft accident near Charleston
A Shaw Air Force Base F-16C Fighting Falcon and civilian aircraft collided July 7 near Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, at 11:30 a.m.
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2015
Francesco Di Carlo paints the tail end of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 13, 2013, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Corrosion control focuses on preventative maintenance by sanding down and repainting aircraft through the use of special polyurethane paint, which helps protect the metal from environmental stressors. Di Carlo is a 31st Maintenance Squadron corrosion technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Hines) 
Maintaining aircraft integrity one coat at a time
With a new state-of-the-art Corrosion Control Facility on Aviano, aircrafts are now serviced in-house for a quarter of the cost. Up until last year, all F-16 Fighting Falcons on Aviano were sent to either Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, or a Belgian based aerospace company for repainting, costing the Air Force nearly $108,000 each time.
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2013
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