Tag: f-16
  • New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16

    The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.
  • Last of F-16 fleet at Hill goes through phase

    As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • Hurricane Matthew forces Homestead jets to relocate

    Sailors marshal eight F-16 Fighting Falcons from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Oct. 5, 2016 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. Twelve aircraft relocated here due to Hurricane Matthew's anticipated landfall. The base serves as a safe haven for military aircraft that are in the path of the hurricane. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Tyndall F-22 unit participates in combat exercise

    Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range.
  • Maintenance hiring flies over century mark

    The 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 recently surpassed the century mark, by having well over 100 members assigned to the unit, which is a landmark piece to their development.As part of the Air Force Reserve 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Det. 1 stood up as a classic association with the 56 FW in October 2014. Their mission is to train
  • Providing airpower to Operation Freedom's Sentinel

    Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, climbs in the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission of the F-16C is to provide close air support for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
  • 14 aircraft, 4 nations, 1 alliance

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft including two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons, four U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, two German Eurofighter Typhoons and four Swedish Gripens over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2016. The formation was captured from a KC-135 from the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Force
  • Total force integration significant in KC-46 support

    When the Air Force and Boeing launched the KC-46 Pegasus program, the 412th Test Wing was tagged as one of the prime players in testing and validation of the aircraft. To help with this, the wing is now relying on support from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
  • Hill Airmen return from Afghanistan

    Nearly 300 active duty and Reserve Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the Black Widows, returned here Tuesday following a nearly eight-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 421st FS spent more than 10,000 hours in the skies, flying 2,800 sorties and dropping more than 100 guided bombs in support of coalition
  • ACC releases F-16 accident report

    One pilot’s landing, lack of comprehensive braking and flight path deconfliction, combined with a second pilot’s delayed transition to the correct side of the runway led to the collision of two F-16C aircraft on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, runway Aug. 15, 2015, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today.The mishap