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  • F-16 VDT completes 2018 season at BIAS

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team completed the 2018 air show season by participating in the Bahrain International Airshow at Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain, Nov. 14-16.
  • It flies in the family

    An Air Force major walks down the flight line of Canon Air Force Base, New Mexico, making his way toward his F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, aircraft 90830. As he climbs into the cockpit of the jet affectionately known as the Viper, he mentally prepares himself for the mission ahead.
  • One team, one fight: feature I

    When thinking about the F-16CM Fighting Falcon and its mission, many people only think about the pilot and their jet, but there are many more working pieces to the puzzle ensuring the mission is accomplished.
  • Gamblers 'Double Down' on combat readiness

    Fresh off a combat deployment to Afghanistan, the 77th Fighter Squadron is not skipping a beat in preparing for the next fight.
  • Falcons fly for freedom

    Having never lived at a military installation before arriving at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, I was initially startled at the sight and sound of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon roaring over me as it came in for landing.
  • 20th FW, 72nd ARS team up to stay sharp

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon cannot fly around the world on one tank of fuel. When the mission demands keeping the jets in the air, pilots can refuel with one of the Air Force’s gas stations in the sky.
  • SARM, HARM track pilot qualifications

    It takes an army to get aircraft off the ground — or rather, an air force. When an F-16CM Fighting Falcon pilot taxis down the flightline in preparation for a sortie, it may seem that the weight of success lies on their shoulders.
  • Wild Weasels train for next fight

    As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
  • Shooters launch first Rapid Ready Weasel exercise

    On a cold autumn morning, F-16CM Fighting Falcon maintainers scramble to put on gas masks and look over their wingmen for potential leaks in mission oriented protective posture gear, which could compromise the clothing’s ability to deter the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
  • Gamblers demonstrate F-16 mission

    The 77th FS Gamblers hosted a career day for two youth groups at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and a range day at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, near Wedgefield, for the families of 20th Fighter Wing members, Sept. 22.
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