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  • Test cell Airmen ready engines for launch

    A vast array of colors ranging from reds and oranges to purples and blues are released from the afterburner of a Shaw F-16 Viper engine in a 15-foot pulse. Meanwhile, the engine sends readings to the Airmen testing, telling them how much power it’s exerting.
  • ‘Toro’ grabs Viper Demo by horns

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz as a demonstration team pilot following an aerial performance, May 16.
  • From raceway to runway

    Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing and Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team hosted Conor Daly, Air Force Honda race car driver, and Townsend Bell, sports commentator and professional race car driver, April 15-16.
  • F-16 VDT completes heritage training

    Members of the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team attended the 2019 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26 to March 4.
  • From pupper to power

    Litters of German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois puppies are sorted and placed into different training categories at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. These puppies will soon be highly-trained military working dogs, stationed all over the world to work with different handlers, military branches and units, and protect the Americans they serve as well as the United States.
  • F-16 VDT announces new pilot

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, certified the new F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander ahead of the 2019 season, Jan. 29.
  • Finding a purpose

    Everyone goes through hard times throughout their life. Whether it be the death of a loved one, financial issues or an internal struggle, there are ways to get through troubling times.
  • We are just like you

    Rigid structure, aircraft and guns. These are some examples of what many people may think of when they hear about the military. Many forget that outside the uniform, military members are regular people, too. Just like everyone else, they have fears, hobbies and family.
  • 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.
  • 50th ATKS honors heritage

    Six 50th Attack Squadron Airmen traveled to Wichita, Kansas, Oct. 6, 2018, to attend the 100 year anniversary of the 2nd Lt. Erwin Bleckley's Medal of Honor flight.
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