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Meet Capt. Charles “Atlas” Boynton, the USAF F-16 pilot that overcame Cancer

Meet Capt. Charles “Atlas” Boynton, the USAF F-16 pilot that overcame Cancer

The F-16 pilot who overcame Cancer After 11 years of perseverance, commitment, and life-threatening illness, Capt. Charles Boynton, an F-16… Read More

9 months ago

The 79th Fighter Squadron “Tigers” are the first active duty F-16 Viper unit to win the Raytheon Trophy

The 79th Fighter Squadron received the Raytheon Trophy on Aug. 28, 2021 after being named the top air dominance squadron… Read More

3 years ago

Meet Venom: F-16 Viper Demo Team’s new cool Special Painted jet

The F-16 Venom features black snake scales across its back and up the tail. The yellow used by the team… Read More

4 years ago

Capt. Zoe Kotnik, First female Viper demo team pilot, relieved of command after two weeks

Col. Derek O’Malley, 20th Fighter Wing commander, relieved Capt. Zoe Kotnik from command Feb. 11 due to a loss of… Read More

5 years ago

First Female Pilot for USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team

Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik is the Air Force’s first female single-ship aerial demonstration pilot and has over 1,000 flying hours… Read More

5 years ago

2 Shaw F-16 fighter pilots have been awarded DFC medals for saving 88 coalition soldiers in Afghanistan

According DFC citation, Nygard, an instructor pilot and flight commander, and Cruz, a search pilot, employed weapons on two separate… Read More

6 years ago

“WHO’S RAM 01?!”: THE F-16 SEAD MISSION THAT COVERED A “MYSTERIOUS” AIR ASSET IN THE SKIES OVER IRAQ DURING THE FIRST NIGHT OF OIF

"I came out of the AOR, contacted the appropriate agency, and said, 'Copy. You're going to support 'Ram 01'.' That's… Read More

6 years ago

THE STORY OF AN EFFECTIVE CAS MISSION PROVIDED BY TWO USAF F-16 PILOTS TO SPECIAL OPS IN AFGHANISTAN’s NANGARHAR PROVINCE

A mere 60 seconds after arriving on scene, Andrle used his first bomb to destroy an insurgent-infested building. Less than… Read More

7 years ago

SHAW AFB AIRMEN TEST F-16 F110 ENGINE AT MAX AFTERBURNER POWER

The General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan engine produces approximately 29,000 pounds of thrust Taken on Mar. 3, 2017, the interesting photo… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. AIR FORCE F-16 DRIVER TELLS THE STORY OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MISSION HE FLEW IN LIBYA DURING OPERATION UNIFIED PROTECTOR

"We were kind of standoffish over the Gulf of Sidra, waiting to shoot down radars. That progressed into us going… Read More

7 years ago

THE STORY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTING FALCON MAINTAINER WHO BECAME FIGHTER PILOT

It’s always been my dream to be a pilot, it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, I just took a different… Read More

7 years ago