• Edwards hosts F-16 50th anniversary celebration

    Multiple F-16s Fighting Falcons from units around the nation descended upon Edwards Air Force Base, California to partake in Falcon Rejoin 50, Jan. 25, 2024, in celebration of the F-16's first flight.

  • Team celebrates Bahrain's first F-16 Block 70 aircraft

    F-16 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Bahrain team celebrated the first Bahrain F-16 Block 70 aircraft to roll off the newly operational Lockheed Martin production line, during a March 10 ceremony in Greenville, S.C.

  • Upgraded F-16 rejoins 8th FW

    An upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon returned to 8th Fighter Wing operations after AFLCMC’s Post Block Integration Team provided the aircraft with the first wave of 22 modifications designed to improve lethality to meet the needs of current and future operations.

  • F-16s to receive next-generation electronic warfare suite

    The Air Force took another step in the effort to modernize the electronic warfare (EW) capabilities of the F-16 fleet. On March 10, in advance of a multi-million dollar contract modification award expected later this year, the Fighters and Advanced Aircraft Directorate issued an Unpriced Change

  • F-16 fleet undergoing largest modification work in history

    In one of the largest modernization efforts in U.S. Air Force history, 608 F-16s – comprised of Blocks 40 and 50 – will undergo up to 22 modifications designed to improve lethality and ensure the fourth-generation fighter remains effective in meeting current and future threats.

  • Iraqi Air Force celebrates graduation of 7-level maintenance technicians

    The Iraqi Air Force celebrated the graduation of their first F-16 seven-level maintenance technicians at a Jan. 21 ceremony held on Balad Air Base, Iraq.Lt. Gen. Anwar Hamadamin presented the ten individuals with graduation certificates and 7-level patches.The ten pioneers had to overcome many