• RSAF, USAF conduct combined operations in KSA

    In the desert skies above Taif’s King Fahad Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Airmen from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing integrated with Royal Saudi Air Forces to execute a combined training exercise.Conducting combined air-to-air training, the exercise allowed both nations to further cultivate

  • Iron Falcon superior performers recognized

    Senior Airman Evan Stringer, 176th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fuels system journeyman, receives a superior performer certificate from Brig. Gen. Robert Davis, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nov. 23, 2021. Stringer was recognized for

  • Life of a bomb: from ‘cradle to grave’

    Earlier this month, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan—a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.

  • Vipers start your engines

    Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven

  • Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years

    This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.