News Archive 2017
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|21 Sep||4 FW celebrates 75 years of airpower |
As the youngest branch of the Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, celebrated its 70th birthday, the 4th Fighter Wing celebrated its 75th anniversary with a weekend of celebratory events and ceremonies.
|15 Jun||Saab Gripen E First Flight |
At 10:32 on Thursday June 15, Gripen E took off on its maiden flight, flown by a Saab test pilot. The aircraft (designation 39-8) left from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and flew over the eastern parts of Östergötland for 40 minutes. During the flight, the aircraft carried out a number of actions to demonstrate various test criteria including the retracting and extending of the landing gear.
|26 May||Air National Guard paint facility completes 149th F-16 heritage paint scheme |
A U.S. Air Force F-16 assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard, was painted with World War II heritage markings by the Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City, Iowa.
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