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"MiG-Killer" F-4D Gets Fresh Paint

"MiG-Killer" F-4D Gets Fresh Paint

 

The Museum of Aviation's F-4D Phantom II, tail number 66-7554, is being repainted. The aircraft arrived at the museum in the summer of 2007 after it was removed from outdoor display on a pedestal at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Once the repainting is complete, the aircraft will go on display in Hangar One.

The markings will include two stars representing North Vietnamese MiG fighters. On February 14, 1968, pilot Major Rex D. Howerton and weapon systems officer 1st Lieutenant Ted L. Voigt of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron used the F-4's externally mounted 20mm cannon to shoot down a Mig-17. The second star represents another MiG kill in combat that was claimed by crew members and initially confirmed. However, months after the victory, the confirmation was withdrawn. The second star appears in historical photos and will be repainted on the aircraft.  

Super Bowl Party at Robins AFB

Super Bowl Party at Robins AFB

A Super Bowl party starts at 6 p.m. Sunday. That's at Heritage Lounge.

The big game kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Party-goers will be able to enjoy drink specials and prizes. Members are $5, guests are $10. 

Call 468-467 for more information.

Base Chapel Hosts MLK Commemorative Service

Base Chapel Hosts MLK Commemorative Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative service, "Celebrating Diversity in the Legacy of Dr. King", was Jan. 17 at Robins Chapel. Attendees watch Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

Software Upgrades on the Way for Many F-16s

Software Upgrades on the Way for Many F-16s

Air Force Times

by Brian Everstine

It’s time for a software upgrade to the Air Force’s Block 40 and Block 50 F-16s, and for the first time, the two flying tech support teams are stationed at the same base.

It also marks the first time that the software is made in-house in the Air Force.

Previous versions were developed by the lead civilian contractor, with the developmental and operational tests occurring at separate bases.

Here’s what’s important about the F-16’s system upgrade:

What is the software? The operational flight program is the software in the Block 40 and Block 50 Vipers that controls all avionics and weapons for the jet. Earlier versions were created by Lockheed Martin, but this iteration is all Air Force, created by the 309th Software Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The players.

Cold-War Era Missiles Get New Paint at Museum of Aviation

Cold-War Era Missiles Get New Paint at Museum of Aviation

 Warner Robins GA -- The missiles guarding the front lawn of the Museum of Aviation are receiving a new paint job.  The two missiles, a Matador and a Mace, were developed after World War II as “pilotless bombers” and sent overseas to West Germany, Korea and Taiwan.  The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base had worldwide logistics management responsibility for the missiles throughout their service life. 

Base Outdoor Track Closes for a Month

Base Outdoor Track Closes for a Month

The outdoor track will be closed for repairs for about 30 days beginning Monday, according to the Robins Air Force Base Facebook page. 

During the time it's closed, a 1.5 mile route around the old housing area next to the track will be used for official AF Fitness Assessments and official testing during the time period.

Bombshells Over the Bible Belt

Bombshells Over the Bible Belt

Tinker Nantucket has been dreaming of this for years. The truth of the matter is that the spirit of vaudeville lives in her blood. She is a born performer descended of born performers. Her grandfather, Samuel Harry Brooks, sang and dance in vaudeville and burlesque halls as a side performer in the 1930’s and if Tinker is any indicator of inherited talent, it must come on with a vengeance!