The Air Force on Aug. 1 announced it will stop operations for one day so commanders can discuss suicide prevention and mental health with their airmen. Photo by SSgt. Christine Groening.
Lockheed Martin received two major F-16 contracts July 31, collectively worth $1.1 billion, to produce 14 jets for Slovakia and to support the fighter fleet at Balad AB, Iraq. The Slovak contract, worth about $800 million, buys new F-16V aircraft to be delivered into 2024. The $315.6 million Iraqi contract also continues Lockheed’s logistics support for F-16IQs and establishes a training detachment at Balad. Iraqi pilots began flying F-16IQ combat missions in spring 2018.
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