The pair of Tu-95 Russian "Bear" bombers came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast.
The 33rd Fighter Wing hopes it will receive additional F-35As, along with considerable upgrades to its existing fleet.
Two F-16Cs collided head-on because one of the pilots failed to properly deconflict flight paths, the Air Force said.
For the second time in two years, lawmakers are attempting to block the sale of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey.
GAO officials said they're worried more deployments may have additional hiccups if info isn't communicated on a larger scale.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Luke Air Force Base crash landed during a training flight near the Arizona-California border.
The Air Force is investigating what caused two F-22s from the same unit to experience mishaps within days of each other.
Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force is pushing to develop experimental technologies for combat.
An F-22 Raptor suffered a mishap last week after it skidded on its belly following a takeoff at Naval Air Station Fallon.
The F-22 Raptor is fast developing a reputation as the aircraft that gets left behind during combat ops.