There is a cadre of airmen who put the “straight” in straight shooting F-16 Vipers by using boresighting to recalibrate the fighter’s 20 mm cannon after weapons maintenance work and hard landings. Journalist SrA. Gena Armstrong reports that one such group of airmen at Misawa AB, Japan, go through exacting training to learn how to align the cannon with the pilot’s head’s up display targeting system. Weapons trainer SSgt. Eric Reid notes that the three-hour process, requiring a boresight telescope at the back end of the aircraft and a collimeter, or targeting scope, at the front, “can be tedious at times.”
More than 100 Guardians across the globe have started wearing the Space Force’s prototype service dress uniform three times per week as part of “wear testing”—the final stage before the uniform is produced and rolled out to Guardians everywhere in 2025.