The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing flew its last F-16 sortie Sept. 11, according to a Journal Gazette report. The wing, which has flown Vipers for the past 19 years, learned in early 2009 that it would transition to the A-10 Warthog, which Indiana elected officials believe will keep the unit viable for a longer time. The 22nd FW’s F-16s are destined for the boneyard at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. According to the Journal Gazette, the conversion to the A-10 will take about three years, with the first of the Hogs flying out of the wing’s Fort Wayne facility later this year.
The Department of the Air Force does not consistently or systematically ask Airmen or Guardians how dormitory conditions affect their quality of life and readiness, which reduces the department’s ability to identify and prioritize improvement efforts, according to a Government Accountability Office study published Sept. 19.