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ANG F-16 gets new dark gray paint

Gray F-16

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard with a new, darker single color paint scheme is on the ramp at the Iowa Air National Guard in Sioux City, Iowa on December 17, 2019. The Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City finished painting the fighter aircraft recently and it is now ready to return to its home unit. The new paint eliminates the older two-tone gray as the standard paint scheme for F-16’s in the U.S. Air Force. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot

Gray F-16

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard with a new, darker single color paint scheme is on the ramp at the Iowa Air National Guard in Sioux City, Iowa on December 17, 2019. The Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City finished painting the fighter aircraft recently and it is now ready to return to its home unit. The new paint eliminates the older two-tone gray as the standard paint scheme for F-16’s in the U.S. Air Force. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot

Gray F-16

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard with a new, darker single color paint scheme is on the ramp at the Iowa Air National Guard in Sioux City, Iowa on December 17, 2019. The Air National Guard Paint Facility in Sioux City finished painting the fighter aircraft recently and it is now ready to return to its home unit. The new paint eliminates the older two-tone gray as the standard paint scheme for F-16’s in the U.S. Air Force. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot

Sioux City, Iowa -- This week the Air National Guard Paint Facility at the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Sioux City, Iowa rolled out a freshly painted, all dark gray U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon for the Texas Air National Guard, 149th Fighter Wing.

The new, single color is a recent departure from the older paint scheme, which was about ten years old. The new procedure helps minimize aircraft downtime which increases the facilities availability and efficiency.

The Texas based aircraft is now ready to return to its home at Joint Base San Antonio.

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