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Air Force pilot performs miracle landing with no wheels, canopy

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Air Force Captain Brett DeVries had to think fast when a “donut of gas” enveloped his gun and aircraft over Michigan’s Grayling Air Gunnery Range on July 20. Continue reading

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Guam guarded by lethal air power

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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions, August 7. Continue reading

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US Air Force jets take off from Guam for training, ensuring they can ‘fight tonight’

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Less than 24 hours after North Korea revealed that it is considering a plan to fire a missile at Guam, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined counterparts from the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Ja… Continue reading

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US prepares to test launch unarmed ICBM from California

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The U.S. Air Force is planning to test an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the fourth such test this year. Continue reading

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US to conduct intercontinental ballistic missile test, US Air Force says

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Less than a week after North Korea’s record setting intercontinental ballistic missile test, the U.S. Air Force plans to conduct an ICBM test of its own early Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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Alaska ex-airman sentenced for child pornography

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A former airman in the U.S. Air Force was sentenced to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography. Continue reading

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U.S., South Korea and Japan conduct bomber-jet drills over the Korean Peninsula

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The training mission was a response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches and nuclear program Continue reading

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Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order

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President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump’s “guidance.” Continue reading

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Military official: Oklahoma bomb suspect was in US Air Force

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A 28-year-old man facing federal charges in a pipe bomb explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma had been enlisted in that branch of the military and was decorated for his service, a military official said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Explosion reported at Elgin Air Force Base

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An explosion occurred at Elgin Air Force Base a little before 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported. Continue reading

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AP Exclusive: US tightens security on nuclear inspections

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The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale. Continue reading

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AP Exclusive: US nuclear inspection results now concealed

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The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of how safely and securely its nuclear weapons are operated, maintained and guarded. Continue reading

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More time allowed for review of new transgender enlistments

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services will affect the “readiness or lethality” of the force. Continue reading

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Pentagon OKs 6-month delay in transgender enlistments

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Continue reading

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The Latest: Panel rejects bid to add women to military draft

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The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local): 6:42 p.m. Continue reading

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AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

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Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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Air Force Thunderbird plane involved in ‘mishap’ in Ohio

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A U.S. Air Force plane that was practicing for an air show at an airport in Ohio had a “mishap upon landing,” Fox News can confirm. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services. Continue reading

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Russian jet buzzes US recon jet: Pictures released of ‘unsafe’ incident

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Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed “provocative” by a U.S. official. Continue reading

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Air Force pilot ejects after F-16 catches fire on ground

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A military pilot at Houston’s Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base was injured Wednesday after ejecting from an F-16 that caught fire on the ground, the Houston Fire Department said in a pair of tweets. Continue reading

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Pentagon: Afghanistan developing new plan vs. Taliban

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The Pentagon says the Afghan government is in the early stages of developing a new “road map” for breaking a battlefield stalemate with the Taliban. Continue reading

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Travis Air Force Base responding to “incident”

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US military: American bombers show commitment to NATO allies

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A top U.S. military commander in Europe says American B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers currently taking part in exercises from a British air base should reassure allies about his country’s commitment to NATO. Continue reading

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F-35 flights halted at 1 base after hypoxia-like incidents

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The Air Force says it has temporarily stopped flying F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in response to a series of incidents in which pilots reported symptoms of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation. Continue reading

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Russian jet intercepts US bomber over Baltic Sea

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flying a “routine mission” in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian jet on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said. Continue reading

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Patriotic San Antonio squirrels caught stealing family’s American flags

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This week a Air Force veteran in Texas was heartbroken to discover all the American flags in his front yard had been stolen. Continue reading

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Air Force cadet creates bulletproof breakthrough

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Air Force cadet Hayley Weir had an idea that turned out to be a game changer. “It was just the concept of going out there and stopping a bullet with something that we had made in a chemistry lab.” Continue reading

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Lockdown lifted at Texas air base after ‘security incident’

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Military officials have locked down a U.S. Air Force base in Texas amid a “security incident” at a community center there. Continue reading

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Mortuary chief contends John Glenn’s remains were handled with ‘impeccable care’

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As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” Continue reading

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Mortuary chief: John Glenn’s remains weren’t disrespected

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As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” Continue reading

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Mortuary chief ‘proud’ of how Glenn’s remains were treated

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As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” Continue reading

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Air Force Academy football player, NFL prospect, removed from graduation

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Former Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette, who found how just ahead of the 2017 NFL draft that he would not be given a waiver from active duty to play professional sports, was removed from the Academy’s graduation ceremony Wednesday. Continue reading

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ISIS rigged explosives to home where 100 civilians died in US-led airstrike, military says

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An investigation into the March bombing found that the terror groups rigged a house with over 1,000 pounds of explosives, put civilians in the basement, and employed two ISIS snipers on the roof to bait the US-led coalition to attack. Continue reading

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US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

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A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Continue reading

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Memphis IHOP shooting: Air Force veteran killed trying to defend woman

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A young father and Air Force veteran was the man shot and killed outside an IHOP restaurant Sunday morning. Continue reading

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Air Force cadet, an avid skydiver, killed in Colorado parachute accident

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A military cadet just weeks away from graduating from the Air Force Academy died on Sunday during a skydiving accident near Colorado Springs. Continue reading

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Senate to vote on Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

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The Senate is slated to vote on a former New Mexico congresswoman tapped by President Donald Trump to be Air Force secretary. Continue reading

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Russian bombers, fighter jets fly near Alaska, prompting Air Force escort

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U.S. Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets providing an escort about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska on Thursday. Continue reading

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US Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers, fighter jets near Alaska

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U.S. Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets providing an escort about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska on Thursday. Continue reading

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US Air Force launches another long-range missile into Pacific

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For the second time in a week, the U.S. Air Force test launched another long-range ballistic missile on Wednesday morning, flying more than 4,000 miles from a base in California before splashing down in the Pacific near the Marshall Islands. Continue reading

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Take a closer look at the B17 Bomber ‘flying fortress’

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Arguably the most iconic plane from WWII, the B-17 Bomber, soared over Salt Lake Monday, and for the right price, you could fly in it. Continue reading

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US Air Force to conduct another missile test as North Korea tensions rise, officials say

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Amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. Air Force is set to conduct another long-range missile test on Wednesday, three U.S. officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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Ohio Air Force Sgt. reunites with military dog after 3 years apart

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For Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Wylie, “Emra” — the Belgian Malinois he was forced to leave behind in South Korea — was more than a service dog. Continue reading

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US test-fires ICBM traveling 4,000 miles to South Pacific

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The US Air Force test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile which traveled over 4,000 miles before splashing down in the South Pacific after launching early Wednesday from a base in California. Continue reading

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Air Force F-35s deployed to Russia’s doorstep in Estonia

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It’s the first time the aircraft has been deployed to Estonia but the Air Force says its only for training purposes. Continue reading

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Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets

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A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island — the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the United States. Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed

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Online donations have poured in for the family of a Green Beret killed in action while fighting ISIS extremists in Afghanistan over the weekend, Fox & Friends reported Friday. Continue reading

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US Air Force sends message to North Korea with display of air power

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U.S. Air Force officials made it clear to North Korea they were not messing around, launching a surprise military exercise with full combat air power in Japan Wednesday. Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Maryland Green Beret killed in ISIS fight remembered as hero

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The Green Beret killed in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend — days before the U.S. announced it dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” there — strove to be “the best of the best,” his family said. Continue reading

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Spying on North Korea: US Air Force keeps eye on Kim Jong Un

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The U.S. Air Force is busy in the skies over the Korean Peninsula, a range of aircraft including F-16’s running around the clock missions and exercises. Continue reading

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