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{FD} Air Force punishes colonel who refused to affirm gay marriage, attorney says

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The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Continue reading

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{FD} US relaxes rules of engagement to help troops in Afghanistan defeat Taliban

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The U.S. military has overturned a requirement for its troops to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire in a bid to relax the rules of engagement and defeat the Taliban. Continue reading

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{FD} US relaxes rules of engagement troops in Afghanistan to defeat Taliban

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The U.S. military has overturned a requirement for its troops to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire in a bid to relax the rules of engagement and defeat the Taliban. Continue reading

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{FD} US general: We’ll fly where international rules allow

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The U.S. Air Force’s top commander in the Asia-Pacific region says his troops haven’t changed the way they operate since North Korea asserted it would have the right to shoot down U.S. bombers even in international airspace. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Academy head warns cadets over racist graffiti

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The superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy delivered a stern message to cadets Thursday, warning them that racism would not be tolerated after slurs were written on the doors of five African-American students at the academy’s prep school earlier … Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force Academy: Racist slurs written on 5 black cadet doors at prep school

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The U.S. Air Force is investigating a racist incident on the campus of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Continue reading

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{FD} US nuke commander ‘assumes’ North Koreans tested H-bomb

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The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces says he assumes the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was a hydrogen bomb. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis’ message: US is not intimidated by North Korea

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He inspected a mock-up nuclear warhead, but there was no Kim Jong Un-like posing for photographs. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

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As North Korea flaunts its new nuclear muscle, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is spotlighting the overwhelming numerical superiority of America’s doomsday arsenal. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi student pilot killed in Arizona F-16 crash identified

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An Iraqi student jet fighter pilot was killed when an F-16 jet crashed during a training mission in southeastern Arizona, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey survivors rescued by Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing

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Members of the 103rd Rescue Squadron, part of the 106th Rescue Wing assigned to the New York Air National Guard, have being sent down in support of the Hurricane Harvey rescue and relief efforts in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change

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Two LGBT-rights organizations are trying to stop President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force tech sergeant first enlisted female to pilot aircraft

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The Air Force’s first female enlisted pilot in its history is ready to take command of the controls. Continue reading

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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} Alaska ex-airman sentenced for child ***********

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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 ***********. Continue reading

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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} Travis Air Force Base responding to “incident”

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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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 ****** with something that we had made in a chemistry lab.” Continue reading

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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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