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{FD} Air force base searches for missing machine gun shortly after losing grenades

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A search is underway for a missing M-240 machine gun from the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota Wednesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

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A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Defense Command) told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Day of Service’ to help thousands of veterans get free dental care

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An airman-turned-dentist will be among the thousands to offer free dental care to veterans next month as part of Aspen Dental’s fifth annual “Day of Service” event. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Adversaries’ jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says

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The head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command said Wednesday that Air Force gunships needed to provide close air support for American commandos and U.S.-backed rebel fighters in Syria are being “jammed” by “adversaries.” Continue reading

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{FD} Medal of Honor going to airman killed in 2002 Afghanistan battle: report

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An Air Force service member killed during a 2002 firefight between a U.S. special ops team and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan will be awarded the Medal of Honor, according to a new report. Continue reading

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{FD} North Dakota airman’s surprise homecoming brings 8-year-old son to tears

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A North Dakota airman’s surprise homecoming brought his 8-year-old son to tears. Continue reading

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{FD} US taps Lockheed for $928M hypersonic project after reported gains by Russia, China

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The U.S. Air Force has tapped defense giant Lockheed Martin to develop a hypersonic weapon, in a deal reportedly worth $928 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Post-WWII military shell reeled in by surprised Massachusetts fishermen

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A group of fisherman searching for clams and quahog off the coast of Massachusetts instead came across a unexploded military shell, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Thunderbirds pilot dies in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas

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A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilot dies in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas

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An Air Force F-16 jet pilot died Wednesday after crashing at Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} F-16 jet crashes at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, officials say

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An Air Force F-16 jet crashed Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force reverses decision to punish colonel for his religious beliefs

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The Air Force has reversed its decision to punish 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} Air Force veteran sues after being pulled from ceremony mid-speech

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A retired Air Force sergeant who was forcibly removed two years ago from a military retirement ceremony as he recited a traditional passage honoring the flag filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming he was ousted for mentioning the word “God.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Marines ease tattoo rules, the strictest in the military

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The Marines, noted for having the strictest tattoo rules in the military, just eased up a bit in a nod to the ubiquity of the form of body art. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver’s crash, fiery death at Travis Air Force Base have investigators stumped

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Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man drove a flaming minivan — carrying propane tanks and gasoline containers — into Travis Air Force Base in Northern California this week, and they see no evidence of terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} Attack at Travis Air Force Base in California reportedly being treated as terrorism

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Authorities are reportedly treating Wednesday night’s incident at Travis Air Force Base “as an act of terrorism,” in which a vehicle burst into flames after crashing into the main gate. Continue reading

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{FD} Cold War-era B-52 bomber will outlive younger, sleeker rivals

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The Air Force on Monday revealed its long-range plan to eventually jettison its supersonic B-1 and stealthy B-2 bombers earlier than planned while keeping the venerable B-52, an aging Cold War workhorse that first flew in 1954 and was last built in 196… Continue reading

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{FD} World War II-era aircraft wreckage may have turned up in India

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Aircraft wreckage discovered in northeastern India is believed to be part of a U.S. plane from World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force deploys A-10s to Afghanistan to ramp up Taliban fight

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed A-10 Thunderbolt jets to Afghanistan for the first time in more than three years to provide close-air support for American and Afghan troops — the latest sign of escalating military operations and deepening U.S. military… Continue reading

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{FD} US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration

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The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U,S, military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airstrike figures from the Air Force. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender US military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

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Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time because they feel that courts will ultimately block President Donald Trump from banning their service. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Defense Dept. won’t comment on gun-check lawsuit

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The Latest on U.S. cities suing the Department of Defense (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Clarification: Defense Department-Lawsuit story

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Three large U.S. cities have filed a federal lawsuit against the Defense Department, saying many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national background check system. Continue reading

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{FD} Shots fired in ‘disturbance’ at UK base used by US Air Force

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British police say they are responding to a “significant” incident at a Royal Air Force base used by the U.S. Air Force. Continue reading

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{FD} US fighter jets ‘head-****’ Russian jets in Syria, US official says

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A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian attack jets in Syria, an area off-limits to Russian jets based on a long-standing mutual agreement, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Scott Air Force Base official under sexual misconduct probe

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Scott Air Force Base officials say a commander who was ousted from his job this week is being investigated for sexual misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: ‘Troubling’ lapses in giving criminal data to FBI

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The Pentagon’s watchdog agency says it found a “troubling” number of failures this year by the military services to alert the FBI to criminal history information. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force fires Thunderbirds commander

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The Air Force has fired the leader of the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team that experienced a crash at an Ohio airshow. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force grounds training planes citing oxygen problems

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The Air Force grounded T-6A Texan II flying operations Nov. 15 after pilots reported oxygen problems — the fourth incident since Nov. 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force fires Thunderbirds commander because of ‘risk management’ concerns

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The Air Force announced Wednesday it had relieved the commander of the service’s flight demonstration team following two crashes the past year and a half. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force: Several dozen criminal histories not given to FBI

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The Air Force says its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who killed 26 people at a Texas church in early November was part of a pattern of such lapses. Continue reading

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{FD} US troops killed in plane crashes skyrockets in 2017

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Even before the Navy cargo plane crash Wednesday, the number of US troops killed in plane crashes had skyrocketed in the past year along with the total number of crashes overall compared to this point a year ago, a Fox News investigation has uncovered. Continue reading

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{FD} Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force pilot dead, another injured after T-38 Talon crashes in Texas

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One U.S. Air Force pilot is dead and another injured after a T-38 Talon crashed in Texas Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

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Amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea and concern over the potential for war, the top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

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The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

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Here’s a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Vegas Strong’ F-15 fighter jet debuts at Nevada air show

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A fighter jet at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is now considered a work of art in tribute to the 58 victims who died in the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church gunman ‘scared me,’ ex-Air Force colleague says

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A woman who worked with Devin Patrick Kelley, the shooter in last week’s Texas church massacre, has described him as “a dude on the edge” and as someone who “scared me at the time.” Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force pilot shortage climbs to 2,000, inundated aviators carry ‘a very heavy burden’

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The Air Force’s pilot shortage continues to get worse as the armed services branch is now about 2,000 below their target number. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force secretary says Texas church killer’s court-martial ‘should have been reported’

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The Air Force’s top civilian official acknowledged Thursday that the domestic abuse charges for which Texas church massacre gunman Devin Patrick Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 “should have been reported” to the FBI. Continue reading

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{FD} Leave No Man Behind: Expert team prepares to retrieve remains of fallen WWII servicemen from up to 350 feet below ice

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A 15-person team from the nonprofit Fallen American Veterans Foundation (FAVF) with the Defense Department, the Coast Guard, and Google Earth is preparing to embark on the search and recovery of U.S. service personnel missing in action during WWII in s… Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for tough speech

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A racist message posted outside an Air Force Academy dorm in September was written by one of the alleged victims, the school confirmed Tuesday, casting blaring initial coverage of the incident — which lauded the school superintendent’s forceful reacti… Continue reading

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{FD} Botched Air Force handling of Texas shooter’s criminal history may be ‘systemic’ issue

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The Air Force’s failure to report Texas church shooter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI — a misstep that left the door open for Kelley to buy weapons — is a systemic issue in its criminal investigations unit, according to a 2015… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pentagon knew of lapses reporting crimes to FBI

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The Latest on the Pentagon’s responsibility to provide military criminal history information to the FBI (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Texas’ senior senator says he wants to ensure the military complies with the law on background checks after the Air For… Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon has known of crime reporting lapses for 20 years

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he has directed the Pentagon’s watchdog to examine the circumstances of the Air Force’s failure to report the Texas church shooter’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: 2013 sex assault case involving gunman under review

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The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local): 3:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force error allows Texas church shooter to buy guns

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The gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a Texas church was able to buy weapons because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, authori… Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force didn’t report Texas shooter’s domestic-violence conviction to federal database, allowing him to buy guns

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The U.S. Air Force didn’t report Texas church shooter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI — even though it was required by the Pentagon — leaving the door open for Kelley to buy weapons, officials said on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas killer was able to buy guns because of Air Force lapse

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A two-decade-old federal law is supposed to prevent people with a history of domestic violence from buying or owning a firearm. Continue reading

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