U.S. Air Force

U.S. generals lead unprecedented revolt against Trump, their commander in chief

When you combine 19th Century Man and 21st-century powers, you get U.S. President Donald Trump. And when you refuse to accept Trump, you get the most …


U.S. Air Force sending its X-37B space plane on mystery mission

The U.S. Air Force is gearing up for the next launch of the mysterious X-37B space plane. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60


Everything You Need to Know: Russia's Lethal Su-27 Fighter

An F-15 killer? <i>For such a remarkable aircraft, the Su-27 has seen relatively little combat. It has flown combat missions in several theaters across</i> …

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Trump's dangerous lie about John Pershing

BAGHDAD — Nothing is quite as bad as the President of the United States equating white supremacists with their enemies and defending statues that …


US Air Force Prepping Mysterious X-37B Space Plane for September Launch

The United States Air Force's X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.<p>The liftoff …


A former Marine cyber warrior explains how hackers will transform the face of modern combat

The modern battlefield is changing dramatically with the advent of increasingly sophisticated technologies, from missile defense shields like THAAD to drones, armed robots and Boba Fett-style bulletproof helmets. But while it’s easy to focus on these visible displays of high-tech warfare, it’s …


Top Military Leaders Who Advise President Trump Speak Out Against Racism

Four members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have taken to Twitter to rally against racism and intolerance in recent days.<p>The service chiefs of the U.S. …

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Atlantic Resolve: U.S. Military Drills in Romania Signal Firepower in Europe

CAMPIA TURZII, Romania — Two American F-15 fighter jets roar down the runway, afterburners glowing, for a near vertical lift-off that pierces through an opening in the clouds.<p>Moments later, two Romanian MiG-21s follow them for a simulated dogfight over the hilly landscape of Transylvania.<p>Amid …


Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighters Are Underpowered and Outnumbered

The Russian air force will start to take delivery of initial production versions of the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter starting in …


U.S. Air Force prepping X-37B launch

The U.S. Air Force is getting ready to launch its X-37B space plane, built by Boeing (NYSE:BA), marking the vehicle's fifth time in orbit.<p>The liftoff …


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High-altitude research jets<p>The pilots of two of NASA's WB-57 high-altitude research jets will enjoy what may be the best view ever of a total solar …


It’s bad news for stocks if Trump is now a lame duck

It isn’t often the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, a person whose career has been to serve the country, publicly repudiates his commander in chief.<p>But that seems to be the only plausible reading of General Dave Goldfein’s pointed tweet on Wednesday afternoon: “I stand with my fellow service …


Don’t Fear the Reaper: A Rare Look inside Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations at Holloman Air Force Base

We Went Inside USAF MQ-9 Reaper Training and Operations at Holloman AFB.<p>We never heard it. Out of the corner of my eye in a cloudless, bright blue …


Air Force tests new radar receivers for rescue helicopters

The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested Lockheed Martin's AN/APR-52 radar warning receiver, and the device has achieved Technical Level 6 status.


Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic | NOLA.com

Tropical Storm Harvey formed Thursday afternoon (Aug. 17) in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center expects …


What I Saw in Charlottesville and What We All Lost

As the nation reels from the events in Charlottesville over the past weekend, Americans will have to wrestle with a variety of issues raised by the …

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Globetrotters, fishing tournament, and other things to do down the Shore Aug. 18 to 24

Harlem Globetrotters<p>America’s most fun basketball team has been Down the Shore the greater part of the week. Bull already made a basket on the beach …


Pioneer 0/Able 1 - In Depth | Missions

This mission was the first of two U.S. Air Force (USAF) launches to the moon and the first attempted deep space launch by any country.

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These Are the Warning Signs That Would Indicate War in Korea Is About to Start

Hint: none of them have happened yet.<p>The United States and North Korea have gotten into an unusually tough war of words, with U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean news propaganda hurling threats at each another. Now, given the current political volatility in both countries, it's impossible …

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This Is the Tech Special Operators Want for Their Light Attack Planes

Wishlist includes reprogrammable weapons, air-dropped loitering munitions, sensors with AI, and more.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force has released the first …


Watch America's Three Heavy Bombers Fly Wing to Wing

The B-52H, B-1B, and B-2A bombers flew together at the Oshkosh 2017 air show.<p>All three of America's heavy strategic bombers flew together in one spectacular fly-by at the Oshkosh 2017 air show last month at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, and B-2A Spirit made one amazing …


Charlottesville, ISIS and Us

AL UDEID, Qatar — I’ve been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am traveling around the Arab world and Afghanistan with the chief of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein; his civilian boss, the Air Force secretary, Heather Wilson; and their aides. We’re currently at the giant Al …


Trump’s generals condemn Charlottesville racism — while trying not to offend the president

One by one, the U.S. military’s most senior leaders have publicly — and bluntly — repudiated the racist violence that plunged Charlottesville into chaos Saturday, declaring the nation’s armed forces as being unequivocally against hatred.<p>By midmorning Wednesday, the military’s four service chiefs …

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North Korea puts spotlight on U.S. space-based missile defense

<b>North Korea’s threat to strike Guam</b> with a salvo of ballistic missiles has raised the stakes for a U.S. missile shield some see as compromised by …

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Charlottesville, ISIS and Us | RealClearPolitics

I’ve been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am traveling around the Arab world and Afghanistan with the chief of the U.S. Air Force, …


American Art: Firearm Engraving by Samantha Cherry

<i>By Major Van Harl</i>Colt Single Action Army chambered in .357 Magnum and engraved by Sam Cherry.Major Van Harl USAF Ret<b>Wisconsin –</b>-(Ammoland.com)- …


SOUNDS DELICIOUS: Quilt Covers Spirit of the Golden Juice - Turntable Kitchen

We’re excited to announce that our friends in Boston-based psych-folk outfit Quilt are the next artist featured in our SOUNDS DELICIOUS series. …


Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Drone Tanker Testbed Emerges At Plant 42 In California

It's not clear whether the company is using the X-47B aircraft as a surrogate or an actual prototype design.<p>USAF<p>The four competitors vying to build …


War room 2.0? U.S. Air Force upgrades Middle East command center

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - With its wall-sized screens simultaneously showing America's air wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, this war room at the heart of America's biggest military campaigns is already something of a technological marvel.<p>"It's state of the art but too slow for the …


Sen. Reed praises bipartisan expansion of GI Bill benefits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the passage of bipartisan legislation to expand college aid for military veterans is a remarkable example of the good Congress can do when its members work together.<p>"We have to do much more of that, frankly," Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, said …