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Tech. Sergeant Justin Mahana saving the world

Dennis – not chevy sends us a link to about Tech. Sergeant Justin Mahana of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where he’s a support section chief. A few weeks ago, he witnessed a single car accident and as the car burst into flames, Mahana, thought quickly and saved the […]

How The Robotic Air Force Is Changing Warfare

It’s no secret that militaries around the world are increasingly turning to robots and drones to replace and augment traditional soldiers. We’ve shown you some of the military drones of the future and looked into some pretty creepy underwater eel drones. Show More Summary

$348 Billion in Nukes Ain’t Enough

4 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Even the defense secretary thinks new nuclear missiles are a waste. That’s not stopping the Air Force from getting ready to build an updated ICBM.

Striking Images Of The First War That Felt Like A Video Game

The USAF Air Combat Command just tweeted this photo: “Today in 1991, US-backed coalition air forces attained air supremacy over the Iraqis.” Aside from any geopolitical consideration, there’s something unsettling about it. It is simultaneously imposing for what it shows and terrible for what it doesn’t. More »      

Force of nature: Behold the mighty microburst

One farmer has captured an unusually good video of a severe microburst — a massive shaft of cold air that plunges to the Earth — in a thunderstorm in outback Queensland. The footage filmed on Sunday by Peter Thompson, shows the weather...Show More Summary

Caption Contest: When Barry Met Sally

Having cut his visit short with his other best friend - India's Narendra Modi - President Barack Obama (escorted by his wife Michelle) hopped Air Force One over to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the dead King and meet-and-greet the new King Salman. Show More Summary

Caution: Boobs on Board

Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombroski, via Flickr Nursing mother Lauren Modeen went to Twitter to find out why Delta Air Lines forced her to check her breast pump. Modeen was boarding Delta Flight 2034 on January 19th traveling from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Minneapolis-St. Show More Summary

Air Forces All Over the Place!

My latest at the National Interest takes a look at the three most effective air forces flown by Asian countries: B ut effective air forces need more than flashy fighters. They need transport aircraft that can provide strategic and tactical airlift, and Aerial Early Warning (AEW) planes that can maintain surveillance and control of the […]

From a Humble Garage to Soaring With the Air Force

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You’ll Have A Gun To Your Head If You Don’t Follow These Rules When Visiting Area 51

Although there isn’t a lot to see at from the back entrance of the United States Air Force’s not-so-secret military installation Area 51, it’s one of the many stops along the Extraterrestrial Highway that makes for fun photos. PointShow More Summary

Once Classified UFO Files Now Searchable Online

The truth is out there... well, a large portion of the truth, anyway. Approximately 130,000 pages of files from an official 22-year Air Force UFO... Read more: Video, Ufos, Flying Saucers, Unidentified Flying Objects, Air Force Ufo Files,...Show More Summary

PROFILES IN HYPOCRISY: Obama Films Anti-Oil-Drilling Video . . . From A Jet With A 53,000 Gallon Fu…

PROFILES IN HYPOCRISY: Obama Films Anti-Oil-Drilling Video... From A Jet With A 53,000 Gallon Fuel Tank. “On Saturday, Obama flew Air Force One over 8,000+ miles to India to discuss global warming and other issues.”

Giant Circular Panorama Recreates The Hell of Fire-bombed Dresden

Seventy years ago, in one of the most controversial actions of World War Two, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped circa 4000 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on Dresden. Show More Summary

Libya Forces Tanker Away from Supplying Rival Government

Libya's recognized government said it forced a tanker from delivering fuel to its rival administration, diverting the vessel to its own territory by threatening an air attack on it.

The weather forecast for today is partly wrong with a chance of being right

The night before the Israel Defense Forces' 1976 mission rescuing over 200 hostages from hijackers in Entebbe, Uganda, Tel Aviv University's Prof. Pinhas Alpert, then head of an Israel Air Force base forecasting unit, provided intelligence...Show More Summary

Female Vet Harassed for Parking in Military Spot

When Mary Claire Caine walked outside after finishing a grocery trip, she couldn't believe what she found on the front window of her car. As a veteran of the Air Force who served in Kuwait and on the flight line of the F-117 Nighthawk, Caine felt proud to park in the reserved "Veteran Parking" spaces at the grocery when she did her shopping. Show More Summary

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