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Look no pilot! — Boeing flies converted F-16 as pilotless drone

Panama City - Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the US Air Force have completed the first ever unmanned flight of a former combat F-16 fighter jet.

F-35 stealth fighter conducts first in-flight missile launch

The United States' lethal 'blade' of the air force, the F-35 stealth fighter, has successfully launched its first air-to-air missile, in-flight.

United States Air Force begins evacuating hostages in Algeria

A United States Air Force aero evacuation plane has begun the process of evacuating Americans and other foreign nationals from the BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Air Force recruiter charged with rape in widening sex scandal

San Antonio - A male US Air Force (USAF) recruiting sergeant in Texas has been charged with rape and other sexual misconduct with a female recruiter and recruits in a widening sex scandal involving at least six male recruiters.

U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashes in northern Japan

Nemuro - A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the waters off Hokkaido Island on Sunday morning, close to the town of Nemuro.

At least 31 victims identified in latest Air Force sex scandal

The U.S. Air Force has identified at least 31 victims of a growing scandal involving the sexual abuse of female trainees by male instructors.

U.S. Air Force pins first female 4-star general

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger has become the first ever female four-star general in the U.S. Air Force. This week Gen. Wolfenbarger was pinned her fourth star at a ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad and asteroids — The case for U.S. defense spending

With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.

Op-Ed: Today is Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of honor, a chance for Americans to show its gratitude to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

US Air Force mortuary lost body parts of dead servicemen

Dover - U.S. Air Force officials have acknowledged that body parts of dead American servicemen who served overseas, were lost by mortuary staff at the Dover Air Base in Delaware.

Op-Ed: Boeing gets the Air Force tankers and Airbus earns a future

The battle between the European EADS/Airbus group and Boeing to land a $3.5bn contract for 18 U.S. Air Force refueling aircraft may have been extremely fierce, but everyone – Boeing, Airbus and the American taxpayer - has benefited from it.
 

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Photo released by the U.S. Air Force  the X-51A Waverider  carried under the wing of a B-52H Stratof...
Photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the X-51A Waverider, carried under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber
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F-16 fighter jet
F-16 fighter jet
Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway
NORAD Command Center  Cheyenne Mountain  Colorado
NORAD Command Center, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado
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C-17s in low level training
C-17s in low level training
Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force
Trainees prepare for graduation at Lackland Air Force Base  Texas
Trainees prepare for graduation at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
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Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger is the first female to be pinned as a four-star General in the U.S. Air Forc...
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger is the first female to be pinned as a four-star General in the U.S. Air Force
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Cluster bombs
A B-1B Lancer unleashes cluster munitions. The B-1B uses radar and inertial navigation equipment enabling aircrews to globally navigate, update mission profiles and target coordinates in-flight, and precision bomb without the need for ground-based navigation aids.
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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Boeing BBJ 1  U.S. Air Force (737-700)
Boeing BBJ 1, U.S. Air Force (737-700)
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in operation.
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