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    ISR asset? The head of Air Combat Command says fighters, which could include the F-16 Fighting Falcon, are playing a role in Iraq surveillance missions. Staff Sgt. Chad Warren/Air Force

    Gen. Hostage: Manned, unmanned mix needed in Iraq

    ISR mission still requires pilots who can 'look out the window and see something coming,' ACC commander says.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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    2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket

    A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  1. Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes

    Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
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    First new joint strike fighter arrives in Beaufort

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) ó The first of the nation's new F-35B Joint Strike Fighters has arrived at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    The sheriff's office in Johnson County, Ind., used a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle tor eplace its 22-year-old armored 'Peacekeeper' vehicle (left). Kelly Wilkinson/Indianapolis Star

    DOD resumes transferring military vehicles to first responders

    The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, said Jeffrey Curtis, executive director, logistics operations support for the De

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  2. 6 F-16s damaged during July 8 storm in Vermont

    The Vermont National Guard says a total of six F-16 fighter jets were damaged during a severe thunderstorm on July 8.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
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    The Atlas V launch vehicle currently handles most national security missions. Lockheed Martin

    Air Force seeks space launch proposals from industry

    The Air Force this week opened competition for a national security space launch for the first time in a decade.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
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    Derek Herrera walks using his ReWalk ExoSkeleton. The $69,500 device has a top speed of 1.3 mph. Courtesy of Derek Herrera

    Marine paralyzed by sniper's bullet walks with use of exoskeleton

    Like any active 30-year-old, Marine Capt.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter lifts off from the runway during the first short take-off and vertical landing mission at of the model last year. The Pentagon announced July 15 that the F-35 will not be flying to the Farnborough Airshow. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    It's official: F-35 not flying to Farnborough

    The F-35 joint strike fighter will not be flying at the Farnborough International Airshow, to the disappointment of attendees, program supporters and partnered militaries.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  3. More than 2,000 people attended a Jan. 17 memorial service at RAF Lakenheath, England, for the four Pave Hawl crew members killed in the crash. Airman First Class Erin O'Shea/Air Force

    Pave Hawk tragedy: Geese hit Jolly 22 at a force of 130 knots

    A small flock of geese that had migrated to a new area caused an HH-60G to crash off the English coast in January, killing the four airmen aboard.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    A Pentagon official told Defense News that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities. A decision on attending the show has not been made but the official said DoD is 'hopeful' it can make the trip.

    F-35 cleared for flight

    A Pentagon official said that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  4. The nuclear missile corps' problems run deep, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said, morale is 'spotty' and forceful fixes are needed. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    As 'fresh eyes,' James targeted nuke missile ills

    When Deborah Lee James became top boss of the Air Force seven months ago she had no inkling a nuclear crisis was brewing.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
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    The KC-46 Pegasus is the most recently named Air Force aircraft. Air Force

    Air Force office puts all military aircraft names through the wringer

    There's the beloved Thunderbolt. The stealthy Raptor. And now: the Pegasus.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    An illustration of the neuromodulation device designed to restore memory, to be developed by the Restoring Active Memory program team at UCLA. Courtesy UCLA

    Prosthetics for the brain could restore memory after TBI

    The Pentagon's research arm is exploring the development of brain implants that might one day reverse memory loss caused by traumatic brain injuries, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    An F-35A flies a flight test at sunset at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Lockheed Martin

    Kendall: Fan-blade rubbing cause of F-35 fire

    Inspectors now believe they know the cause of the fire that damaged an F-35A the morning of June 23, but remain unclear on why the incident occurred.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    The Assault Tank Jumbo Sherman, part of the Jacques Littlefield Collection, is displayed at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, Calif. Jeff Chiu / AP

    Collectors buy tanks, military vehicles at auction

    Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer, auction officials said Sunday.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands in front of a F-35 joint strike fighter as he talks to reporters inside a hangar at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Marcus Weisgerber/staff

    New F-35 pilots might get to skip training in F-16s

    New Air Force pilots might not have to fly F-16 jets before transitioning from T-38 trainers to the F-35 joint strike fighter.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  5. Proper Role? An F-35, left, and an F-16 fly above Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Officials debate what is the service's primary task. Lockheed Martin

    Air Force faces turbulent times

    Demand for Air Force spy planes, fighters and bombers from Eastern Europe to the Far East is spiking, and top generals say they're scrambling to meet commanders' needs as they struggle with shrinking budgets and keeping old planes flying.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway June 13 in preparation for takeoff at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Air Force

    Coolant failure caused Predator to crash into Mediterranean

    A coolant problem that triggered a loss in fuel ultimately brought down an MQ-1B Predator in January as it was flying a mission in the Mediterranean Sea, the Air Force announced today.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands in front of an F-35 joint strike fighter as he talks to reporters inside a hangar at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Marcus Weisgerber/Staff

    Pentagon: F-35 Farnborough Announcement Not Expected Thursday

    The Pentagon is not expected to announce Thursday whether the F-35 joint strike fighter will fly to the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK, a defense official said.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    The new Air Force bomber will replace the B-2 (pictured) and B-52 fleets. Senior Airman Kenny Holston/Air Force

    Air Force sends next-gen bomber requirements to industry, few details made public

    The Air Force expects to select its manufacturer for the next generation bomber in the spring, with contractors notified today of the service's requirements for the aircraft.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. called the Air Force handling of the ECSS contract 'the most egregious example of mismanagement at the Department of Defense in recent memory' Saul Loeb / Getty Images

    Senate report blasts AF for $1.2B logistics system failure

    A Senate report lambastes the Air Force for poorly managing the acquisition of a logistics management system the service canceled after spending $1.2 billion.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
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    In this photo taken June 24, 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, right, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room where they work a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The crew is responsible for controlling and launching the 10 nuclear-tipped Minuteman 3 missiles located in remote launch sites under their command. Charlie Riedel / AP

    Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

    1st Lt. Andy Parthum spends his workday 60 feet below ground awaiting the order he hopes never arrives: to launch the most powerful weapon ever devised by man. He is a nuclear '

    • Jul. 9, 2014
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    C-130H Hercules drop heavy equipment payloads April 18, 2014, over South Korea, during exercise Max Thunder. Rolls-Royce and the US Air Force are discussing engine upgrades for the aircraft. Capt. Raymond Geoffroy/ / US Air Force

    Air Force clears Rolls-Royce for C-130H engine upgrade

    The Air Force has certified engine maker Rolls-Royce and its Series 3.5 engine upgrade for use on the service's C-130H fleet, the company announced Wednesday.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
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    A sign is seen outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Report: U.S. spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security t

    • Jul. 9, 2014

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