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The Next Generation of Drone Warfare Is Here

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Eugene K. Chow

Last week, two F-16s took off, broke the sound barrier, executed several complex maneuvers including barrel rolls and "Split S" rolls, and landed -- all without a pilot.

Why Everyone Should Be a Wingman

Sue Hoppin | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Sue Hoppin

In the military, fighter jets fly in formation, with the lead aircraft ahead and a backup plane off the right wing and behind. The wingman protects the lead pilot, watching his back. Each of us must be a wingman to the Veterans, service members and military families in our lives.

Hundreds Of U.S. Security Clearance Records Reportedly Falsified

Reuters | Tabassum Zakaria | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contr...

Me, Mik and the Atomic Bomb

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Throughout that long September weekend CNN had the only camera watching the Air Force live as it attempted to cope with and cover up a potential nuclear disaster. I believe to this day, if it hadn't been for Mik and our flatbed truck, the Air Force might've gotten away with it.

Study: Pentagon Could Cuts Thousands Of Employees

AP | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the military could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 ...

Pentagon Assures Anti-Religious-Freedom Coalition That Rumor They Started Isn't True!

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The primary mission of this so-called "religious freedom" coalition is to protect the "right" of anti-gay Christians in the military to continue to discriminate against and harass LGB service members in a post-DADT and post-DOMA military.

Veterans Enrich Campus Life

Barbara Mujica | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Barbara Mujica

All over the country. student veterans are taking the lead in transforming their campuses, improving conditions for fellow veterans and enriching campus life for everyone.

WATCH: U.S. Airman Tasered, Colleague 'Feels Her Pain'

The Huffington post | William Goodman | Posted 09.20.2013 | Weird News

We had heard that the level of physical preparedness and training in the Air Force was rigorous, but it's really shocking to see just how intense thin...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Amanda Terkel

Flu Season Just Got Worse Thanks To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force will no longer be giving free flu shots to civilian employees this year, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestra...

Newly Disclosed Documents Reveal Extreme Lengths Military Brass Go to Protect High-ranking Perpetrators of Sexual Assault

Nancy Parrish | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

Senior military leaders have repeatedly told Congress and the public that they have "zero tolerance" for sexual assaults in the ranks and that they have changed the culture to address the crisis.

NASA Launches Drones To Study Storms

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

ATLANTIC, Va. -- NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which...

Chobani Gives In To The Man On Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

If you like yogurt that comes with hemp seeds, Chobani is no longer the brand for you. The Greek yogurt company announced plans this week to remove...

Female General Propelled By Ability, Confidence

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Years before she became the first woman to lead the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson was at the controls ...

Former Space Shuttle Astronaut Dies

AP | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

LANCASTER, Calif. -- C. Gordon Fullerton, a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions and had an extensive career as a research and test...

Area 51 Has Been in Government Documents for Years (VIDEO)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

The news has been ablaze with the CIA's revelation that Area 51 actually exists. However, this is not the first government document obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to name the base.

Ex-Joint Chiefs Chair Dies At 92

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. — Gen. David C. Jones, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Carter and Reagan administrations, has ...

Embarrassing Stumble Raises Questions

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another embarrassing stumble by the U.S. nuclear missile force, this time a safety and security inspection failure, is raising questions...

Sequestration Forces Shutdown Of Space Surveillance System

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force will shut down its space surveillance system that tracks satellites and other orbiting objects by ...

Atheist Group's Challenge Leads Air Force To Offer Secular Oath

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Air Force Trainee Jonathan Bise and others will be offered a chance to recite and sign a secular oath as part of their graduation ceremony on Tuesday,...

Obama Nominates Air Force Secretary

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former assistant defense secretary and House staffer is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force, ...

Porn Given The Boot At Military Bases

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Adult magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse will no longer be sold on Army or Air Force military bases. But it's not because of a recent push by ...

The huge drone that could not be grounded

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Richard H.P. Sia and Alexander Cohen July 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity,...

Air Force Will Fly Again

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — Grounded since April because of budget cuts, many of the Air Force's combat aircraft started flying again Monday as the military ...

Air Force: Defense Contractor Not Responsible For Snowden Leaks

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said it sees no evidence that a defense contractor that employ...