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The Biggest Nuclear Threat To America? It's Ourselves.

William Astore | Posted 04.26.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Hint: It’s not North Korea Did you know the U.S. has built nearly 70,000 nuclear weapons since 1945? Did you know the U.S. Air Force lost a B-52 and...

'Katrina Girl' Inspired To Join The Military 12 Years After Sergeant Rescued Her

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.17.2017 | Black Voices

In a rare joyous moment amid the pure dismay of Hurricane Katrina, an Air Force pararescuer saved a 3-year-old girl and her family from the floods in ...

Trump May Go 0-3 On His Armed Services Picks

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the Air Force has become mired in a conflict-of-interest controversy, raising the...

Victory for Women in the Military: Sexist Religious Posters Removed from Air Force Base

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Chris Rodda

A set of seven blatantly sexist posters at Air Combat Command (ACC) headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia has been removed. The poster...

Donald Trump Claims He Saved $1 Billion On Air Force One. That's News To The Military.

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump bragged at his recent Florida rally that after a negotiating session of merely an hour he managed to shave a billion dollars of...

Incoming! False Missile Warning Rattles Air Force Crew

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.20.2017 | Weird News

Feb. 14 was just a typical day for U.S. Air Force personnel working at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany — until all hell broke loose. The workaday r...

Report: Pentagon Failed To Disclose Thousands Of Airstrikes

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has failed to disclose up to thousands of air strikes the U.S. military carried out over several years in I...

Gay Vet Kicked Out Of Air Force 68 Years Ago Gets Honorable Discharge

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.11.2017 | Queer Voices

In 1948, H. Edward Spires, received an “undesirable” discharge from the Air Force for being gay. On Jan. 6, the 91-year-old man from Norwalk, Conn...

Air Force Relaxes Rules On Tattoo Policy To Recruit More Talent

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

In an effort to recruit more talent, the U.S. Air Force is rolling back restrictions on its military members wearing tattoos. The new policy, which w...

The Gift of a Brat

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

The unrelenting power of the "Southern Strategy" is arguably the single biggest impediment to America's survival as a democracy. The ability to push f...

New Air Force Flag-Folding Rules Strangle Constitution; Enable Majority Faith Domination

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The Air Force is telling its Airmen that other religious or nonreligious beliefs are not represented by our national flag.

How Little-Known WWII Female Pilots Laid the Groundwork for US Military Reform

Elizabeth Kissam | Posted 01.25.2017 | Women
Elizabeth Kissam

U.S. military combat roles are open to women, announced Defense Secretary Ashton Carter just last month. Getting here hasn't been easy. Over 70 years ago, women flew military planes for the first time.

Bombing for Jesus -- Is the Mission of the U.S. Air Force to 'Glorify God?'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Today's United States Air Force is shockingly riddled with calculated, deliberate and willful ignorance as to what its actual mission is.

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Must Resist Laughing At The Rubber Chicken

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.06.2015 | Comedy

As if being in the military wasn't a tough enough endeavor. The members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard must maintain their bearing and ...

Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Sentries in combat theaters such as Afghanistan (e,g., Bagram Air Base) or at nuclear launch and/or storage areas do not offer "Have a blessed day" to persons entering the installation or the weapons storage area. Neither should they do so at any other installations.

Surprising Revelations Over Cost Of Drone War

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

In the 11 years of America's post-9/11 wars, drones have emerged as a seemingly perfect weapon for fighting elusive enemies. Able to stay aloft for a ...

Air Force Extends Mystery Space Plane's Mission

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology

The X-37B space plane, a secretive shuttle-like vehicle currently orbiting the earth at 17,000 miles per hour, will be staying in space longer than or...

David Sparks, Air Force Chaplain, Offers Comfort To Families Of The Fallen

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mention the United Service Organizations -- almost universally known as the USO -- to most Americans, and the first thing you'll likely hear is "Bob H...

The 'Boneyard,' World's Biggest Plane Cemetery, Revealed By Google Earth (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

New high-resolution images from Google Earth reveal the size and extent of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where the United States Air Force sends t...