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The Donald Ducks the Hard Question

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Trump may have a problem of his own. Exhaustive research conducted over the past several days reveals there is no credible evidence that Trump was born on this planet.

Air Force Spending $4 Million A Day For Libya War

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force secretary says the service has been spending about $4 million a day to keep 50 fighter jets and nearly 40 support aircraft...

Andrea Stone

Air Force Is Going Green, Flies F-15 Fueled On Plant Oil Over Phillies Home Opener | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-g...

Astoria Characters: The Big Guy With the Cute Beagle

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Bob Koch walks in, Caesar, a benevolent Beagle with big eyes, is lounging in it. Up until Caesar's arrival 2½ years ago, it was Bob's chair. "Now, it's our chair," he says.

Japan's Time Of Need: More Than 100 Countries Respond With Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The world has become a global force of doing good in the wake of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 102 countries and 14 inter...

The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

Air Force Launches Secretive Space Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Air Force has launched a second experimental space plane that resembles a small shuttle. An Atlas 5 rocket blasted o...

Air Force To Launch Second Unmanned Spaceplane For Secretive Mission

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — The Air Force is preparing to send a second version of its secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle into space. The unmanned craft re...

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to It - Part II

William McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William McNulty

In a counterintuitive way, those who serve in uniform are seen less as making a sacrifice, and more as taking advantage of an opportunity.

The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to it

Jacob Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Wood

America wants to forget that it has been at war for more than nine years. America wants to forget that it has sons and daughters fighting in foreign lands; and it obviously wants to forget that it has mothers paying the ultimate price.

Garbage Truck Sparks NORAD Security Alert

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A garbage truck headed to pick up trash at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station set off an electronic explosive detector Thursday afternoon, sparking...

Alternative Energy: Why the President's Portfolio Approach Will Make us Leaders

Michael Wynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Wynne

One of the greatest threats to our economic and national security is the need to secure foreign oil.

Air Force Academy Sued Over Right-Wing Religious Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is being sued for its decision to invite a controversial conservative speaker to a voluntary prayer event. ...

Denver Theology School's Faith-Based PTSD Treatment Program Taking Root

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado theology school is teaching Air Force chaplains to consider the religious beliefs of servicemen and women to better help them co...

'We Can See Everything'

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which wil...

A Hindu Air Force Officer Reflects On Football And Religious Diversity

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ravi Chaudhary

Many of my fellow Americans struggle with unity and religion, and gravitate to the more divisive aspects. They often conclude that it can't work. Well, in the Air Force, we make it work.

Air Force Wins Independence Bowl

AP | DAVID BRANDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SHREVEPORT, La. — Air Force was struggling to run the ball and failed to convert a few great opportunities in the passing game. Instead of growi...

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

ACCESS DENIED: Air Force Reportedly Blocks Sites Printing WikiLeaks

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This story is being updated. The U.S. Air Force is reportedly blocking news websites which have posted the WikiLeaks cables. In what some are callin...

They Were Asked and They Told, But Will McCain Listen?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Decisive findings on DADT will likely mean nothing to those opposed to lifting the ban on gays in the military, including John McCain, who is now serving out his twilight years as the nation's elder, bitter, not quite statesman.

Army's Bowl Trip Bigger Than Just Football. Here's Why

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

No, Army, Navy and Air Force being successful won't have the effect on the global economy that an effective stimulus plan would have. But in many ways that success can have a positive effect on moral and sales both home and abroad.

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

Remembering Generosity and Commitment this Veterans Day

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

When I was a young captain at the Air Force Academy, I had the honor of escorting two general officers, Lieutenant General Devol "Rock" Brett and Brig...

U.S. Air Force Plan To Train Over Southwest Colorado And New Mexico Sparks Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Air Force thinks the rough-hewn peaks of southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico make excellent surrogates for the treacherous mountain ra...

'Neuter' Iran: Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For U.S. Strike

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take...