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Maj. Tyler Ellison, a Thunderbirds pilot, administers the oath of enlistment to enlist Florida's newest airmen during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo Air Show at Lakeland, Florida, April, 25, 2015.

The Air Force is considering a step it has long avoided to ease its deepening pilot shortage

A new pilot-training program will provide data on "the potential for enlisted members to train to fly modern combat aircraft," an Air Force officer said.

Defense insiders are pushing a nonlethal microwave missile that they say could stop North Korea’s launches in their tracks

"Command and control centers are filled with electronic infrastructure, which is highly vulnerable to high-powered microwaves," David Deptula told NBC News.

Impressive photos of the US and South Korea’s massive air drills that should have North Korea on edge

This week will see 230 warplanes, from both the US and South Korean Air Forces, fly over eight US and South Korean military bases.

China did something it’s never done before to warn the US about fighting North Korea

A military expert in Beijing said "the timing of this high-profile announcement" was "a warning to Washington and Seoul not to provoke Pyongyang any further."
A KC-46 Pegasus refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II with 1,500 pounds of fuel, July 15, 2016.

Mattis gave the Pentagon a stark warning about the Air Force’s struggling new tanker program

Mattis indicated that the Pentagon expects Boeing to deliver on its contract and overcome the problems plaguing the KC-46 program.

These are the fighter jets and military planes being used in the US and South Korea’s massive air drills

The exercise, dubbed "Vigilant Ace," will last five days, involve 230 warplanes, and include approximately 12,000 personnel.
An aircraft maintainer on the flight line in front of a snow-covered C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, January 6, 2015.

An overlooked part of the Air Force’s personnel problem is going to take years to fix

Alongside its pilot shortage, the Air Force has been working to reduce its shortage of aircraft maintainers, who keep fighters, bombers, and tankers in the air.
A formation of F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, and an F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, fly over Gloucestershire, England, to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo air show at Royal Air Force Fairford, July 7, 2016.

Air Force pilots are being told to clean their windows to avoid crashes in the cluttered skies over the UK

US aircraft have been involved in a number of near-miss incidents in the UK over the past five years, and the Air Force is giving them a reminder about safety.

The Air Force’s top officer wants the light-attack aircraft to be part of a high-tech battlefield

The Air Force is looking for a plane that can facilitate information-sharing among partner forces with different technological capacities.
Airmen assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and students attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas carry a 100-yards-wide American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium at UNLV Oct. 7, 2017.

The Air Force honored the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in a high-flying air show

The annual Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo at Nellis Air Force Base showcased the close ties to Las Vegas, Nevada.