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An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) off the coast of California.

US nuclear warheads are facing a $1 billion setback, and it’s thanks to a $5 part

A $5 capacitor was tested for use in Navy and Air Force nuclear weapons, but it didn't offer a long-term fix.

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump’s luxury resort

An Air Force C-17 crew stayed at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland for a night in March during a refueling stop during a trip to Kuwait.

The Air Force says its crew stayed at Trump’s luxury resort because it was the ‘closest available and least expensive’ option

The Trump Turnberry resort charged the government a discounted rate of roughly $100 per night, a Trump Organization representative said.

An Air National Guard crew reportedly stopped by Trump’s luxury resort on their flight to the Middle East

A crew member reportedly texted someone a photo and mentioned that their allowance could not cover the meals.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II fires off a flare while banking into a high-angle firing position during a training exercise.

A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona

It happened again. This is the second time this year an A-10 has unintentionally released munitions in an area where it shouldn't have.
Airmen supporting the Indo-Pacific Command by maintaining continuous bomber presence return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 14, 2018. Airmen and their families are still separated as they defend location around the globe as national defense

The Pentagon was apparently blindsided by a Trump administration move that affects some children of deployed troops

A new policy affecting the citizenship of children born to some US service members appears to have surprised the Department of Defense.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) visits units and tour facilities at Thule AB, Greenland, April 24, 2019.

Trump reportedly wants to ‘buy’ Greenland. This is what it’s like at the US’s Arctic base there

President Donald Trump has floated the idea of 'buying' Greenland, where Thule Air Base is located — halfway between New York and Moscow.
Crew chiefs with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit work on an F35A Lightning II returning to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, after a two-month European deployment, July 31, 2019.

The F-35’s abysmal readiness rate raises questions about future of the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system

A government watchdog found that the F-35 Lightning II test squadron had single-digit full mission capable rates, calling its future into question.
C-130 transport aircraft

The US Air Force grounded over 100 workhorse C-130 transport planes after discovering unusual wing cracks

The Air Force is grounding nearly a third of its C-130 fleet at a time when the service is struggling to keep its planes ready for missions.
The US Air Force has seen 78 suicides so far this year, 28 more than this time last year.

US Air Force orders all units to stand down for one day as suicide rate skyrockets

The Air Force has seen 78 suicides so far this year, significantly more than this time last year, and the service is scrambling for answers.