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This former Miss America just joined the US Air Force

Teresa Scanlon, who won the Miss America pageant in 2011, is now an Airman First Class in the Air National Guard.
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge, Michigan, practices landing on a un-operational, austere runway in Haapsalu, Estonia, during Saber Strike 18, June 7, 2018.

Air Force A-10 Warthogs are back in the Baltics, practicing for rough landings close to the Russian border

In 2016, US Air Force A-10s practiced landing on highways in Estonia for the first time since 1984. This month, the A-10s are back in the Baltics, practicing their ability to land and take off in rough environments.
Is this the US Air Force's nightmare?

China just showed it has a new ‘Dark Sword’ fighter jet — and it’s a nightmare for the US

China has already built stealth fighter jets that give US military planners pause, but the images of its new unmanned plane, named the "Dark Sword," suggest a whole new warfighting concept that could prove an absolute nightmare for the US.
Air Force fighter pilots walk to the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, September 26, 2014.

The Air Force wants up to 1,000 retired pilots and airmen to come back to fix its manpower crisis

The Air Force introduced a program last year to allow retired pilots to return to active duty. The service's pilot shortage has only grown worse, and the force is now expanding that program.
Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000, or Air Force One, during its final flight, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, May 20, 1998.

Step aboard the SAM 26000 — the first jet-powered aircraft ever built for the president of the United States

In 1962, the first jet-powered aircraft built specifically to carry the US president arrived. The SAM 26000 would go on to carry eight presidents, numerous dignitaries, and countless diplomats during its 36 years in service.
The figure standing on the ramp provides a size comparison with the XB-70A aircraft in 1968. Six large nozzles for the General Electric engines are shown between and below the two large vertical tails.

Jump inside the XB-70 Valkyrie, the largest and fastest bomber that the US ever built

The XB-70 Valkyrie could hit Mach 3 — but it never went into full-scale production.

11 photos of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress bomber, which just returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan

The B-52 Stratofortress bomber is nicknamed the BUFF — for "Big Ugly Fat Fellow."

11 up-close photos of the F-22 Raptor, which ‘played an integral role’ in the Syria strike

The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor is arguably the best stealth jet in the world.
An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean, March 27, 2012.

These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The US Air Force boasts some of the most sophisticated air-to-air and ground-attack aircraft on the planet.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, August 24, 2016.

The B-52 bomber is leaving the Middle East after a record-breaking run against ISIS

The last B-52 bomber left US Central Command's area of responsibility on April 7 after being the go-to bomber for operations against ISIS and the Taliban.