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A still image from a video posted by US Strategic Command.

6 times the US military totally screwed up on Twitter

Every day, US military commands reach millions with Twitter and Facebook posts aimed to inform and inspire. But sometimes even these pros screw up.
A US Air Force B-52 in formation with Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters over the North Sea, October 28, 2019.

4 US B-52 bombers just got back from a month flying all around Europe — here’s what they were up to

Bomber task force deployments train US aircrews while reassuring partners and deterring foes, including into Arctic skies as these images reveal.
An E-4B aircraft on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base, California, September 11, 2017.

The Air Force’s ‘Doomsday plane,’ where the president can run a nuclear war, needs repairs for wear and tear

The Air Force's E-4B, nicknamed the "Doomsday plane" because of its nuclear command-and-control capabilities, is undergoing maintenance and upgrades.
US B-52 flies over Orzysz, Poland, during NATO Saber Strike exercises, June 16, 2017.

Part of a B-52 bomber fell off during a training exercise in Britain and landed in a woman’s front garden

The wing-tip gear door fell off the bomber, which is capable of carrying cluster bombs, gravity bombs, and precision-guided missiles.
The B-21 Raider, from which the RQ-180 reconnaissance drone is thought to have borrowed its trailing edge design.

The US Air Force may have a stealthy spy drone replacement for the supersonic SR-71 that’s secretly been flying for 9 years

The RQ-180 spy drone reportedly had its first flight at the US Air Force's Groom Lake facility at the super-secret Area 51.
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:13 a.m. Pacific Time, October 2, 2019.

Air Force Global Strike Command just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific

ICBM test launches are not a response to anything, the Air Force says; rather they demonstrate that the US nuclear deterrent is robust and ready.
US Army Green Berets complete a land-navigation exercise with Team Kadena airmen at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Japan, August 20, 2019.

US Army Green Berets invited US airmen to train at the Marine Corps’ jungle-warfare center — here’s what they put them through

As the masters of the indigenous approach, the Green Berets are responsible for training US personnel and allies throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
A B-2 Spirit bomber after a mission over Iraq.

Here’s what the US Air Force has planned for all its bombers

From the venerable B-52 to the future B-21, the US leads the way in firepower and stealth technology. This is what the US has in the skies.
Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O'Brien.

This hero airman saved a child’s life on the way to pick up an award for doing a bunch of other heroic things

He pulled people out of burning vehicles, rescued kids from caves, saved a foreign military member, and then saved a child on his way to get an award.
A US Air Force B-2 bomber, two RAF F-35 Lightning IIs, and two US Air Force F-15 Eagles in formation behind a KC-135 Stratotanker on a training mission for Bomber Task Force Europe, September 16, 2019.

B-2 stealth bombers are learning new tricks in Europe, but it’s not only about sending a message to Russia

US bombers have been training in Europe for years, and the latest deployment of B-2s shows they're looking to operate in new areas.