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Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018.

US B-52 bombers are getting an upgrade that will let them drop smart bombs like never before

America's longest-serving bombers are getting an upgrade that will allow them to drop more bombs in a single run, making them much more lethal.
Three F-35C Lightning II, attached to Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, the "Rough Raiders "Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 and the "Grim Reapers" Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 complete a flight overhead Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Feb. 1, 2019.

US Air Force F-35s wrecked their enemies in mock air combat — even the new pilots were racking up kills against simulated near-peer threats

F-35A pilots easily defeated their opponents in simulated air combat. Even novice pilots were racking up kills against mock near-peer threats.
Mark Kelly, now a retired astronaut and US Senate candidate, before NASA's penultimate space shuttle mission in May 2011.

Trump just got a step closer to creating a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Senate hopeful, has said it’s ‘a dumb ...

President Trump signed a directive to help make a US Space Force. Mark Kelly, a Senate candidate and former NASA astronaut, has called it a dumb idea.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot maneuvers into formation while waiting for his wingman to conduct refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Detatchment 1, over Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, March 12, 2018.

US Air Force F-35 pilot says the legendary A-10 is like ‘Chewbacca with chainsaw arms’

"It's like a flying tank, like Chewbacca with chainsaw arms," Capt. James Rosenau, a former A-10 pilot turned F-35 pilot, said of the attack aircraft.
A KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker connects with an F-15 Strike Eagle test aircraft, October 29th, 2018.

‘I actually don’t care’: Congress has an idea for the Air Force’s next tanker, but the head of the Air Force has something els...

The top Air Force general has touted a networked battlefield, and he thinks the Air Force should be preparing for it.
A rendering of what the new paint scheme will look like on the F-16.

A US Air Force F-16 painted like Russia’s Su-57 could give the US a major combat advantage

The jet with Russia's "digital shark" paint scheme will soon simulate air combat against US fighters like F-15s, F-22s, and F-35s.
Personnel at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 20, 2010.

The Air Force targeted its own personnel to see if they could ‘recognize and thwart’ cyberattacks

In an effort to test their awareness, the Air Force went after its own personnel with a hard-to-detect technique that can compromise networks.
A Sandia National Laboratories engineer performs a final diagnostics check on a data recorder for an impact test on the nose assembly of a mock B61-12.

The Air Force just hit a major milestone with the US military’s upgraded, highly precise nuclear bomb

The B61-12 is supposed to replace four older variants of the B61 nuclear bomb, but critics say it could trigger an arms race.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 16th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, takes off over Las Vegas for an Air Force Weapons School training exercise, June 8, 2017.

2 civilians somehow breached an Air Force base, and were found only when one of them told airmen she’d been kidnapped

The Air Force is still investigating how the two civilians could have easily gained access to the base.
A group of Ukrainian officers enter the U.S. OC-135B observation aircraft at a military base near Kiev

The US Air Force flew an ‘extraordinary’ mission over Ukraine in response to Russia’s attack at sea

A US Air Force observation aircraft flew over Ukraine Thursday in response to "increasingly provocative and threatening" Russian behavior.