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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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Russian officials, including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, upon arrival at the remote Arctic islands of Franz Josef Land, Russia, March 29, 2017.

Russia is finding new islands in the Arctic, while the US is still trying to figure out how to get up there

Russia already has the world's longest Arctic coastline, and five newly discovered islands give it even more territory to work with.
The Ohio-class ballistic-missile sub USS Tennessee during a routine strategic deterrent patrol in the Atlantic Ocean, August 12, 2017.

Russia’s submarines are getting harder to find, and the Navy is sending more people to keep an eye on them

Russian naval activity around Europe is a growing concern, and the US Navy is reactivating command units to help manage its own forces in the region.
US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets fly in formation on March 12, 2019.

The US Navy is 244 years old today. Here are 42 powerful images from its iconic history.

The US Navy has long been the most visible part of America's military might with visits to far flung ports and operations all over the world.
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a low-altitude pass by USS Donald Cook, April 12, 2016.

‘Here comes this Russian hot dog’: The story behind a Navy warship’s dangerous encounter with Russian fighter jets

A hair-raising encounter between a US warship and Russian aircraft in April 2016 was among the "most aggressive" Russian acts in some time.
USS Boise enters Souda Bay in Greece during a scheduled port visit, December 23, 2014.

The defense secretary praised the crew of an attack submarine that hasn’t been on a mission since 2015

Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited the nuclear-powered attack sub USS Boise on Wednesday, calling it an "accomplished warship."
A still image from a video posted by US Strategic Command.

5 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 sailor on the flight deck of a US Navy aircraft carrier.

3 US Navy sailors from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush died by suicide last week

The ship's commanding officer acknowledged the string of recent suicides late Monday. "My heart is broken," Capt. Sean Bailey wrote on Facebook.
A video filmed by US Navy pilots in 2015, showing pilots reacting to a flying object.

The US Navy has finally confirmed that mysterious videos showing pilots spotting UFOs are genuine after years of speculation

A Navy spokesman said that the objects were "unidentified aerial phenomena" and that the Navy wouldn't publicly speculate what the objects were.
Members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One dismantle the F/V Heritage, an abandoned vessel blocking a boat ramp on Adak Island in Alaska, September 2, 2019.

As the US military prepares for a potential showdown with Russia, the Navy’s explosive experts are clearing a path north

This month, Navy divers and explosives experts are in Alaska to practice operating in a tough environment, and they plan to be back.