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US pilots flying against ISIS get into the holiday spirit.

And they weren't delivering lumps of coal.

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The first test flight lasted just under an hour.

Both pilot and passenger raved about the new jet's abilities over the short test flight.

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There's more to the $4B price tag than PEOTUS lets on, of course.

The Air Force budgeted $2.9B for research and development, and $1 billion for acquisition of the two 747-8-based airliners.

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Listening to the radio comms, it's like this is a walk in the park.

Afraid of helicopters, rough seas, or ships? Don't watch this video.

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This is probably magic.

Wing-mounted guns were still popular, but the synchronization gear promised more precise killing.

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The undergraduate flying training program usually gets around 200 applicants.

There are a whole lot of enlisted airmen interested in flying the Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone.

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There were no injuries reported.

The jet, probably an A-10 Warthog, was flying from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in metro Detroit to Camp Grayling, in Michigan's northern lower peninsula.

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Killbox drives home the dangerous and dehumanizing nature of UAV strikes.

Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike.

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Aircraft, ships, and personnel begin evacuations from Florida and US East Coast.

C-17 Globemasters, F-22 Raptors, and T-38 Talons are all shipping to bases further inland while Navy ships either shelter in place or sail for northern waters.

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Yes, the Air Force built a fighter-jet-sized oven.

How to kill rust-causing germs: take one F-16, drop it in a huge oven, bake at 180 degrees until tender.

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The Air Force considered 2,100 suggestions for the new stealth bomber's name.

Sorry fans of Stealthy McHidden, but the US Air Force takes the naming of its newest bomber a little more seriously than you do.

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Stadium seating and a twin-tail design are a few of the highlights.

The Air Force wants to replace its aging fleet of T-38 Talon training jets with 350 new, advanced trainers. Boeing's entry is the first clean-sheet design we've seen.

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And no, this story doesn't involve Clint Eastwood.

The Soviet Union's MiG-25 was a big, scary, high-speed fighter. That is, until Western governments got their hands on it, thanks to Soviet Flight Lieutenant Viktor Ivanovich Belenko.

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Honey bees 1, F-22 Raptor 0.

The US Air Force had a tiny problem when 20,000 honey bees descended on an F-22 Raptor. At least they weren't Hornets – there's a Navy joke in there somewhere.

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One of the world's biggest military exercises guarantees some good photos.

We perused thousands of images and gathered a few of our very favorites from this year's Rim of the Pacific exercises off the coast of Hawaii.

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It only took 15 years.

The F-35 Lightning II is ready for service... sort of. With the first jets shipping out to a squadron in Utah, it's still not technically combat ready.

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The footage, especially the first-person stuff, is amazing.

Footage from a US Air Force drop at Fort Bragg, NC has emerged showing the loading and far more dramatic unloading of Humvees from a C-17 Globemaster.

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Nigeria repurposed the Franco-German Alpha Jets into ultra-affordable attack fighters.

Nigeria's Alpha Jet might be cheap, easy to fly, and small, but it's also been a highly effective foil to the Islamic extremists in Boko Haram.

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Star Wars... for real.

A new paper is calling for the US military to overhaul its space defense systems as rivals from around the globe increase their ability to wage war in space.

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Rebel F-16 fighters had radar lock on the president's plane, as well as his two escorts.

Last week's coup in Turkey could have gone very, very differently if a pair of rebel fighter pilots had behaved differently.

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The advanced fighter deployment could be like what the USAF did with the F-22 Raptor.

Air Combat Command's Gen. Hawk Carlisle sees the F-35 taking on a policing role amid interest in the jet from allies in the Baltic region.

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