Air Force Orders New Hypersonic Cruise Missile Amid Escalating Arms Race With Russia And China

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a joint aerial drill exercise called 'Vigilant Ace' between U.S. and South Korea, at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Lockheed Martin secures nearly $1 billion contract

Dinosaur Puppet Tanks Three Air Force Careers In Less Than A Minute

US | Virginia Kruta
Screenshot/Facebook Video

‘I am absolutely embarrassed.’

US Air Force Is Facing A Serious Fighter Pilot Shortage ... Here's How Bad It Is

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. Marines pilot approaches his F-18 fighter in preparation for takeoff at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, western Japan in this March 4, 2006 file photo. Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on April 24. The deal paves the way for wrapping up a plan to reorganise the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

One in four active-duty positions are unfilled

Aviation Mishaps Are Skyrocketing For Nearly Every Branch Of The US Armed Forces

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Firefighters battle flames next to the remains of a military jet that crashed into homes in the University City neighborhood of San Diego, California December 8, 2008. The military F-18 jet crashed on Monday into the California neighborhood near San Diego after the pilot ejected, igniting at least one home, officials said. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Lives and aircraft are being lost at an alarming rate

US Military Experiences Third Major Aviation Mishap In Two Days

World | Ryan Pickrell
A Lockhead Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon flies on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow in south England July 15, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

US Air Force F-16 crashes at Nellis Air Force Base

Lockheed Martin Wins $200 Million AFSOC Training Contract

Defense | Joseph Lafave
The training consists of both simulators and virtual reality

90-Year-Old Lesbian Sues Air Force For Kicking Her Out 60 Years Ago

US | Nick Givas
Gay Flag with American Dog tags (ShutterStock/Benny Marty)

‘I’ve done this all because I’ve been pushed’

US Sends A Handful Of Stealth Bombers To The Pacific

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A B-2 Spirit proceeds to an undisclosed location after flying a mission over Iraq, March 27, 2003. A U.S. B-2 bomber on Friday dropped two earth-shattering 4,600-pound (2,086 kg) "bunker-buster" bombs on a downtown Baghdad communications tower, defense officials said. it was the first use of the big bombs in a week-long pounding of the Iraqi capital. U.S.-led jets and ships have used more than 5,000 bombs and missiles against Baghdad and across Iraq in a war to depose President Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Cherie A. Thurlby/U.S. Air Force

Possible warning to North Korea

American Bomber Rains Unprecedented Death On Terrorists In Afghanistan

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A B-52G Stratofortress bomber aircraft of the 1708th Bomb Wing takes off on a mission during Operation Desert Storm. Air Force/Flickr

‘All the areas where they thought they were safe and they are no longer so’

Current Gun Laws Are Not Being Enforced, And Here Is Proof

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
This February 4, 2013 photo illustration in Manassas, Virginia, shows a Remington 20-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a Colt .45 semi-auto handgun, a Walther PK380 semi-auto handgun and various ammunition clips with a copy of the US Constitution on top of the American flag. US President Barack Obama Monday heaped pressure on Congress for action "soon" on curbing gun violence. Obama made a pragmatic case for legislation on the contentious issue, arguing that just because political leaders could not save every life, they should at least try to save some victims of rampant gun crime. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

’31 percent were missing’

Trump Thanks Troops On Thanksgiving, Says 'We're Letting You Win'

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaU.S. President Donald Trump looks on following a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘They weren’t letting you win before’

Mechanical Failure Caused Drone Crash, Air Force Says

Military | Nick Givas
A MQ-1B Predator Unmanned Aerial System vehicle that is part of Task Force Odin, stands inside a hangar at Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan January 3, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

‘No human factors applicable to this mishap’

The Air Force Is Throwing Money At Pilots To Stay, But It's Not Working

US | Jonah Bennett
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Miami Dolphin

‘Incentivize retention’

We Tell You What The Media Is Hiding On The Roy Moore Sexual Fiasco

Satire | Dave Brooks

‘He couldn’t have gone all hands across Alabama because child locks hadn’t been invented yet’

Air Force Wins Award For Response To Race Hoax

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Air Force members march during the Veteran's Day parade in New York

‘I can only accept this award on behalf of the faculty, staff and the coaches of the U.S. Air Force Academy’

Air Force Could Be Sued For Millions Over Texas Church Shooting

US | Jonah Bennett
First Baptist Church Opens To Public, Week After Mass Shooting Inside The Church

‘I don’t see how it’s not the biggest financial payout in the history of the Air Force’

Air Force Staring Down Barrel Of Pilot Shortage, Could 'Break The Force'

World | Saagar Enjeti
F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla. perform an aerial refueling mission May 14, 2013, off the coast of Northwest Florida with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint graduate flying and maintenance training wing that trains Air Force, Marine, Navy and international partner operators and maintainers of the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Released)

‘With 2,000 pilots short’