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3 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Veterans Honor Guard celebrates 20 years Having recently celebrated...

Adria Amos/Special to the News Sentinel East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard founding member Earl Fortner, far right back, presents the United States Air Force flag during services for Rodney Bazzie, fellow Air Force veteran, at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Aug. 12. Also pictured, from left, are Danny Buchanan, pastor at Freedom Baptist ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | Valley News Live

Fargo Airport Creating Own Fire Force

A lost flying mission for the Air National Guard has forced Hector International Airport to build its own fire department.

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9 hrs ago | Wenatchee World

Mark Guy Atkinson

He was surrounded by his wife and children as he drew his last breath to freedom.

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13 hrs ago | The Times

New Barksdale commander Goodwin settling inNew Barksdale commander...

New Barksdale commander Goodwin settling in Col. Kristin Goodwin is still settling in and getting used to being in the public eye.

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18 hrs ago | Autoblog

USAF grounds over half of two-seat F-16 fleet

The United States Air Force has taken the dramatic step of grounding over half of an entire variant of one of its most well-known planes the F-16 Fighting Falcon .

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22 hrs ago | KSTP

As US Airstrikes in Iraq Grow, Details Stay Thin

America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants.

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23 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Aircraft facility named after late U.S. Sen. Inouye

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led his men through an intense attack and endured the loss of his right arm, but fought on.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

LiveScience

Drone Pilots Suffer PTSD Just Like Those in Combat

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calififornia, on Jan. 7, 2012.

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MilitaryCity.com

Pentagon tells international partners to inspect F-16B fleet for cracks

As the Pentagon works to analyze and repair widespread cracks in its F-16D fleet, it is recommending that partner nations closely inspect their F-16B and D models.

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Los Angeles Times

Air Force grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets after cracks found near cockpit

An F-16D Fighting Falcon flies over Guam in 2011 during an exercise. The Air Force has temporarily grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits.

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WRDW-TV Augusta

Loud plane noises heard Wednesday afternoon, evening

The training is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Fort Gordon said. The aircraft involved are Air Force Reserve C-130 cargo planes from Marietta.

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The Trussville Tribune

Sheriff's office asks for help for sergeant battling leukemia

Having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, he has made service his life's work.

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Juan Cole

The American Cult of Bombing

When you do something again and again, placing great faith in it, investing enormous amounts of money in it, only to see indifferent or even negative results, you wouldn't be entirely surprised if a neutral observer questioned your sanity or asked you if you were part of some cult.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Straits Times

RSAF sends 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to air combat exercise in Australia

The Republic of Singapore Air Force has deployed 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to a large-scale multilateral air combat exercise in Darwin, Australia.

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Stars and Stripes

Air Force grounds 2-seater F-16 fighters after cracks found

An 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, in this May 2010 file photo.

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U.S. Naval Institute

U.S. Air Force Grounds 82 Two-Seat F-16Ds

The U.S. Air Force recently grounded 82 two-seat Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcons due to canopy sill longeron cracks that have developed between the front and rear pilot seats, according to a Tuesday statement released by the service.

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The Post-Standard

174th Attack Wing commander promises: No U.S. surveillance with our drones, no flying with live ordnance in CNY

Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing, made the following promises Tuesday to the Central New Yorkers who live under the airspace now frequented by MQ-9 reaper drones on training missions.

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UnionLeader.com

Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling...

Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing, which has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the top Air National Guard base to receive the new KC-46A tanker.

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Air Force Times

12 Lakenheath F-15s participate in NATO joint exercise

Twelve F-15 fighter jets and 180 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force, Lakenheath, are participating in a joint exercise with the Bulgarian military, Pentagon spokesman Army Col.

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War on Terrorism

US, Poland train for humanitarian missions to Iraq

Jarad A. Denton USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs 8/18/2014 - POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland -- Partnering with U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, loadmasters from both nations began training together, Aug. 11, to sharpen the skills necessary for Polish airmen to conduct humanitarian missions to Iraq.

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