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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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Video: On Board the US Air Force Doomsday Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Diane Sawyer gets an unprecedented look inside the E-4B Nightwatch, aka the Doomsday Plane, the 747 built to keep the nation’s command and control structure operational from the air if ground bases are rendered useless by a nuclear attack.

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Oman Orders Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Posted August 17, 2010 by BNO News

Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
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Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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Air Force Pilots Balk at Flying the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Jet

Posted May 1, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The pricey F-22 Raptor jet has just gotten back up in the air, but the safety problem that grounded it doesn’t seem to be resolved.

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China Building First Aircraft Carrier: Official

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Chinese military official on Thursday acknowledged that China is developing its first aircraft carrier.

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VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

Posted August 26, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A US Army Golden Knight hit a bit of a snag while descending into Rangers Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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A U.S. Air Force Block 40 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft returns to the fight after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission over Iraq on June 10, 2008
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US Air Force Pilot Rescued After F-16 Crashes Into Ocean Near Japan

Posted July 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Air Force pilot was plucked out of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after his F-16 jet went down 250 miles northeast of Japan’s Hokkaido Island.

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Coast Guard Chopper Forced to Land After Pilots Flashed with Laser

Posted August 27, 2010 by BNO News

A Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter in California was forced to make a precautionary landing Thursday night at their hangar after someone illuminated the crew with a laser, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.

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NASA Tests Chicken Fat-Based Jet Fuel Using DC-8 Airborne Laboratory

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

NASA has announced that a group of scientists from its Langley Research Center traveled cross-country this month for an experiment with eco-friendly jet fuel made out of chicken fat.

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Japanese Pilot Missing After F-15 Crashes Into the Sea

Posted July 5, 2011 by BNO News

The pilot of a Japanese F-15 fighter jet that crashed over the East China Sea on Tuesday remains missing, officials said.

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A US Marine Corp CH-53D Sea Stallion, similar to the accident aircraft, seen here on the flight line for a flight at Al Asad, Iraq.
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Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills 6 Marines

Posted January 20, 2012 by BNO News

Six US Marines were killed late Thursday evening when a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force crashed in southern Afghanistan.

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Turkish Military Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan, Killing 16

Posted March 17, 2012 by BNO News

A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians on the ground, officials said on Saturday.

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A Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet. (Photo by 玄史生 via Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Taiwan Grounds Mirage Fighter Jets After Fatal Crash in France

Posted October 5, 2012 by BNO News

A Taiwanese pilot was killed on Wednesday when his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed during a training mission in eastern France.

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Mexican Air Force Cargo Plane Crashes at Monterrey Airport

Posted November 24, 2010 by BNO News

At least five people are believed dead after an Air Force plane crashed at Monterrey International Airport, reports say.

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Boeing Wins U.S. Army Contract to Upgrade Chinook Helicopters

Posted May 12, 2011 by BNO News

The Boeing Company on Thursday announced that the U.S. Army awarded it a $23.7 million contract for modifications of many Chinook helicopters.

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