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The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

USAF: 3,459 Positions To Be Cut; 742 in Virginia

The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state.

07/14/2014

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Air Force Lieutenant: Nuclear Missile Duty ‘Weighs On Your Mind’

As a nuclear missileer with his finger on the trigger of the world’s most powerful weapon, Air Force 1st Lt. Andy Parthum faces pressures few others know. He spends his workday awaiting an order he hopes never arrives: to launch nuclear-tipped missiles capable of killing millions and changing the course of history.

07/09/2014

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Defense Department Awards Lockheed Martin $914M Space Fence Contract

The Space Fence is the U.S. Air Force’s next generation space surveillance system currently being developed by Lockheed Martin.

06/08/2014

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Air Force Had ‘Critical Deficiency’ In Failed Nuke Test

Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch sil.

05/22/2014

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

Cold War-Era Spy Plane Hit By Defense Cuts, Unmanned Aircraft To Replace

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

04/23/2014

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Air Force Officer From Md. Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A U.S. Air Force officer from Maryland has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

04/21/2014

A member of the US Air Force (USAF) stands near a USAF cargo plane. (Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Commanders Fired In Nuke Missile Cheating Scandal

The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

03/27/2014

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US Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For Kony

The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

03/24/2014

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Air Force Sergeant Faces 25 Years In International Child-Sex Case

An Air Force sergeant faces 25 years in military prison after pleading guilty to charges he sexually molested girls in Germany and the United States.

03/21/2014

40 freshman Air Force Academy cadets may have cheated in a chemistry class. (Getty Images)

Air Force Academy Investigates Possible Cheating

The Air Force Academy is investigating whether freshman cadets cheated on a chemistry test.

03/04/2014

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