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Mary Claire Caine, a female Air Force veteran in North Carolina, is outraged after she says a nasty note was left on her car when she parked in a space reserved for military members. (WECT)

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An Air Force Wings of Blue parachutist descends onto the gridiron before the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA game between Western Michigan and Air Force in Boise, Idaho, Dec. 20. (associated press)

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Comedian George Carlin joined the United States Air Force and was trained as a radar technician. He was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. He also began working as a disc jockey at radio station KJOE, in nearby Shreveport. Labeled an "unproductive airman" by his superiors, Carlin was discharged early on July 29, 1957. During his time in the Air Force he had been court martialed three times, and also received many nonjudicial punishments.

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Johnny Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950. After basic training at Lackland Air Force Base and technical training at Brooks Air Force Base, both in San Antonio, Texas, Cash was assigned to the 12th Radio Squadron Mobile of the U.S. Air Force Security Service at Landsberg, Germany as a Morse Code Intercept Operator for Soviet Army transmissions. It was there he created his first band, named "The Landsberg Barbarians." He was the first radio operator to pick up the news of the death of Joseph Stalin. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on July 3, 1954, and returned to Texas. Singer Johnny Cash looks back to his days in the Air Force in 1952, on "The Johnny Cash Christmas Special," to be shown Nov. 30, 1977 on CBS-TV. (AP Photo/CBS-TV)

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Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and a former A-10 fighter pilot, has won her race for a U.S. House seat in Arizona after all the votes were finally tallied.

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This June 24, 2014, file photo, shows an ICBM launch site located among fields and farms in the countryside outside Minot, N.D. The Air Force on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third. The actions were confirmed to the Associated Press in response to an AP inquiry about an internal Air Force investigation of two commanders at the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., which also is responsible for 150 Minuteman 3 missiles. (Associated Press)

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Senate Armed Services Committee members Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, have criticized the Air Force's decision to retire the A-10 Warthogs in favor of keeping the B-1B aircraft in play as the A-10s are the only aircraft specifically devoted to close air support. Mr. McCain, himself a former Air Force pilot, was incensed upon first learning of the A-10's retirement.

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From left, Rep. Bill Cassidy, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, and Sen. Mary Landrieu wait moments before the debate, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Centenary College in Shreveport, La. (AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Henrietta Wildsmith)

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A team of Baytown, Texas, firefighters provided a little extra support for the grieving family of an Air Force veteran who died of a heart attack last week. (KHOU)

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An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Associated press)

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An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Associated press)

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An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Associated press)

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson

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Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and a former fighter pilot, is among the "national security" candidates who've won campaign support of former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton. She is running for a U.S. House seat in Arizona.

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Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and a former fighter pilot, is among the "national security" candidates who've won campaign support of former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton. She is running for a U.S. House seat in Arizona.

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A group of concerned citizens in Vermont is suing the Air Force to prevent F-35 jets from being based at a local airport. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

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A group of concerned citizens in Vermont is suing the Air Force to prevent F-35 jets from being based at a local airport. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

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A group of concerned citizens in Vermont is suing the Air Force to prevent F-35 jets from being based at a local airport. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)