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"U.S. Pacific Command has reviewed the details of an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft, a U.S. Air Force RC-135, on a routine patrol by two Chinese jets, J-10s, that occurred on June 7 in international airspace, over the East China Sea," said Cmdr. David Benham, spokesman for the command. (U.S. Air force)

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This undated U.S. Air Force photo shows Gen. Lori Robinson, the new commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force via AP) **FILE**

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One journalist suggests that Americans confronting terrorism can take cues from General Curtis Emerson LeMay, fifth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force)

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General Curtis Emerson LeMay is the fifth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 file photo provided by U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Like a giant pen stroke in the sky, an unarmed Minuteman 3 nuclear missile roared out of its underground bunker on the California coastline Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, and soared over the Pacific, inscribing the signature of American power amid growing worry about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capable of reaching U.S. soil. When it comes to deterring an attack by North Korea or other potential adversaries, the missile is the message. (U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

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This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Eric Fanning speaking at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service. (Duncan Wood/U.S. Air Force via AP)

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In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, an F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, as the U.S. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, launched its first airstrikes by Turkey-based F-16 fighter jets against Islamic State targets in Syria, marking a limited escalation of a yearlong air campaign that critics have called excessively cautious. (Krystal Ardrey/U.S. Air Force via AP) **FILE**

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2013, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik airbase, in southern Turkey. Turkey has agreed to let the U.S. military use the key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, senior Obama administration officials said July 23, 2015, giving a boost to the U.S.-led coalition amid a surge of violence in Turkey blamed on IS-linked militants.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

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Having grown up in poverty in Brooklyn, New York, and serving in the U.S. Air Force, Danny Vargas, who is running in Virginia's 86th District, is a self-described "proud Latino."

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The U.S. Air Force plans to use lessons learned from bee behavior to create algorithms for fleets of swarming drones. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Fort Carson controllers lost track of a RQ-11 drone that landed in a man's yard in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Image: U.S. Air Force) ** FILE **

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Michelle Manhart, shown here in 2007, was demoted from her sargeant position in the U.S. Air Force after posing in Playboy that year. (Associated Press/Eric Gay)

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U.S. Air Force Col. David Fitz-Patrick, a chaplain, provides the closing benediction during the funeral service honoring Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr. at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., Dec. 13, 2013. (Defense Department photo)

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U.S. Air Force jets fly over FedEx Field during the NFL's Salute to Service before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Hot air balloons dot the sky at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, a former U.S. Air Force base in Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)