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An F-22 fighter jet (U.S. Air Force) ** FILE **

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**FILE** A photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15E Strike eagle in-flight over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2008. (Associated Press/U.S Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

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** FILE ** In this image released by the U.S. Air Force, a Malmstrom Air Force Base missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an ICBM at a Montana missile site. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, John Parie)

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** FILE ** In this image released by the U.S. Air Force, a Malmstrom Air Force Base missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an ICBM at a Montana missile site. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, John Parie)

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A U.S. Air Force pilot (left), with an Afghan pilot (right) and flight engineer, prepare for takeoff on a training mission in an Mi-17 helicopter from the Kandahar Air Field to practice flying close air-support missions to assist Afghan ground forces. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

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In this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, the X-51A Waverider, carried under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber, prepares to launch for its fourth and final flight over the Pacific Ocean. The X-51A, an experimental, unmanned aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force, went hypersonic during a test off the Southern California coast, traveling at more than 3,000 mph, the Air Force said Friday. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician Staff Sgt. Salvatore DiGiacomo from the 514th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ., Demonstrates the EOD 9 bomb suit and helmet ensemble operational equipment on August 21, 2012 during Air Force Week in New York City, New York. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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Son, USAF Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Lock and his wife Chris comfort his mother Mary as she takes her last couple of breaths in life on October 22, 2012 as she passes at a nursing facility in Gloversville, New York. Mary was 87 and placed in a nursing facility when she broke her femur over a year ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Craig Minor sits down for a family meal at his house with his 22-year-old son, Mitchell in downtown Cedarville Ohio. Mitchell was infected with cytomegalovirus, a virus that causes enlargement of epithelial cells that results in serious disorders in newborns, he has the development of a 1-year-old. He canít talk, walk, or move on his own, but he communicates his pleasure at seeing his father with his eyes and smile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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u.s. air force photograph Female fighter pilots from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing flew in combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from a forward-deployed base in the Middle East. The Air Force now has 85 female pilots, or 2 percent of the total.

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The first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat, Lt. Col. Martha McSally, stands by her A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, in 2006. Now retired, she is offering advice to women’s advocates and the Pentagon on how best to integrate women into the previously all-male world of ground combat. (U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (center) shakes hands with a member of the U.S. Air Force's 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aboard a C-17 aircraft en route to Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (center) shakes hands with a member of the U.S. Air Force's 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aboard a C-17 aircraft en route to Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Serpico D. Elliot, the stand-in for President Obama, smiles as he is announced during the presidential inaugural rehearsal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of the roller coaster from the Seaside Heights amusement park on the New Jersey shore submerged in surf, taken during a search-and-rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of the roller coaster from the Seaside Heights amusement park on the New Jersey shore submerged in surf, taken during a search-and-rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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This Oct. 30, 2012 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows damage to the New Jersey shoreline during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. By late Tuesday, the winds and flooding inflicted by the fast-weakening superstorm Sandy had subsided, leaving at least 55 people dead along the Atlantic Coast and splintering beachfront homes and boardwalks from the mid-Atlantic states to southern New England. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)