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The North American Aerospace Defense Command's popular Track Santa program is back for 2013, but the news that St. Nick will be getting fighter jet escorts isn't going over well with everyone, with some child advocates speaking out against the move.
The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday announced it will base its new F-35 fighter plane at Burlington International Airport despite complaints that the planes would be too noisy and pose a risk to the community.
Over the years, I have flown literally thousands of practice bomb runs. Each time, I concentrated on the tactics, techniques and procedures of delivering the bomb on time and on target. While I may have been concerned about threats, communications, navigation or a myriad number of things that may cause my run to be less than perfect, there was one thing I never worried about: the weapon.
Mark it on your calendars: The U.S. Air Force aims to have laser-based fighter jets by 2030.
Known as the Doolittle Raiders, the 80 men who risked their lives on a World War II bombing mission on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor were toasted one last time by their surviving comrades and honored with a Veterans Day weekend of fanfare shared by thousands.
Hypersonic missiles? Check. Speeds up to Mach 6? Check. A spy plane so advanced that adversaries wouldn't have time to react? Check. That's what Lockheed Martin Corp. plans for the SR-72 'Son of Blackbird,' the successor to the U.S. Air Force's SR-71 Blackbird.
Sapelo Island residents — descendants of slaves who've lived in their historic Georgia homes for generations — are fuming, saying the government has hiked their property taxes to ungodly levels in recent months, in some cases by as much as 600 percent.
China is preparing its military to conduct warfare with offensive and defensive spying and attack drones, according to a Chinese colonel.
NATO intends to refine its ambitious plan to train a fully functional Afghan air force and focus only on the most critical military capabilities needed after the combat mission ends by December 2014, according to the head of the Afghan air training command for the Western alliance.