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Clock ticking on Delaware Air Guard's aging C-130s

27 min 31 sec ago
Two C-130 cargo airplanes lifted off into the summer sky from the New Castle Air National Guard Base early Saturday morning, the 45 airmen aboard bound for Germany and 10 days of hauling Army paratroopers during a large multi-nation training exercise.
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Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

38 min 31 sec ago
Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.
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3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force

39 min 31 sec ago
When a football career didn't work out for 2nd Lt. Joshua Carlson, he decided to pursue the only other life he'd ever known - the Air Force.
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Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

42 min 31 sec ago
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
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U.S. attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

44 min 31 sec ago
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.
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DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:01
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.
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Air Force Museum restoring Titan rocket

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:58
Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio.
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Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:56
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.
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New combat uniform pattern coming as early as April

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:56
The Army plans to field its new combat uniform camouflage pattern as early as April, and deployed airmen will wear it when stationed with Army units in Afghanistan and Africa.
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DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:55
With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.
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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:35
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:18
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
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Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:10
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.
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Air Force secretary calls for review of testing procedures after cheating incidents

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:31
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating.
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Air Force to begin rotating launch officers

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:29
The latest change in the nuclear missile career field will let airmen trade places with each other, opening up opportunities for officers to work on a different base for three months.
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Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:36
President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
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More charges in sailor's death in Germany

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:35
A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash had more than 2,300 flight hours

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:34
Massachusetts Air National Guard Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C crashed Aug. 27 in rural western Virginia, never managed to eject from his aircraft.
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