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Video: Final Flight of an Apache Pilot - Awesome!

  • 08/23/2016 - 10:07

    Final Flight in an Apache for Peter Gordijn
    Peter Gordijn, a Dutch Apache helicopter pilot and author of the book "Wakker!" ("Awake!") takes us along for the ride during his final flight as an Apache pilot.

    While we've seen quite a few low-level flights in fast jets, low-level has a different meaning to a helicopter pilot. For these guys, low-level means making groundhogs duck (do they have groundhogs in the Netherlands?) and looking up at bushes!

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F-35A Declared Operational

  • 08/03/2016 - 07:40

    Yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Air Force declared the F-35A had reached IOC - initial operational capability. This means that the Air Force can now send the Air Force's first F-35 squadron, the 34th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, into combat operations anywhere in the world.

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Video: C-17 Airdrop of 8 Humvees

  • 08/02/2016 - 15:40

    Humvee airdrop from a C-17

    The US military operates in a wide variety of locations across the world, and one of its most important assets is its ability to move men and material massive distances. One of the best tools for this is the enormous C-17 Globemaster - an aircraft which can carry over 130 soldiers, 36 litters for wounded soldiers, or a wide assortment of vehicles - including tanks, Humvees, and even helicopters!

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Video: RAF F-35B in 4K

  • 07/08/2016 - 14:10

    F-35 JSF

    The first F-35B delivered to the British Royal Air Force was joined by two USMC F-35Bs at the RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, and they put on a nice demonstration - not only of the F-35's maneuverability, but also the B-variants ability to land vertically.

    This was the F-35B's British debut, and it looks like things went quite well!

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Defense Bill Includes Women's Draft Provision

  • 06/16/2016 - 08:18

    With all combat jobs open to women, it was only a matter of time until this happened, but it looks like women will be required to register for the draft as soon as January of 2018.

    Earlier this week the Senate passed a $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment requiring all women between the ages of 18-26 to register for the Selective Service.

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