Operation Mincemeat - One of WWII's Forgotten Stories

Operation Mincemeat
World War II saw the rapid development of all aspects of war. From Germany's opening Blitzkrieg to the importance of air power, to the use of submarines to disrupt supply lines, both sides used just about every trick in the book to dominate the battlefield.

But that's not the all they did - espionage took giant steps forward during this conflict, from the fake Army at D-Day to Operation Mincemeat.

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Hornet Ball 2016 Video Is Out...And It Is Awesome!

Rhino Ball 2016 video

The 2016 Hornet Ball video is out, and this year it pays special tribute to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, also known as "Rhinos".
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A-10 To Be Kept "Indefinitely"

A-10 on a gun run

Some good news from our sister site,! After years of trying to get rid of it, it looks like the Air Force finally has to face the truth - the A-10 is just too good at its job to get rid of!
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National Guard Soldiers Forced to Repay Bonuses

National Guard soldiers must repay bonus payments

The Facebook posts and images you've seen are true. Thousands of National Guard soldiers, from all states, were over-payed reenlistment bonuses during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them are being asked to return the money.

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Video: Auto-GCAS Saves Pilot, F-16

Auto-GCAS, or Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System, is a pretty impressive bit of technology, and this dramatic video of an F-16 jet saving the life of its pilot is a great example of it in action.

First, the video:

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Supercarrier to Undergo Review of New Tech

USS Gerald Ford

In a move that is both very prudent and quite late, Frank Kendall, the Undersecretary Of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, has ordered that the US Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft carrier - the USS Gerald Ford - undergo an independent review to determine the future of some of the Ford's most advanced technology.

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USAF Didn't Study A-10 Retirement Implications - GAO

An A-10 and its crew chief

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a fairly scathing report about the Air Force's plans to retire the A-10, accusing the USAF of incomplete research about the cost savings and tactical implications of retiring the aircraft.

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Video: Operations on a Flight Deck - Time Lapse!

Flight deck operations aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier

The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most dangerous working environments in all of the military. The close quarters of aircraft, sailors, and equipment; the pitching and rolling flight deck; turning rotors and jet engines; and aircraft launching at recovering at a couple hundred miles an hour all make for an unforgiving workplace!

This makes the sailors who work day-in-and-day-out in this environment some of the best and watching the ballet that is flight operations on the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is awesome! Check this out, from our sister site!

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Despite USAF IOC, F-35 Still Falls Short

F-35 flies in formation with F-16

Coming just a few days after the Air Force declared its F-35A cleared for limited operations, the Pentagon's top tester expressed doubt about the aircraft.

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Video: Final Flight of an Apache Pilot - Awesome!

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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