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# US Air Force

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# Afghanistan
Afghan woman gives birth while aboard US military plane
Terrified Afghan citizens are continuing to flee the country after the Taliban’s return to power.
# Afghanistan
Human remains found in wheel well of US military plane following Kabul airport chaos
The plane was surrounded by hundreds of civilians as it took off from Kabul’s airport.
# ailenstock
'Storm Area 51' attendees fail to storm Area 51 as far fewer than expected turn out
It was a spur-of-the-moment joke that spiraled into a large-scale event.
# martha mcsally
First US female fighter pilot to fly in combat claims she was raped while serving in Air Force
Martha McSally made the claim at a Senate hearing yesterday.
# Thule Air Base
This is what it's like to live at the US's most remote and isolated air bases
Thule Air Base is at the strategic halfway point between Moscow and New York City – 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
# the rendlesham forest incident
Christmas lights: The inside story of one of the world's most notorious UFO sightings
Three decades on, talks to the man at the centre of the Rendlesham Forest incident, Christmas 1980.
# Top Guns
This is what a US Air Force mission looks like through a GoPro camera
Do you feel the need? The need…for speed?
# modern warfare
The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"
Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.
# stowaway
Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane
The body is possibly of African origin and was found trapped in a compartment above the aircraft’s rear landing gear in Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
# Helicopter Crash
US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coast with four crew believed dead
It is not thought that anyone in the surrounding area has been injured but an assessment on possible munitions on board is taking place.
# US Air Force
Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like
A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.
# Ouch
Girl gets tasered, accidentally grabs a handful
This must have been painful for everyone.
# WaveRider
Hypersonic jet fails Mach 6 test
Officials have blamed a faulty control fin for stopping the super-sonic combustion ramject engine from starting properly.
# WaveRider
US to trial unmanned plane flying at Mach 6
Yep – if it had space for a passenger, the plane would still move six times faster than their screams.
# Vietnam War
Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends
US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.
# Shannon
Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon
Eamon Gilmore says he’ll take the United States’ word that its Air Force did not carry prisoners of war through Shannon.
Banning the ban: US must let gay people serve in military, says court
A panel of judges has ruled the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ ban on open homosexuality must end immediately.
# Bin Laden
Obama hails Navy SEALs as it emerges bin Laden could have been caught sooner
It is also being reported that Osama bin Laden’s home movies – shot inside the compound in which he was killed last week – will be released to the media later today.
# Libya
US jet 'crash-lands' in field near Benghazi - report
The Daily Telegraph says a US fighter jet crashed due to a mechanical failure – but that the pilot ejected to safety.
# Frankfurt
Man charged with murder after Frankfurt Airport gun attack
One person remains in critical condition after yesterday’s gun attack on a US military bus outside Frankfurt Airport, in which two people were killed.
# Frankfurt
Two killed in Frankfurt Airport shooting
Two US military personnel were killed and two others injured in a gun attack outside one of Europe’s busiest airports this afternoon.
# is it a bird?
New tapes do little to solve British UFO mystery
Tape recordings of a potential UFO landing in Suffolk 30 years ago do little to explain the mystery.