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Marine Candidates participate in a fire team assault course at the Officer Candidate School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 17, 2017.

The 27 most powerful images of the US military in 2018

You won't want to miss these incredible images of the world's most powerful military in 2018 from around the world.
U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen conduct helicopter hoist training Nov. 5, 2018 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Here’s how the US Air Force’s elite PJ special operators rescue troops in the mountains of Afghanistan

Air Force Pararescuemen, or PJs, are the special operators people often forget about — until they need them.

8 famous women you had no idea served in the military

"Golden Girl" Bea Arthur was a staff sergeant for the Marines, and Gal Gadot was in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years. See who else served.
US Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Arizona's Lake Powell reservoir on September 10, 2018.

Check out these stunning photos of Air Force Thunderbirds soaring over Arizona’s iconic Lake Powell

The Air Force's Thunderbirds flew their F-16s over Arizona's Lake Powell near the Grand Canyon while returning to their home base in Nevada after an airshow.
B1 CREW CHIEF DIRECTS BOMBER PRIOR TO MISSION

An Air Force base just deployed this new weapon in the fight to save its expensive bombers from geese — ‘bird cannons’

Birds pose a serious threat to US aircraft and pilots, but one Air Force base has developed an innovative solution to the problem — the bird cannon.
Members of the Special Operations Community pay respects to a mural honoring Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman.

These are the incredible stories of US troops who’ve earned the Medal of Honor during the war on terror

These are the troops who've earned the nation's most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor, during the war on terror that began on Oct. 7, 2001. Here are their incredible stories.
Boeing's KC-46 aerial refueling tanker conducts receiver compatibility tests with a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Seattle

The US Air Force wants a bunch of new tankers to take the fight to China

The US Air Force wants more tankers to make sure that it can bring its top assets, such as stealth fighters and heavy bombers, to a fight should a conflict arise with China in the Pacific, senior leadership revealed recently.
US Army AT 4

The US Army, Navy, and Air Force are teaming up to field unstoppable hypersonic weapons to take on China and Russia

Hypersonic weapons are weapons that literally can't be stopped, and the US Army, Navy, and Air Force are teaming up to develop weapons that can defeat powers like China and Russia.
Screenshot of the possible Hong-20 that China released in a video in May.

China says its H-20 nuclear stealth bomber is about to hit the skies — and it could be a game changer in the South China Sea

The H-20, or Hong-20, would also pose a threat to US carriers in the Pacific, as it will likely have about a 5,000 mile range.
A US Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

US F-22s and B-2 bombers complete new training to show China they won’t back down

While Beijing increasingly takes a militaristic line toward Washington, the US Air Force made the purpose of its new training explicit, with stealth nuclear bombers and fighter jets built to counter threats like Beijing's South China Sea fortress.