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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.
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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.
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.
A U.S Air Force B-52 is seen through the window of another during a training mission in the United Kingdom's airspace

US sends B-52 bombers ripping through the contested South China Sea twice in less than a week as tensions soar

The US sent B-52H Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers through the disputed South China Sea twice in three days. The flights come at a time of rising tension between Washington and Beijing.
A T-38C Talon used primarily by Air Education and Training Command for undergraduate pilot and pilot instructor training.

Another aging US Air Force T-38 trainer aircraft crashed in Texas — for the second time in a month

A T-38C Talon II trainer aircraft crashed Tuesday at Sheppard Air Force Base. Both pilots were able to eject safely and are in stable condition at local medical facilities. Tuesday's incident marks the fourth T-38 crash in a year.
Artist's concept of an X-51A hypersonic aircraft during flight

The US Air Force is asking for hypersonic weapon ideas as a new arms race with China and Russia heats up

With rivals China and Russia rapidly developing hypersonic weapons able to penetrate defenses to deliver devastating strikes on their enemies, the US Air Force is apparently preparing to enter the arms race in a big way.
A pair of B-52H Stratofortress bombers

The US is sending an unmistakable message to China — four B-52 bomber flights through the East and South China Seas this month

Several US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress heavy, long-range bombers have flown through the contested East and South China Seas multiple times this month, sending a clear message to potential challengers -- one in particular.
A People's Liberation Army Air Force officer looks on as Jian-10 fighter jets wait to take off

The Chinese Air Force just released a video of its newest and deadliest war planes — here’s what they bring to a fight

China's air force released a promotional video showing its air assets in action, particularly newer planes like the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, the Shenyang J-16 multirole fighter, and the Chengdu J-10C lightweight multirole fighter.