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What we know about the Su-27, the Ukrainian fighter jet that recently crashed with a US pilot aboard

The Su-27UB crash occurred during the multinational Clear Sky 2018 exercises, where the US was conducting exercises to enhance interoperability with Ukraine and seven other countries.
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order to establish the Space Force.

Top congressman says the White House fired a ‘shot across the bow’ of the head of the Air Force after they found out she disapproved of th...

The secretary of the Air Force was reportedly pushing back on the Trump administration's plans to create a new Space Force, prompting a not-so-subtle message to get in line, according to a congressional proponent of the military branch.
Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager with the X-1.

71 years ago, Chuck Yeager smashed the sound barrier — here’s what it was like on the famous flight

On October 14, 1947, Yeager flew faster than the speed of sound in the sky over Southern California.
A F22 Raptor flies past Tyndall Air Force Base September, 2003.

Florida Air Force base for top stealth fighter-jets takes a ‘direct hit’ from Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael battered US Air Force Base Tyndall in Florida with 130mph winds on Wednesday and the base says they are taking "extensive damage.' All staff were evacuated on Monday, and all jets flown to a nearby base in Ohio. The base is home to F22 jet training.
A U-2 Dragon Lady performs a touch-and-go at Beale Air Force Base, California, September 20, 2018.

The Air Force is changing the way it recruits U-2 pilots — here’s what it’s like to fly the US’s oldest working spy plane

The legendary U-2 has long been reserved for Air Force pilots who have at least six years of flying experience. But the service is opening up the pipeline, giving trainees the chance to sign up for service with the Dragon Lady.
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.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur operates in the South China Sea

US destroyer challenges China in the South China Sea just days after US bombers rip past

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged China in the South China Sea Sunday, sailing near Chinese-occupied territories in the Spratly Islands. This challenge comes just days after US B-52 bombers tore through the contested region, angering Beijing.
The US Air Force wants more fighters, bombers, and basically everything.

The US Air Force plans a massive expansion to take on Russia and China

The US Air Force set out to return to Cold War numbers by growing nearly 25% and taking on hundreds more planes to form an additional 74 squadrons. This is a crucial part of the US's pivot to counter Russia and China.
More than 80 Blu-109 and Mark-84 bombs at the Wolf Pack Munitions Storage Area, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 23, 2014.

The Air Force is revoking a big bomb-making deal from a company linked to a Russian oligarch

The Air Force says it has terminated a contract to make bunker-buster bombs that was awarded to a company partially owned by a foreign firm in which a Russian billionaire has a stake.
A US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a higher headquarters-directed Continuous Bomber Presence mission

‘Everybody loves the B-52’: Step aboard one of the massive bombers patrolling the front line in the Pacific

The US has been carrying Continuous Bomber Presence missions over the Pacific since 2004, working to reassure allies and send a message to rivals.