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Tiny Nevada towns warn that 2 rallies drawing as many as 50,000 alien-seekers near Area 51 are ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’

Alienstock and Storm Area 51 Basecamp began as a Facebook joke. Now 3.5 million people are interested in attending the events near Area 51.
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron conducts a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

A pair US F-15 fighter jets came close to taking out a couple of free-falling skydivers at nearly 350 mph

The skydivers, who were in freefall at 120 mph, caught the fighters on video passing beneath them at 345 mph, a UK air safety board reported.
U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle conducts a mission Sept. 10, 2019. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.

US jets smashed an island ISIS was using ‘like a hotel’ and troops found rockets and bombs stashed in caves

At least 25 ISIS fighters are dead after a successful US air strike that dropped 80,000 pounds of ordnance, an Iraqi CTS spokesperson told Insider.
A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman AFB, Missouri, approaches to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to RAF Mildenhall over the Norwegian Sea, Sept. 5, 2019. This was an extended duration flight that proved the B-2's ability to operate in the Arctic circle.

B-2 stealth bombers just flew their first Arctic missions, and it’s an unmistakable message to Russia

Three B-2 Spirit bombers flew over the Arctic for the first time, as a clear show of force to Russia, which considers the Arctic its back yard.

The US Air Force is reviewing how it picks hotels after a crew refueling in Scotland drove 54 miles to stay at Trump’s luxury resort

An Air Force C-17 crew stayed at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland for a night in March during a refueling stop during a trip to Kuwait.
A WC-130J Super Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, takes off.

‘Hurricane Hunters’ have been flying in and out of Dorian — here’s what they’ve seen inside this powerful storm

Hurricane Dorian is a massive storm that is now threatening the US East Coast. Here's what it looks inside this devastating storm.
A map showing some US military bases alongside the possible track of Hurricane Dorian as of early morning on Monday, September 2, 2019.

The US military is scrambling to ready its bases and get planes and ships out of the way of Hurricane Dorian

US Navy ships and US Air Force planes have been sent far from their home bases as Hurricane Dorian draws close to the eastern US.
A U-2 above the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, March 23, 2016.

U-2 spy planes have lurked all over the world for 64 years — here’s how the Dragon Lady keeps an eye on the battlefield

The U-2's first flight came as an accident in 1955, but over the 64 years since, the Dragon Lady has been an unrivaled source for intelligence.
Two US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, fly alongside two Royal Air Force F-35B Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham near the White Cliffs of Dover, England, August 29, 2019.

Stunning photos show US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers training with British F-35 fighters for the first time

The B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are deployed as part of US Strategic Command's Bomber Task Force Europe.
The US Air Force has seen 78 suicides so far this year, 28 more than this time last year.

‘Heartbroken’ Air Force commander shocked and in disbelief as base suffers its third suicide this year

"We lost another one of our own," Col. Derek O'Malley said in a video after Shaw Air Force Base suffered its third suicide this year.