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The Air Force's newest helicopter, the MH-139A Grey Wolf, lifts off for its first combined test flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, February 11, 2020.

The Air Force just started testing its new Grey Wolf helicopter, the replacement for the Huey

The Air Force got its first in-flight look at the capabilities of the new MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter.
First Lt. Patrick Retzer, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares for flight operations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, November 5, 2019.

How an A-10 Warthog pilot’s helmet keeps them alive and on target

An A-10 pilot's HGU-55/P helmet gives them a central interface for everything from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments.
A B-1B Lancer takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, October 24, 2019.

The US Air Force wants to get rid of some of its most well-known aircraft — here’s what’s on the chopping block

The Air Force wants to free up some money for future technology, and that means saying goodbye these workhorse aircraft.
Boeing VC-137C SAM 26000, or Air Force One, during its final flight, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, May 20, 1998.

Air Force One may soon get its first new paint job since the Kennedy years — here’s what it was like on JFK’s version of the preside...

The SAM 26000 arrived in 1962 and would carry eight presidents, numerous dignitaries, and countless diplomats during its 36 years in service.
A rendering of the future Air Force One in the Pentagon's latest budget request.

The Pentagon revealed the new paint scheme for Air Force One, and people say it looks like Trump’s private jet

Buried in the Pentagon's budget request is a photo that appears to confirm the future Air Force One is getting a red, white, and blue paint job.
The entrance to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside on January 29, 2020.

Americans quarantined at a US Air Force base over the coronavirus are teaching each other Zumba, boxing, and how to file their taxes

US citizens at March Air Reserve Base after flying from Wuhan described their lockdown experience to The Washington Post.
President Donald Trump makes a speech while presenting the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the US Military Academy football team in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington D.C., May 1, 2018.

A renegade Air Force base is ‘liking’ Trump’s 2020 campaign tweets that disparage Bernie Sanders and Democrats

The Twitter account for the military base "liked" tweets from Trump's 2020 campaign, including messages that disparaged Democrats.
In the film "Ad Astra," the astronaut played by Brad Pitt is continuously subject to psychological monitoring via an AI interface, and uses a "comfort room" filled with screens playing videos designed to improve his mood.

A Silicon Valley startup is developing ‘digital’ drugs to buck up US troops in space — and spot trouble

The technology keeps a record of the user's emotional changes and will eventually be able to mine text messages and facial expressions.
A KC-46 Pegasus takes its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 25, 2015.

Problems with Boeing’s new refueling tanker could cause a much bigger headache for the Pentagon

Boeing is having trouble getting the Air Force's new tanker ready for service, and the setbacks could be felt across the entire military.
An Air Force Bombardier E-11A aircraft.

The history of the US Air Force private jet that crashed in Afghanistan and has been called ‘as essential to mission success as bullets’

The US Air Force E-11A is a modified version of a popular Canadian private jet built by Bombardier used for long-range luxury travel.