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U.S. military launches strike on Afghan city taken by Taliban The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike on the northern Afghan city...

Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- If you walked inside this massive hangar, your eyes would be drawn to the giant U.S. Flag displayed in the background....

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Using an imaging spectrometer...

Research vessel Neil Armstrong delivered

ANACORTES, Wash. (NNS) -- The Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), R/V Neil Armstrong, AGOR 27, delivered to the U.S. Navy, Sept. 23. R/V...

Harris emphasizes impact of flight test engineers at 46th Society of...

LANCASTER, Calif.  -- Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, served as a keynote speaker Sept. 16 for the 46th Annual Society of Flight...

Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California (AFNS) -- On the Air Force's 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event...

NASA Completes Key Milestone for Orion Spacecraft in Support of Journey...

NASA’s mission to send astronauts to deep space destinations where no other human has traveled has taken another important step forward with the completion...

Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of ‘helicopter war’

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. -- Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery,...

Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in...

Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  -- For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community. One of the ways...