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Vandenberg Air Base Rolls Out the Red Tarmac for Top Secret X-37B

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Vandenberg Air Base Rolls Out the Red Tarmac for Top Secret X-37B

Written by on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

There's been quite a bit of speculation surrounding the X-37B. The Air Force has been tight-lipped about the secretive military orbital vessel, and the public really doesn't know much about it beyond the fact that it's been in space longer ...

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The Sea Dart: The World’s Fastest Flying Boat

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The Sea Dart: The World’s Fastest Flying Boat

Written by on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

When you hear the word "seaplane" the first thing that comes to mind is clunky-looking propeller aircraft with enormous pontoons. Most seaplanes of today may be somewhat slow and bulky compared to their sleeker jet fighter cousins, but not all ...

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Air Force Oddities: The Parasitic XF-85 Goblin

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Air Force Oddities: The Parasitic XF-85 Goblin

Written by on Monday, May 28th, 2012

Bomber aircraft can change the tide of battle, but only if they're able to reach their destination and unleash their payload. That one basic problem is the reason why escort fighters have been so important throughout the history of aerial ...

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Air Force Academy Graduates First Ever Openly Gay Servicemen

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Air Force Academy Graduates First Ever Openly Gay Servicemen

Written by on Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Air Force hasn't always had the most graceful relationship with gay rights. What started out as a flat-out ban against homosexuals serving in the military slowly evolved into the highly controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The policy was ...

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Famous Pilots: The Red Baron

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Famous Pilots: The Red Baron

Written by on Thursday, May 24th, 2012

When it comes to ace pilots, none are as respected and feared as the legendary Manfred Alfred Freiherr von Richthofen, otherwise known as the Red Baron. This German fighter pilot terrorized the skies throughout World War I with such tenacity ...

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