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27 stunning photos of the US military in action this year

Each of these 27 photos were taken by a talented military photographer over the course of the year, and each is a stunning image of the US military in action. These photos, however, only capture a small part of what members of the US armed forces do in service of […]
27 stunning photos of the US military in action this year
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Air Force A-10 pilot earns prestigious award for pulling off an ‘extraordinary’ belly landing with no cockpit canopy and damaged landing gear

Maj. Brett DeVries, an A-10 pilot with the Michigan Air National Guard, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Friday for an “extraordinary” emergency landing. During a routine training flight, a gun failure caused an explosion that blew away the cockpit canopy, stripped the plane of several panels, and damaged […]
Air Force A-10 pilot earns prestigious award for pulling off an ‘extraordinary’ belly landing with no cockpit canopy and damaged landing gear
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Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok. See the full list of countries, companies, and organisations that have already banned it.

President Trump has said that he was considering banning TikTok, which he implied would punish China for the coronavirus. TikTok is a short-form video app especially popular among Gen Z, and it has amassed 1.5 billion downloads. Its parent is the Chinese developer ByteDance. US lawmakers have expressed concern over […]
Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok. See the full list of countries, companies, and organisations that have already banned it.
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How the US military came up with its salute

We are all familiar with the most common form of the US military salute, a respective gesture from a military personnel raising her right hand to eye level. But many may not know where it comes from. In fact, the origins of the US military salute isn’t a clear-cut case. […]
How the US military came up with its salute
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‘America is being tested’: Pence delivers commencement address to Air Force Academy class of 2020 and its first cadets to join Trump’s Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Air Force Academy’s graduating class Saturday at an altered ceremony amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The academy’s graduates sat eight feet apart and marched six feet apart to adhere to social distancing requirements. Pence called out the 86 graduates who would become the first […]
‘America is being tested’: Pence delivers commencement address to Air Force Academy class of 2020 and its first cadets to join Trump’s Space Force
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company has been deemed an essential business by the government, allowing it to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has been deemed an essential business by the US government, according to the Financial Times. The company will be allowed to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak due to “its future value to national security,” the FT reports. Blue […]
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company has been deemed an essential business by the government, allowing it to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak
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Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands

Palantir executive Shyam Sankar described the company’s work developing AI targeting capabilities for drones as “this generation’s Manhattan Project,” according to two people familiar with the comments. The comments, made during a January all-hands meeting, come as the company expands its work on “Project Maven,” a department of defence project […]
Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands
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Terrifying video shows Australian air force pilots flying through a haze of orange smoke that prevented them from completing a bushfire rescue mission

Terrifying video posted to Twitter shows Royal Australian Air Force pilots navigating through a thick haze of orange smoke that prevented them from completing rescue missions in towns affected by bushfires. “Our people are highly trained & professional, but not always able to complete the mission on first try,” Australia’s […]
Terrifying video shows Australian air force pilots flying through a haze of orange smoke that prevented them from completing a bushfire rescue mission
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Elon Musk welcomes Space Force with 2 words on Twitter: ‘Starfleet begins’

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk welcomed the newly-launched Space Force on Twitter Friday night, saying only “Starfleet begins.” His two word tweet at the Space Force Twitter account, which made reference to “Star Trek,” came shortly after President Donald Trump singed the National Defence Authorization Act of 2020, launching Space Force. […]
Elon Musk welcomes Space Force with 2 words on Twitter: ‘Starfleet begins’
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Air Force general says the US military is preparing responses in case North Korea’s ‘Christmas gift’ is a long-range missile

North Korea warned the US earlier this month that failure to meet Pyongyang’s expectations could result in an undesirable “Christmas gift.” “What I would expect is some type of long-range ballistic missile would be the gift,” Gen. Charles Brown, the Pacific Air Forces commander, said Tuesday, according to multiple reports. […]
Air Force general says the US military is preparing responses in case North Korea’s ‘Christmas gift’ is a long-range missile
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A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona

A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally released munitions over Arizona on Thursday, according to an Air Force statement. The attack aircraft fired off a M-156 rocket, which landed in an area outside the designated firing range. This is the second time this year an A-10 has accidentally released munitions, […]
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona
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The 27 most powerful images of the US military in 2018

The US military posts hundreds of photos and videos every day from missions around the world. Business Insider selected some of the most compelling images taken in 2018 from across the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The US has the world’s most powerful military. It also […]
The 27 most powerful images of the US military in 2018
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11 famous women you had no idea served in the military

Women have been serving in the military in some capacity, officially or unofficially, since the Revolutionary War. Just as there are famous men who are veterans, there are famous women vets as well. Gal Gadot served in the Israel Defence Forces, as is compulsory in Israel. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
11 famous women you had no idea served in the military
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The US Air Force just hit self-destruct on a multimillion-dollar missile after a testing ‘anomaly’ — here’s what might have gone wrong

The US Air Force terminated an intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean during an unsuccessful flight test Tuesday. The missile was destroyed because an “anomaly was going to create an unsafe flight condition,” according to the head of US Strategic Command. The failure was characterised as a “rare thing […]
The US Air Force just hit self-destruct on a multimillion-dollar missile after a testing ‘anomaly’ — here’s what might have gone wrong
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Watch France and Germany’s next-generation stealth fighter, a 2-engine jet that looks like it will outclass the F-35

The French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation recently published a video that gives a glimpse into what the reported Franco-German next-generation aircraft might look like. While it’s unclear whether the fighter will be a fifth- or sixth-generation fighter, the focus will probably be on stealth technology and integration with information systems, […]
Watch France and Germany’s next-generation stealth fighter, a 2-engine jet that looks like it will outclass the F-35
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A Korean aerospace company caught up in the latest Michael Cohen scandal is ‘well placed’ to win an Air Force contract worth up to $16.3 billion

Korea Aerospace paid $US150,000 to Essential Consulting, a firm linked to President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. The company said the payment was for consulting regarding US accounting standards. Korea Aerospace is attempting to secure a contract from the US Air Force to provide training aircraft. Korea Aerospace Industries made […]
A Korean aerospace company caught up in the latest Michael Cohen scandal is ‘well placed’ to win an Air Force contract worth up to $16.3 billion