U.S. Air Force

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

A KC-46A Pegasus a 36-hour non-stop endurance mission covering 16,000 miles, on Nov. 16-17, 2022 Air Mobility Command’s longest mission… Read More

14 hours ago

That time an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)

The very next day they attempted to shoot down the SR-71 Blackbird flown Murray Rosenberg and Ed McKim with an… Read More

2 days ago

This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces

“The quality training the A-10 community provided and faith in the superb capability of the A-10 gun system helped us… Read More

3 days ago

Kadena Lines Up Six Kinds of Aircraft for Elephant Walk on the same day US Defense Secretary asks his Chinese counterpart to refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan

The demo included HH-60G Pave Hawks, F-15C Eagles, F-22A Raptors, a KC-135 Stratotanker, an E-3 Sentry and an RC-135 Rivet… Read More

4 days ago

Bat 21 Gene Hambleton tells the story of when his EB-66 was shot down and recalls his harrowing rescue

"They were within two minutes of picking me up and all at once the helicopter goes up in a ball… Read More

5 days ago

Largest Distinguished Flying Cross ceremony in Decades honors 51 Airmen for heroic efforts during Operation Allies Refuge

Despite the dangerous conditions, crews successfully landed their aircraft without lighting and executed mission maneuvers to minimize time on the… Read More

5 days ago

First man to fly the iconic SR-71 recalls when he flew the Blackbird Inverted and he turned off the Instrumentation so that Kelly Johnson wouldn’t find out

When Kelly Johnson began designing the advanced SR-71 Blackbird for the US Air Force, he appointed Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland… Read More

6 days ago

First F-16 Block 70 has rolled out of Lockheed Martin’s New Factory in Greenville

The F-16 Block 70, destined for Bahrain, should be accepted by the US government early in 2023. As the photo… Read More

6 days ago

AFSOC receives 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider gunship

AFSOC received its 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider, completing the command’s transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U and AC-130H fleets.… Read More

7 days ago

Former A-10 pilot explains why even though the Warthog is an amazing aircraft USAF doesn’t build more A-10s

‘Building more A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft would be the simple and easy, yet highly effective, solution to a vexing problem… Read More

7 days ago

USAF U-2 Avionics Technician explains why S-300 and S-400 missile systems would not be able to shoot down the SR-71 Blackbird

Could the SR-71 Blackbird be shot down by missile systems such as Russia’s S-300 or S-400? The SR-71, unofficially known… Read More

1 week ago

The story of world’s only supersonic gun kill: the day a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a VPAF MiG-19

On Jun. 2, 1972 a remarkable duel between a MiG-19 and a 58th TFS F-4E flown by Maj Phil Handley… Read More

1 week ago

Cool video shows US Military fighter jets flying through Sidewinder low level route

The Sidewinder low level route is a massive low altitude military training complex in the California desert, of which the… Read More

1 week ago

Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided

Several MiG fighters scrambled to intercept him, too. As with previous flights, the intercepts failed. Soviet fighters could not approach… Read More

2 weeks ago

The weird story of the USAF F-15C Eagle pilot that scored 3 kills during Operation Desert Storm and donated one to his section leader

On Feb. 6, 1991 a section of two F-15Cs were living BARCAP along the Iraq/Iran border when they engaged and… Read More

2 weeks ago

KC-135 navigator tells the story of when his Stratotanker towed a badly damaged F-111 Fighter Bomber through the skies of North Vietnam back to Thailand

The KC-135 Stratotanker crew verified the location of the distressed F-111 Aardvark and headed north until the two aircraft were… Read More

2 weeks ago