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The Air Force Needs Its Old Planes To Last A Lot Longer

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First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force could potentially fly the aging F-15 Eagle into the 2040s, according to a top Air Force official in charge of fighters and bombers.

It’s another sign the Air Force may have to keep planes in the air years longer than originally planned while it flies the smallest and oldest fleet in its history.

The average age of an Air Force plane is 27 years. In the...

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The 15-Foot Memorial Statue For Chris Kyle Is Set To Be Unveiled

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On July 28, a memorial to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was killed on a shooting range by a Marine veteran in 2009, will be unveiled at 8050 E. Highway 191 in Odessa, Texas.

To honor him, a Wyoming based sculptor named Vic Payne created a 15-foot-tall likeness of Kyle that will sit atop a 48,000-pound limestone base near a local Veterans Affairs clinic. Overall, the project ran about $1 million.

Kyle’...

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The Air Force Is Done Testing Its Next-Generation Tanker

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A multi-billion dollar next-generation aerial tanker program managed at Wright-Patterson has completed mid-air refueling tests and awaits the Pentagon’s approval to buy the first batch of aircraft, according to the Air Force.

The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus refueled an A-10 Thunderbolt II on July 15, the Air Force said Tuesday. The refueling test marks the last of six before the Air Force acquires the...

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24-Year-Old American Volunteer Killed Fighting ISIS

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A 24-year-old Colorado man died while serving as a volunteer combatant with a Kurdish militia in Syria, the Associated Press reports.

Levi Shirley, who appears to have gone by the nom de guerre Agir Servan, was reportedly killed by a landmine in northern Syria on July 14. Susan Shirley told the Associated Pressthat she received news of her son’s death from the U.S. consulate in Turkey. Shirley’s...

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Veteran Amputee Berated For Parking In A Handicap Spot

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On July 17, Marine Corps veteran Brandon Rumbaugh and his girlfriend pulled into a local GetGo convenience store in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

Rumbaugh lost both legs in 2009 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while attempting to rescue a wounded member of his platoon in Afghanistan. Most people would likely agree that his decision to park in a handicap spot was justified.

But not...

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The Marines Named Their Special Operations School After This Hero Gunnery Sergeant

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Hundreds of guests and Marines witnessed three small boys tug a parachute down to reveal the newly dedicated Gifford Hall Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune during a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning.

The academic facility was named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Gifford after he was killed in action on July 29, 2012 while serving with the 2nd Marine Raider...

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After 50 Years, This Woman Hopes New Cuba Relations Will Help Find Air Force Vet Dad

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Although more than 50 years have passed since Sherry Sullivan’s father went on a five-day work trip and never came home, it is still hard for her to keep from crying when she remembers him.

“Little girls love their dads. My dad, to me, was bigger than life,” Sherry Sullivan said of her father, Geoffrey Francis Sullivan, a pilot she believes was shot down over Cuba and tortured and imprisoned there...

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