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Air Force Featured Stories

  • Historic island tackles new battle

    Since those historic days, the Wake Atoll has been named a national historic landmark and serves as a trans-Pacific refueling stop for military aircraft. Now under the Eleventh Air Force’s Pacific Air Force Support Center, the island is fighting a new battle — preventing bird aircraft strike

  • Combat metals: The modern-day blacksmiths

    While there are a lot of precautionary measures in place to prevent bird strikes and other aircraft incidents, they are not 100 percent preventable.When these incidents occur, there’s a small group of Airmen who are called upon to do patchwork to get the aircraft back to base and to fix the damage

  • USDA, BASH saving lives, money

    Every morning, two individuals from the U.S. Department of Agriculture wake up before the sun rises and grab an air-rifle, a pair of binoculars and some pyrotechnics similar to bottle rockets, then head to an airfield at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.