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1Lt Kenneth Allen identified as pilot killed in crash

Yesterday we learned an F-15 fighter jet crashed over the North Sea, off the coast of England.  We have since found out 1Lt. Kenneth Allen did not survive the crash. This incident is still under investigation. Col. Will Marshall, the commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, released a statement confirming the incident, along with Allen’s …

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A Person You Should Know- Brig. Gen. Charles Yeager, Ultimate AF Bad Ass

They just don’t make them like they used to. For Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, an Air Force pilot, this definitely holds true.  Chuck broke records, the sound barrier and accomplished more by the age of 25 than most military do their entire careers. Born in 1923, Chuck had his most formidable years during the …

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Hero Helicopter Pilot Gets Shot and Continues Flying for 5 Hours in ISIS Raid

You probably haven’t heard this story, but you should. A 2014 Delta Force ground raid in Syria to save American hostages became the site of amazing heroism displayed by one Army helicopter pilot who continued to fly in support of the mission literally hours after being wounded! Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Siler was the …

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Release the Kraken: Sorry Johnny Depp, But This Beauty is Multi-Dimensional

If you were born in the 80s, or early 90s for that matter, you may know all about toying around with flight simulators.   Raise/lower the flaps, disengage the wheel brakes, start the throttle, pull back on the joystick. Yeah, it was that simple.   Ah, I can remember it fondly, the heavily pixelated clouds lagging across the …

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Female World War II Pilot Finally Allowed Inurnment at Arlington

After an act of Congress, World War II pilot Elaine Harmon has finally been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. She was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, who flew military aircraft in missions outside of combat so that men would be able to dogfight on the front lines. The women, who were …

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