Basic Training

Basic Training in the Air Force is similar to the other branches of service. The Air Force wants you to learn the "right way" to do things - their way. During basic you can expect a lot of exercise, learning, and stress, but you will also (hopefully) graduate with new found skills, discipline, and mental toughness. Read more »

Air Force News Wire

NASA needs 14 new astronauts. A record-breaking 18,300 folks applied

In 2014, Harvard's acceptance rate was 5.9 percent. NASA's latest round of astronaut candidate applications is going to be just a little tougher: With a record-breaking 18,300-plus applications and just 14 spots, applicants have less than a .08 percent chance of getting picked for training.
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Afghan official: Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 13

A suicide bomber targeting a police commander killed at least 13 people on Monday, including nine civilians, in Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, an official said.
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Report: US carriers' 'unchallenged primacy may be coming to a close'

The United States' aircraft carriers have always been an almost untouchable deterrent, steel behemoths capable of projecting the full weight of the U.S. military wherever they deploy. Yet while many militaries could never hope to match the U.S. carrier fleet in size and strength, countries such as China, Iran and Russia have spent recent years adjusting their forces and fielding equipment designed to counter one of the United States' greatest military strengths.
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The double bind trapping Hillary Clinton

Women running for office, as with all women in authority, are subject to these two demands: Be a good leader! Be a good woman!
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A fast-growing club: Countries that use drones for killing by remote control

There is a small but fast-growing club of countries — six so far — using armed drones for targeted killing by remote control, with countries taking advantage of China's growing exports of the unmanned aircraft systems. That worries some military analysts, who see China as undermining U.S. attempts to control a technology that gives poorer countries a relatively inexpensive bombing system that, critics say, lowers the threshold for using lethal force at a distance.
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'A black president, yay': 106-year-old finally meets the Obamas, dances like a schoolgirl

Virginia McLaurin's life isn't easy. Last winter, she battled bedbugs in her Washington, D.C., apartment. This year, mega-snowstorm "Snowzilla" trapped her inside for several days.
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