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F-16C Fighting Falcon F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30 M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank KC-135 Stratotanker F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41) USNS Comfort Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship
 

F-16C Fighting Falcon

F-16C over Lake Michigan shoreline at the Chicago Air & Water Show on August 21, 2004. SW tail designation is from the 20th FW, Shaw AFB, in South Carolina, Air Combat Command (ACC). The ‘C’ designates a single seat configuration. The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by […]

F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30

FORMATION TRAINING – Three U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30 aircraft from the 80th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over South Korea during a training mission, Jan. 9, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Quinton T. Burris. The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft […]

M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank

The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. The M1 Abrams tank is well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile — designed for modern armored […]

KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker was the first jet powered aerial refueling tanker of the US Air Force, replacing the KC-97 Stratotanker. Similar in design to the later and enlarged Boeing 707 airliner, it was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam war and later conflicts such as Desert Storm […]

F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41)

F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Hornet is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip and an AGM-65 Maverick missile on the pylon. Tucked under the intake is an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and […]

USNS Comfort Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship

PORT-AU-PRINCE (April 11, 2009) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored near Port-au-Prince supporting Continuing Promise 2009, a humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Latin America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Landon Stephenson/Released). USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, […]

China Sends Warplanes Into Disputed Zone

November 29, 2013

CNN’s Barbara Starr reports China is sending its warplanes into a disputed area of the East China Sea. US sending a message of “enough is enough” to China.

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AC-130 Live Fire Training Flight Over Hurlburt Field Near Mary Esther, Florida

November 22, 2013

Video by Airman 1st Class Stephen Ellis Hurlburt Field Footage of 1A9X1, Special Missions Aviation Airmen during preflight, ammo upload, and live fire training mission aboard an AC-130U over Hurlburt Field and the Eglin Air Force Base range. View Larger Map View Larger Map

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Haiti: One dead as Anti-Martelly Protest Turns Violent in Port-au-Prince

November 19, 2013

Haiti: One dead as Anti-Martelly protest turns violent. Protesters clashed with police in Port-au-Prince on Monday, as thousands demanded that the country’s president Michel Martelly resigns. Port-au-Prince (populaiton 942,194) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. View Larger Map

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Utah Air National Guard: KC-135 Stratotanker Refueling a C-17 Globemaster

November 18, 2013

Video by Senior Airman Erin Mills 2nd Combat Camera Squadron Utah Air National Guard member MSgt Jason Blood, Boom Operator, 191st Air Refueling Squadron executes an air refueling mission from a KC-135 Stratotanker on September 9, 2013. A McCord Air Force Base, Washington, C-17 Globemaster received fuel during this mission. The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III […]

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RT’s Oksana Boyko Interviews Steven Seagal on US-Russia Relations

November 12, 2013

Steven Seagal: “Obama regime very good at controlling media, propaganda.” Lawman and vigilante, fighter and peacemaker. He has played many roles in his career, but few seem as likely as an ambassador between the US and Russia. From disarming a nuclear weapon to helping with the War on Terror, can an actor become a true […]

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VIDEO: Shelling, Heavy Smoke From Syrian Cities, Homs and Deir el-Zour

October 30, 2013

VIDEO: Shelling and gunfire hit the Syrian cities of Homs and Deir el-Zour, according to activists. The violence came the day a deputy prime minister was reportedly sacked. View Larger Map View Larger Map

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CNN: US Aborted Plan to Capture a Suspect in Benghazi Attacks

October 30, 2013

CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr: learned from sources that the U.S. aborted a plan to capture a suspect in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi. US missed opportunity to capture Ahmed Abu Khattalah. The operation was aborted because of fear of that the capture would de-stabilize the Libyan government. Witnesses have said they saw Ahmed […]

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Aleppo, Syria Satellite Images Show Devastation, Mass Displacement

August 8, 2013

New satellite images from Syria show mass destruction from the sky. Hala Gorani reports. Aleppo is the largest city in Syria and serves as the capital of Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. New satellite images of Aleppo provide the most recent evidence of how the protracted conflict in Syria is resulting in massive […]

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Sama Elmasry Sings Song of Disgust About President Barack Obama’s Performance with Egypt

August 5, 2013

An example of the divisiveness and disgust in Egypt can be seen in a video clip featuring a narrative song by Egyptian performer Sama Elmasry. Titled “You Obama, Your Father, Mother,” it attacks the US president for allegedly preferring Islamic radicals over the Egyptian army. You Obama, Your Father, Mother has gone viral, with over […]

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Al-Qaida Terror Threats: National Security Concerns As State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

August 2, 2013

U.S State Department issues travel alert, closes embassies. The State Department cited the potential for terrorist attacks in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula, and has issued a worldwide travel alert because of the threat of terrorist attacks from al-Qaida and affiliated organizations on Friday. The alert expires Aug. 31, 2013. *** […]

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