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60 Minutes: Is the F-35 Worth It? Extra Videos

Seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, 60 Minutes’ David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history. Lockheed F-35 JSF Afterburner Takeoff. Video by Cpl. Jesse Witten 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera U.S. Marine LT. Col. Jeffrey B. Scott, […]

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

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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OPERATION VIGILANT EAGLE: Air Terror Drill Intercepts, Investigates Hijacking in Simulated Air Terrorist Operation

A first-of-its-kind hijacking exercise involving the U.S., Canadian and Russian militaries went “flawlessly,” and a similar drill is planned next year, an American officer said. Russian Federated Air Force, the USAF and Candian Air Force worked a training exercise that simulated terrorists hijacking a Boeing 757 in the Alaskan region of the North American Aerospace […]

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Air Force: Pilot Killed in F-22 Crash North of Anchorage, Alaska

Courtesy: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs, Produced by Staff Sgt. Daniel Delgado, sound bites from Mr. John Pennell, J.B.E.R. Spokesman and Col. Jack McMullen, Commander, 3W. Crashed F-22 The aircraft and pilot lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. Alaska time 16 November 2010 while on a nighttime training mission. The finding of […]

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X-37B Unmanned Space Shuttle Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Video of the launch of the X-37B on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The X-37B spacecraft was launched as a United States Air Force mission, rather than a NASA mission, on April 22, 2010. The Boeing X-37 Advanced Technology Demonstrator is an unpiloted demonstration spaceplane that is intended to test future launch technologies while in orbit […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Military Relief for Haiti: What Military Units Are Committed to Haiti

Military relief flights to Haiti are being coordinated at the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center Scott Air Force Base in Illinois — near St. Louis, Missouri. The heavily damaged airport in Port-au-Prince that can’t accept the military’s largest transport planes. However, military commanders plan to fly in relief crews and ferry some of the most […]

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