U.S. Air Force

Vikings Rookie to Serve Military Commitment While Playing in the NFL

NFL teams spend a good amount of time worrying about what their players are doing with their time away from football. However, when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings, they’ll know exactly where their potential future long-snapper will be when he’s not on the football field: He’ll be working for “Uncle Sam.”

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Return of the Blackbird: Mach 6 Spy Plane May Soon Be Ready to Fly

The fabled SR-71 Blackbird high-speed reconnaissance plane has been officially out of service since 1990, even though it might still be the fastest airplane in the sky – fast enough to outrun a North Korean missile in 1981. Judging by recent comments from a Lockheed Martin executive, the Blackbird’s long-rumored, even faster successor might be closer to going operational than anyone thought.

SR-71B Blackbird aerial reconnaissance aircraft photographed over snow capped mountains in 1995.

U.S. Has Bombed More Afghan Jihadists in 2017 Than Any Year Since 2012

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has intensified the American air war against the resilient Taliban and growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan, dropping 3,328 bombs on the jihadists so far in 2017, more than during any other full year since 2012, military figures reveal.

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