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Air Force drone drivers can cash in with $35,000 bonus
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Drone drivers can cash in with a new Air Force bonus program with bonuses of $35,000 per year. The annual bonuses will go to drone pilots who have...

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson gets 4th year as Air Force Academy boss
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Air Force Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson will spend an extra year on the job, the academy has confirmed.

The school’s...

Pentagon project could turn house plants into planted houses
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The next time you swing by Home Depot, you may want to take a closer look at the garden section.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Sculptures honor fallen airmen
By: - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

A dozen sculptures unveiled Saturday at the Wings over The Rockies museum in Denver honor airmen killed during World War II.

The exhibit...

Cripple Creek biker rally salutes vets
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Thousands of bikers will roar into Cripple Creek starting Aug. 19  for the annual Salute to American Veterans Rally.

The event...

Colorado Guard flying high in Hungary
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

More than 200 Colorado Air National Guard airmen have headed to Europe for a training exercise.
The troops from the 140th Fighter Wing at...

Islamic State fight shows progress overseas but concerns rise at home
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jul 29, 2016

ASPEN – America is making progress overseas against Islamic State terrorists, but success at home lags as police and intelligence experts struggle to...

Social media a key battleground in America's Islamic State fight
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Fri, Jul 29, 2016

ASPEN -- The most important battlefields in America’s war against Islamic State terrorists may be Twitter and Facebook, experts told a crowd at the...

America's spymaster says nation shows signs of 'instability'
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jul 28, 2016

ASPEN – Two-thirds of the world’s nations show signs of internal instability and the United States could be joining the list, warned James Clapper,...

General tells Aspen conference Turkey tumult cause for worry
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jul 28, 2016

ASPEN -- Military leaders are waiting and watching to see how the failed coup in Turkey impacts America’s close ties and heavy reliance on one of its...

High Ground: A first for enlisted Air Force pilots since World War II
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

The Air Force on Thursday committed to training the first enlisted pilots to wear wings on their uniforms since World War II.

The enlisted...