One Of Our Readers Is Flying Apaches In Afghanistan And Really Knows How To Use A Camera

Bobby Triantos loves flying and driving. One he does for a living, currently over the embattled skies of Afghanistan, the other he does for pleasure. His work ride is the deadliest attack helicopter on the planet; the other is an icon for Porsche lovers, a 1973 911 Carrera. Luckily for us, he takes great photos and…

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Pioneering Lesbian Air Force Officer Adrianna Vorderbruggen Among 6 Killed In Afghanistan Attack 

On Monday, the American public got a stark reminder that the war in Afghanistan really isn’t over, following a deadly suicide bombing at Bagram Air Base. The U.S. deaths included Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen, an openly gay officer who spent years trying to repeal the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

F-16 Takes Battle Damage From Small Arms Fire Over Afghanistan

A U.S. Air Force F-16 was struck by ground fire causing damage to one of its horizonal stabilizers during a mission over Afghanistan last Tuesday, according to reports released today. The stricken jet returned to base to make an emergency landing after dropping its external fuel tanks and its air-to-ground munitions…

C-130 Crashes At Jalalabad Air Base In Eastern Afghanistan, Killing 11

A C-130 Super Hercules crashed shortly after midnight at Jalalabad Air Base which is located about 80 miles east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On-board were six military crew members and five civilian passengers, all of whom lost their lives. The passengers were all working with NATO’s mission in the country.

Drones In Afghanistan Have The Most Advanced Aerial Surveillance Ever

The huge pods slung under this USAF MQ-9 Reaper represent the most game-changing aerial surveillance technology of at least the last decade. Known as Gorgon Stare Increment II, it features two massive sensor balls packing 368 cameras, and is one of the most advanced forms of Wide Area Aerial Surveillance to date.

The Amazing OV-10 Bronco Was Never Allowed To Meet Its Full Potential

The OV-10 Bronco was a flying and fighting do-all sport utility vehicle. It could loiter for hours, direct fire onto the enemy, pack paratroopers and cargo, or attack with its own weapons. Many think it was retired right when it could have become most useful and that it would have been the perfect light air support

The Amazing Story Of The Green Beret Who Fought The Taliban His Way

Love, booze, pills, thawbs and lots of firepower: This is how one of America's most effective soldiers took the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan, and as a result the rigid Army bureaucracy took him down. Part Commando, part Lawrence Of Arabia, the story of Green Beret Jim Gant is one of incredible bravery, and one of…

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