Captain Zoe M. Kotnik is the first female Commander and Pilot of the United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, assigned to the 20th Operations Group, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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The first female commander of the U.S. Air Force's Viper demonstration team has been relieved of command after only a couple of weeks on the job.

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U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

The Pentagon identified the seven airmen killed when their HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq, near the Syrian border.

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Photo Illustration/Randy Martin

Throughout its history as an independent service, The Air Force has required its aircraft to be piloted by commissioned officers — until now.

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Photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston

After nearly a year on the Joint Staff, I finally feel comfortable in my job. It took longer than I thought. The transition from tactical to strategic is quite the leap. Truth be told, it’s a chasm. The Pentagon can be a daunting place for Army majors. You are the junior officer in every room. Everyone is more experienced and senior to you. However, the experience is a great opportunity, not simply a difficult challenge to overcome. Here are the 12 biggest takeaways from my experience on how military members can thrive in a Pentagon post.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse

I knew that one day I would want to have children. I babysat my nieces and nephews frequently and I have always found such joy in being with children. So even before I served in the U.S. Army, I knew I wanted to be a mom as well as something more than a soldier.

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