(Facebook/MacDill Air Force Base)

In true Florida fashion, another gator crawled its way into a surprising spot. This time, onto the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base.

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This hawk got falcon punched (Air Force amn/nco/snco)

Breathe easy, red-blooded Americans: that's no bald eagle.

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National Library of Scotland

I’ve never understood rabbits as pets, but clearly, some people enjoy them.

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Wikimedia Commons

Uncle Sam wants you. You already knew that. But for a brief time, he also wanted your favorite flying Austin, Texas, mascot.

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U.S. Air Force/Sgt. Lilliana Moreno

A siren or alarm can trigger Sandra Ewing’s reflexes, making her believe she is back in Afghanistan.

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Photo via DoD

Less than a month after the September 11 terror attacks, combat controllers with the Air Force Special Tactics Squadron and Army 5th Special Forces Group’s Operational Detachment Alpha 595 were among the first U.S. troops to invade Afghanistan. Deployed from Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in neighboring Uzbekistan on October 10, the mission — codenamed Task Force Dagger — was simple: Link up with Northern Alliance fighters led by Soviet-trained former Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum ahead of the multinational push to oust the Taliban.

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