A coalition airstrike destroys an ISIS-K fighting position during Afghan Commando offensive operations in Mohmand Valley, Nangarhar province on Feb. 4, 2018. (U.S. Army/Spc. Jacob Krone)

The U.S. military dropped more munitions on targets across Afghanistan in 2019 than during any other year stretching back to at least 2009, according to Air Force data.

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"The Bouncing Bettys" -- (left to right) U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Ana L. Merkel, Staff Sgt. Catharyn M. Clyde, Staff Sgt. Nicole D. Jarvis, Senior Airman Audrey M. Naputi, Airman 1st Class Ashlyn B Martin, and Airman Erin N. Brumm pose for a photo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force/ Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)

An all-women team of airmen crushed an aircraft ground crew contest at Aviano Air Base on Tuesday, and they did it in Greatest Generation style.

The "Bouncing Bettys," the first all-female team to compete in Aviano's Rapid Aircraft Generation and Employment (RAGE) competition, rocked navy blue coveralls and red polka dot bandanas in an ode to the legendary Rosie the Riveter.

"The team members wanted to represent the women that paved the way and were here before them during World War I and II, The Woman Ordnance workers," wrote Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever, a photographer with the 31st Fighter Wing who documented the competition.

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The Air Force is currently in the middle of a major precision guided munitions shortage stretching back nearly four years — and according to the service's top general, budget jousting in Congress could prove "truly damaging" to the Pentagon's ability to fix the problem.

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More than a dozen Hydra 70 2.75-inch air-to-ground rockets covering a road adjacent to the aircraft boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona (Air Force amn/nco/snco)

The Air Force is currently investigating an August incident that saw rockets outfitted with white phosphorus warheads spill out of a military vehicle onto a Tucson roadway, Task & Purpose has learned.

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(Rafael/Task & Purpose photo illustration)

Scary, Sport, Baby, and Ginger are back and ready to bomb unsuspecting targets back to the Stone Age.

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Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley J. Gee)

The first part of the Kings Bay munitions theft prosecution began to draw to a close Tuesday after three former Marines pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to their roles in the conspiracy.

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