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‘Jingle Bells’ was the first song performed in space because 2 military pilots pranked NASA
In space, everyone can hear your Christmas carols
Everyone should be jealous of this Air Force pilot skateboarding down the flight line
“I’m not even mad, that’s a flex."
The Air Force is testing a new device that will make peeing less dangerous for fighter pilots
"There have actually been times when I was unstrapped and unzipped and I get a radio call to respond to a ‘troops in contact.'"
Air Force opens door for select few from the enlisted ranks to become officers
"Our concern with that memo is making sure we’re taking care of our people."
This might replace the hot, uncomfortable helmet Air Force pilots have worn since the 1980s
"Finally we have a modern helmet to go with these modern fighters."
‘A vessel of hope’ — Air Force C-17 crews exhausted but proud after largest airlift in US military history
“Many see it as just a cargo aircraft. To me, it was always a vessel of hope."
‘This is what we live for’ — Air Force C-17 crews jump at the chance to help others in Afghan airlift
“Usually when something goes wrong, there’ll be a C-17 flying there."
An F-35 pilot’s helmet costs more than a Ferrari and takes two days to get fitted
“Small things such as a new haircut or a couple of pounds gained could cause the helmet to not fit correctly."
New Air Force recruiting pitch: It doesn’t matter what you look like, just that you can kick enemy ass
“You don’t know who I am—whether I’m African American, Asian American, Hispanic, White, male or female. You just know I’m an American airman, kicking your butt.”
Why Portugal paints F-16s to look like tigers
We are the tigers, mighty mighty tigers!
Why America’s first bomber was called ‘the flaming coffin’
American airpower had to start somewhere
Badass Air Force pilot recognized for belly-landing an A-10 with canopy ripped off
“I guess I was nervous the whole time, but I didn’t have time to think about being nervous."
These stuffed animals have way more flight hours than you
"The saying was ‘trust Shakira, her hips don’t lie, she’ll get you rounds on target.’”
‘PIKLRICK’: We salute the Air Force pilot who flew with a ‘Rick and Morty’ callsign
Show me a better role model for America's favorite Air Force.
This Army pilot can teach you how to hover in a helicopter in just 54 seconds
"Hovering a helicopter is very similar to standing up in a hammock while trying to rub your belly and pat your head at the same time."
Military pilots, show us the lucky charms you fly with! (we know you’re out there!)
Warm fuzzy feelings!
‘I bet it never smells like farts in there’ — How a C-17 pilot flies Secret Service agents around the world
I bet from the ground it looks like the U.S. government totally has their shit together.
An F-35 pilot reveals why good fighter pilots never skip leg day
"I didn’t realize the importance of physical fitness for fighting G-LOC."