Months after a Syrian Su-22 was shot down by a Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet over Syria, a detailed account of the dogfight — the first U.S. air-to-air kill since 1999 — has come to light, reports The War Zone.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward

A spokesman for the military coalition against ISIS hinted today that the U.S. is still in touch with Russian forces operating in the same space, days after Russia cut off those communications amid rising tensions.

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Department of Defense photos via Wikimedia Commons/Photo illustration by Matt Battaglia.

On April 7, 1943, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine fighter ace James E. Swett shot down 7 Japanese bombers, taking out four all on his own after he became separated from his wingmen.

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U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Narina Reynoso

It used to be that if you wanted to enter politics, military service was virtually a prerequisite. And though the last three presidents have little or no military backgrounds, American history was largely written by commanders in chief who made their name in uniform.

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