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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $696 billion defense authorization bill July 14, going beyond what the Trump administration asked for, targeting improved military readiness, buying more ships and planes, and failing to authorize a new round of future base closures.

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After years of shrinking almost everything — from the size of its fleet of airplanes and fighter squadrons to its active-duty forces — the Air Force is looking to expand to meet the increasingly dire threats around the globe, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said in an exclusive interview with the Dayton Daily News.

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First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force could potentially fly the aging F-15 Eagle into the 2040s, according to a top Air Force official in charge of fighters and bombers.

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A multi-billion dollar next-generation aerial tanker program managed at Wright-Patterson has completed mid-air refueling tests and awaits the Pentagon’s approval to buy the first batch of aircraft, according to the Air Force.

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