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Peek Inside Skynet’s 50-Year-Old Blast-Proof Atomic Bunker

Fifty years have passed since the Cheyenne Mountain Complex went fully operational. Now, the US Air Force has given us a chance to look inside the legendary military installation made famous by the Terminator series.

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Attila Nagy

March 24th

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This Is How the Largest U.S. Military Airplane Gets Stripped Down

You need a large room to strip and reassemble an airplane—especially when it’s the biggest one in your fleet. In this panoramic photo you can see a half assembled Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy during a major inspection at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Attila Nagy

December 11th

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This Is How the Largest U.S. Military Airplane Gets Stripped Down

You need a large room to strip and reassemble an airplane—especially when it’s the biggest one in your fleet. In this panoramic photo you can see a half assembled Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy during a major inspection at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

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Attila Nagy

December 11th

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See The First Female F-35 Pilot Begin Her Training

Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, just completed a training flight as the US’s first female F-35 pilot. Here are photos of her in an F-35A, a fifth-generation single-seat fighter.

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Attila Nagy

May 7th

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It is almost unbelievable that the B-2B is more than 25 years old–they still look like they’re from

It is almost unbelievable that the B-2B is more than 25 years old—they still look like they’re from the future. In this photo, a B-2B is refueled by a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base on April 11th. [Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly/U.S. Air Force]

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Attila Nagy

April 23rd

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Photo of US Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds flying perfectly into the sky 

I love this spectacular picture of the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in perfect unison into the sky because the trail they leave behind look like the fingers of a cloud monster giving the jets a boost into the air. And because they're above the clouds, it almost looks like they're flying on a Hoth-like different planet.

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Casey Chan

April 1st

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The USAF Thunderbirds in a perfect formation

If this hadn't been published by the US Air Force, I would think it's a fake and those F-16s from their Thunderbird exhibition team weren't real but cloned and perfectly aligned in Photoshop to form a delta formation. It was shot at the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight for the Daytona 500 February 21, 2015.

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Jesus Diaz

March 4th

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This Globemaster Is Getting Angry Because It’s Hungry for Cargo

This lovely night shot shows the abdomen of the second largest military transport aircraft made in the United States. I can almost hear the C-17 Globemaster moaning—"I'm hungry!"—but what's actually going on in this photo?

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Attila Nagy

February 11th

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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.

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October 17th

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Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Almost 2 Years In Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's top secret X-37B Space Plane made a not-so-secret return to Earth this morning, landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after an impressive 674 days in orbit.

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October 17th

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