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Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz, speaks during a rally for President Trump in October. In response to her appointment, McSally said she was "humbled" and looked forward to working with Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, her former opponent. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Hill surveys the damage within his living room at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael hit Florida last week. Kelly Walker/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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Vice President Pence announces the Trump Administration's plan to create the U.S. Space Force by 2020 during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Air Force currently oversees many of the military's space activities, such as the experimental X-37B spacecraft. Michael Stonecypher/USAF hide caption

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Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

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Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. was formally declared a deserter by the Air Force on Dec. 9, 1983. He was apprehended June 6, 2018, by Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agents and is awaiting pretrial confinement at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force hide caption

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Lt. Col. Bryan (Bree) Fram marches in DC Pride Parade on June 10, 2017. Nic Maloney/Courtesy of B. Fram hide caption

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Transgender Air Force Officer On Trump's Ban And Supportive Fellow Troops

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Helen Grace James holds images from her time in the Air Force. "The military was something I thought was really important," she told The Washington Post. Legal Aid at Work hide caption

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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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A U.S. Air Force B-1B "Lancer" bomber flying with F-35B fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-15K fighter jets during a training at the Pilsung Firing Range in South Korea in September. Handout/South Korean Defense Ministry vi hide caption

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Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered cadets, staff and others to urge them to have moral courage and protect their institution from racism. A video of the speech was released by the school. U.S. Air Force Academy hide caption

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley wrote, "The Army doesn't tolerate racism, extremism, or hatred in our ranks. It's against our Values and everything we've stood for since 1775." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A pair of Chinese SU-30 fighter jets, like those pictured right, intercepted a U.S. Air Force WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, like the one pictured left, on Wednesday over the East China Sea. AP hide caption

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A pilot prepares to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from a ground control station earlier this year. The Air Force is moving to treat psychological stress faced by remote pilots and analysts a little more like the effects of traditional warfare. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real

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For months, Security, Colo., resident Brenda Piontkowski has regularly visited this vending station to collect drinking water for her family. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Chemicals In Drinking Water Prompt Inspections Of U.S. Military Bases

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An Afghan commando stands on the tarmac, wearing night vision gear. The elite commandos are about to fly into an area controlled by Taliban fighters. Their mission: to sweep a village for Taliban fighters. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Under U.S. Air Cover, Afghan Commandos Chase The Elusive Taliban

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