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  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

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  • New Marine squadron of F-35B jets arrives in Arizona (+video)

    New Marine squadron: Marine Corps pilots are the first to fly the new F-35B, a next-generation strike fighter jet. The new squadron will replace Cold War-era aircraft such as the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier. Is the F-35B ready for combat?

  • Virginia Beach Navy jet crash: No loss of life in ‘Good Friday miracle’(+video)

    The crash of a Navy jet fighter in a residential neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Va. apparently resulted in no fatalities and few injured. Gov. Bob McDonnell calls it 'an act of divine providence.'

  • Virginia Beach Navy jet crash: what is known so far

    The Navy jet crash in Virginia Beach Friday destroyed or damaged several apartment buildings. The search for survivors continues as officials begin investigating what caused the accident.

  • US Navy jet crashes in Virginia apartment complex, no fatalities (+video)

    A US Navy fighter jet, an F/A-18D Hornet, crashed Friday afternoon into a Virginia Beach apartment complex. The pilots ejected safely. No reports of fatalities so far. The Navy jet crashed shortly after take off from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.

  • Helicopter mid-air crash kills 7 Marines in Calif. desert

    The aircraft collided in a remote portion of the Yuma Training Range Complex on the California side of the Chocolate Mountains very close to the Arizona border, Dooley said. The exact location hasn't been confirmed.

  • In Pictures Supersonic planes

    This undated artist's rendition shows the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), an unmanned, rocket-launched, maneuverable aircraft that glides through the Earth’s atmosphere at Mach 20 (approximately 13,000 miles per hour), designed by the military research group DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

  • Blue Angels flight leader relieved of command for flying too low

    Blue Angels flight leader relieved of command for flying too low

    In a highly unusual step, Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss was removed as commander of the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Flying with the Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds is highly demanding, and there have been accidents over the years.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/22

    A Black Rattlesnake, which had been rescued with other animals while being trafficked illegally, is seen inside a plastic cylinder at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City, Friday, May 20. According to Mexico's Federal Wildlife Conservation Department, at least 2,500 different animals are rescued annually in the country.

  • In Pictures Foreign forces to Libya

    The US amphibious assault ship USS Ponce sails through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt, on March 2. Egyptian officials say two US warships entered the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean, moving closer to the Libyan coast after orders from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

  • The Monitor's View Obama and offshore drilling: a crude move

    President Obama tried to make a skillful political decision by permitting some offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. But he's obscured a more important message: The US must leave oil behind.