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President Donald Trump’s motorcade pulls away from Air Force One on the flight line of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017.<br>Ned T. Johnston/U.S. Air Force

Air Force responds to concerns from Trump over Air Force One costs

Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, who recently was selected for promotion to a second star, will be in charge of replacing the current fleet of two Air Force One Boeing 747s with a newer version of the jumbo jet, officials said.

Media personality Alex Jones backs off 'Pizzagate' claims

Alex Jones, the conspiracy-loving media personality, apologized Friday for his role in promoting "Pizzagate," the baseless viral story that a Washington pizza restaurant was the locale of a child sex-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman, John Podesta.


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Retired AF pilot's rocket-shooting skills celebrated in surprise event

Even though he was the winner of an inaugural Air Force competition, Vietnam veteran Clarence Lewis never personally got a trophy. The retired military colonel beat out 15 other pilots in 1954 to snag bragging rights in the first-ever William Tell competition, which tested pilots on how accurately they could shoot rockets at a towed target.






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US troops to stay in Libya to monitor Islamic State, AFRICOM chief says

Fewer than 200 Islamic State fighters remain in Libya but pose enough of a threat that the United States intends to retain a small special operations force in the troubled nation indefinitely, the U.S. Africa Command chief said Friday.



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