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The US military is practicing fending off enemy bombers threatening the homeland with fighters and aircraft carriers in a major exercise

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US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford
The US military is conducting a large-scale exercise to test its ability to fend off enemy bomber aircraft threatening the homeland.
Four US combatant commands and NORAD are coming together for the first time for this exercise, during which fighters supported by aerial refueling tankers will protect US airspace from approaching bombers.
"The high-end training we are conducting enables integration between strategic-level organizations who all play a significant role in the most important mission for our nation - defending our homeland...
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Watch an F-35 nearly plummet into the ocean during a test launch from an aircraft carrier

Watch an F-35 nearly plummet into the ocean during a test launch from an aircraft carrier

1 month ago   |   By

US Navy/MCS 3rd Class Timothy M. Ahearn
Video shared on Instagram shows a hair-raising test of the carrier-variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
One of the stealth jets can be seen launching from a carrier and taking a dramatic dip toward the ocean in what was likely a test to see the minimum power needed to take off.
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