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A century of the best of the U.S. Air Force (pictures)

From B-52s to B-2s to the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb that ended World War II, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has it all. CNET's Daniel Terdiman visited as part of Road Trip 2013.

32 Images July 22, 2013

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Into the wild blue yonder: US Air Force basic training (pictures)

The service trains 35,000 new recruits each year. CNET Road Trip 2014 visits Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to see what the Airman's Creed is all about.

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How Air Force One's communications are 'hardened'

The Air Force's 346th Test Squadron ensures the service's aircraft, including Air Force One, don't unintentionally leak important data. CNET Road Trip 2014 was all ears.

By June 30, 2014

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How the Air Force hardens planes against signal leakage (pictures)

At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the 24th Air Force makes sure communications on each plane the service flies are safe are safe from eavesdroppers. CNET Road Trip 2014 listened in.

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U.S. Air Force designates six cybertools as weapons

New designations should allow the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an official says.

By April 8, 2013

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US Air Force takes a look through Google Glass

The military is testing the wearable’s use for combat situations, as well as building apps that could help soldiers on the battlefield.

By April 8, 2014

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U.S. Stratcom isn't your father's Strategic Air Command

With jurisdiction from the bottom of the ocean to deep space, U.S. Strategic Command has its hands full in a very complex world. CNET Road Trip 2013 visited to better understand the mission.

By August 1, 2013

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How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance

Officially, Uncle Sam says it doesn't interfere. But behind the scenes, the feds have been trying to browbeat Internet firms into helping with surveillance demands.

By July 12, 2013

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U.S. Air Force to spend $9M on iPads for flight manual reboot

Under a new, multimillion dollar contract, the U.S. Air Force plans to replace a chunk of its printed in-flight materials with iPads.

By March 2, 2012

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Health trackers in full force at CES 2014

CNET's Bridget Carey and Scott Stein look at the many flavors of health-tracking bracelets unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show.

By January 8, 2014