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Back in May, the US Air Force announced that they had received over 4,600 entries in their crowdsourced naming contest for the new B-21 bomber. The announcement even said that they'd narrowed it down to 15 finalists. So, naturally, I did what any weirdo blogger does: I filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see the list. Today I got a letter from the US Air Force officially denying my request.

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When you got one of the biggest guns in the world, you can't just pop in a new magazine and start firing again. Well, you can but the new magazine is ginormous and requires multiple Air Force guys to get the gun reloaded. It takes time to get giant bullets on board. Here's the interesting process on how the largest combat jet gun gets reloaded.

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This image looks almost comically serene — and that might in fact be the whole point. This is a security forces Airman shortly after being plunged into a pool as part of his Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course.