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Air Force gets new anti-gravity suit designed for female aviators

The Air Force’s anti-gravity suit is designed for an elite group of airmen and astronauts who fly at super, blood-blocking speeds. But the “G-suit” donned by Air Force aviators since going into use in 2001 was designed to fit a standard male body type, and its shortcomings have become clear with the growing number of […]

USAF C-17 pilot lands in Afghanistan without landing gear

KABUL, Afghanistan — The pilot of a U.S. C-17 cargo jet averted disaster during an emergency landing in Kandahar last week, an Afghan airport official said.