The days are long and the videos can be boring, but Air Force members are helping to direct a war from the other side of the world. They use computers to help guide troops close to the action.
More Americans are having fun flying drones. But some hobbyists are flying drones too close to airports, buzzing tourists at national parks or spying on neighbors. Some officials are worried.
Drone use has increased dramatically over the last two years, despite federal regulations that all but ban them. Reports of drones flying within striking distance of aircraft are especially troubling.
The aerial attacks reportedly caused major damage to militant facilities, including a finance center and supply trucks in the northern part of the country.
President Obama gave the go-ahead to the U.S. military to launch airstrikes against Islamic fighters in Iraq if needed to protect civilians.
Neither side is so far willing to back down as Hamas and Israeli troops continue to battle. The U.S. secretary of state flew to Tel Aviv to talk with Israel's prime minister.
More and more people are using drones to take videos of parks, sunsets and beaches. But a lot of folks are annoyed by this, saying it violates their privacy.
Remote-controlled drones with "over-the-top technology" will be sent swirling into the eye of the storm where they will relay detailed weather information to forecasters safely on the ground.
Always looking for a new marketing tool, some real estate agents have turned to drones to uniquely photograph their listings.
An Idaho farmer built an unmanned aircraft to monitor his cows and crops of wheat, peas, barley and alfalfa. Experts say agriculture will be a big market for domestic drones.
U.S. skies will be open to drone traffic by 2015. While the FAA gets ready to conduct tests, some states are scrambling to land drone companies.
A fast breeder, the marsh mosquito is the biggest biter in the Florida Keys. A next-generation drone is being tested to see if it can find their breeding grounds in mangrove swamps.
But don't call them drones. The people who sell or use these things prefer names like unmanned aerial vehicle or remotely piloted aircraft. And they're coming to America's skies soon.
Many Air Force pilots are leaving to join commercial airlines, where the pay is better. And their families don't have to move around a lot. The Air Force is short of fighter pilots.
The U.S. Navy successfully landed an unmanned aircraft at sea on a carrier off the coast of Virginia.
For the first time, the director of the FBI admitted that the bureau used the unmanned spy planes over American soil. He also defended the NSA's controversial spying on U.S. citizens.
Scientists and engineers aim to design a drone able to withstand high winds to track tornadoes and give more warning to residents.
One American man is testing a plan that uses drones to stop rhinoceros poachers in South Africa.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday he would limit the use of drones in targeting terrorists.