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The 96th Bomb Squadron, from the 2nd Bomb Wing, taxis down the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. June 11, 2018. The 96th Bomb Squadron aircraft flew over Étain, France, where the first U.S. combat aerial bombing took place during World War I on June 12, 1918. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydney Campbell) U.S. and French aviators remember WWI
A 96th Bomb Squadron B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base joined French Dassault Mirage 2000D fighters and a KC-135R refueling jet over Nancy-Ochey Air Base, France, June 12, to commemorate the entrance of U.S. aviators into WWI 100 years ago.
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Col. Beth Makros assumes command of the 608th Air Operations Center, during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 8, 2018. 608th Air Operations Center Change of Command
Col. Beth Makros assumes command of the 608th Air Operations Center, during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 8, 2018. The 608th AOC is part of the Joint Global Strike Operations Center and plans, directs, and assesses daily bomber operations and is part of the new Joint Global Strike Operations Center. (Air Force
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Members of U.S. Strategic Command and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron stand on the flight line at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in front of a U.S. Navy E-6B after having pulled a successful alert May 21, 2018. The entire crew worked together to ensure the U.S. was defended in the instance of a strategic attack against the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Hammes) 625th STOS Airman completes 400th alert
When Capt. Paul Bouvier arrived at the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in October 2016, he was just in time to bear witness to a transition in the mindset of the missiles field throughout the Air Force. As an Airborne Launch Control System intelligence officer and strike planner at the 625th STOS, one of
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The Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle in the WWII Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This aircraft will be placed on permanent public display on May 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo) Preview B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit online on May 16
Those who can’t wait to see the new B-17F Memphis Belle™ exhibit in person on May 17 will be able to get a sneak-peak of the exhibit as it is unveiled to the family members of the Memphis Belle crew and invited dignitaries for the first time during a private event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Viewers may tune
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Crew Chiefs key to B-1 mission Crew Chiefs key to B-1 mission
It is 4:30 a.m. on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Coveralls replace the Airman battle uniform he wore on his drive to work. He doesn’t clock in because he has no set schedule. He comes in any time his aircraft requires his expertise. Before the sun rises, a crew chief’s oil-covered hands already match the darkness of the sky. A
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(Photo by Joe Harlick) Historic 91st Bombardment Group Aircraft Exhibit Online
DAYTON, Ohio-- Those who can't wait to see the new B-17F Memphis Belle exhibit in person on May 17 will be able to get a sneak-peak of the exhibit as it is unveiled to the family members of the Memphis Belle crew and invited dignitaries for the first time during a private event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. 
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U.S. forces intergrate with Australian during EAC at RAAF base Darwin B-52 train alongside RAAF in Northern Territory, Australia
A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber participated in a bilateral training mission as part of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) exercise ARNHEM THUNDER, May 10, 2018.
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Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, center left, and Col. Ken Eaves, the 131st Bomb Wing commander, display the Omaha Trophy at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 8, 2018. The award was awarded to Team Whiteman by U.S. Strategic Command and the Strategic Command Council for executing the best Strategic Bomber Operations of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) STRATCOM Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to 509th, 131st Bomb Wings
U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), awarded the Omaha Trophy to the men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, May 8.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force directs one-day operational safety review
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
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