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JFCC-GS inactivation ceremony at Offutt AFB, Neb., Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command reaches first milestone in command restructure
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) inactivated its Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike (JFCC GS) as part of the command’s restructure of its components to build a coherent and streamlined warfighting structure. The move will enhance integration throughout the deterrence enterprise and match the organizational structure of other
0 10/03
2017
Forest R. McDonald, son of Ola “Millie” Rexroat, and Col. John Edwards, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, unveil the plaque honoring Rexroat during a building dedication at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Oct. 2, 2017. While serving as a WASP, Rexroat towed targets behind a T-6 Texan for air-to-air gunnery and ground-to-air anti-aircraft practice for male pilots. She also transported personnel and cargo. After the WASPS disbanded, Rexroat served another ten years in the Air Force Reserves as an air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) Ellsworth Airfield Ops building renamed in honor of fallen WASP
During a ceremony, the Ellsworth Airfield Operations Building was renamed the “Millie Rexroat Building,” on Oct. 2, 2017. The 28th Bomb Wing dedicated the airfield operations building to Ola “Millie” Rexroat, so her legacy can live on and be remembered by all who walk through the building.
0 10/02
2017
From left to right, The Honorable Kenneth P. Rapuano, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, Bob Cronan, the flight chief of readiness and emergency management, and Master Sgt. Timothy Bricker, the superintendent of the emergent readiness flight, both assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Mr. Robert G. Salesses, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland take a group photo during an award ceremony in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2017. Recognized for their efforts and cooperation, the Airmen of emergency management, explosive ordnance disposal and the fire department worked together to achieve and exceed the national preparedness goal, resiliency throughout the nation. (U.S. Air Courtesy Photo) 28th CES receives DoD award for national preparedness
The 28th Civil Engineer Squadron was one of four organizations to receive the prestigious Department of Defense 2016 National Preparedness Award Sept. 21, 2017.
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2017
K-9 Airman gone but not forgotten K-9 Airman gone but not forgotten
A tearful goodbye became a celebration of life for one of Barksdale’s former security forces K-9’s. Retired military working dog, Febe, was given full military honors after being euthanized for having terminal prostate and bladder cancer.
0 9/27
2017
Link 16: keeping aircraft connected Link 16: keeping aircraft connected
Beginning March 2013, Dyess Air Force Base B-1B Lancers began undergoing upgrades to Sustainment-Block 16, or SB-16. The upgrade, finished in 2016, included significant upgrades to the B-1 such as the navigation, radar and diagnostic systems. It also included an upgrade to the communication systems, called Link 16.“Simply put, Link 16 supports the
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2017
Ola "Millie" Rexroat 28th Bomb Wing dedicates airfield operations building in honor of Ola 'Millie' Rexroat
The 28th Bomb Wing will dedicate the Airfield Operations Building in honor of the late Ola "Millie" Rexroat during a memorialization ceremony at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Oct. 2, 2017, at 9 a.m.A plaque with Rextroat’s laser-engraved photo and contributions will be placed on the wall, in the building’s main lobby. Rexroat was a member
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2017
Suicide Prevention Month: New Mental Health Yearly Assessment Suicide Prevention Month: new mental health yearly assessment
Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.
0 9/27
2017
Airman Goes Above and Beyond Airman goes above and beyond
An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operations Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team.
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2017
Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the U.S. Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.”Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his
0 9/26
2017
Eighth Air Force WWII 467th Bombardment Group reunion Bomber Airmen, past and present, unite
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, greets U.S. Army Air Forces 467th Bombardment Group veteran Will Noden, during an Eighth Air Force WWII 467th BG reunion in Arlington, Va., Sept. 17, 2017. Noden was a former navigator on a B-24 crew, and a member of one of the initial 40 heavy bomb groups of Eighth Air Force.
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