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Maj. Gen. Ferdinand Stoss III, the Director of Operations and Communications for Air Force Global Strike Command, attends a step brief in preparation for his flight in a B-1 bomber at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 12, 2017. Stoss flew a B-1 training mission to get firsthand experience in the aircraft, one of the many platforms he provides oversight for. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) AFGSC Director of Operations visits Ellsworth
The Director of Operations and Communications for Air Force Global Strike Command visited the base July 11 - 14, to experience the might of the B-1 bomber and learn more about the vital mission being accomplished at the world’s largest B-1 combat wing. During his visit, Maj. Gen. Ferdinand Stoss III – who provides policy and guidance, and advocates
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A frame from a video shows the PDU-5/B leaflet bomb activating and dispersing the leaflets. (U.S. Air Force image) B-52 testers complete leaflet bomb drops
An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets.   In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.   Testers from the 419th Flight Test
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The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boyz fill concrete into an emptied slab at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 18, 2017. The Airmen fixed five slabs of concrete, a project totaling $170,000 and two months of work. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Civil Engineer Squadron Fixes Flightline
Barksdale Air Force Base has had the same airfield concrete for over 35 years, but concrete does not last forever. It starts to deteriorate with water flow and heavy weight, two things Barksdale has in abundance. Louisiana faces heavy seasonal rains and one B-52 Stratofortress can weigh anywhere between 185,000 and 488,000 pounds as it taxis down the flightline.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sits on the runway at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam July 18, 2017. The Lancer departed Guam to conduct bilateral training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) for Talisman Saber 17. The flights were also flown as part of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission in order to enhance combined interoperability with Australian counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail) U.S. Air Force bombers integrate with Royal Australian Air Force JTACs at Talisman Saber 17
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two separate integration training missions with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) as part of Exercise Talisman Saber 17 at Shoalwater Field Training Area, Australia, July 17 and July 19.
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Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, coins a 5th Security Forces Squadron Airman at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, weapons loading dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and parachute shop. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) 8AF CCC visits Minot
Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 10-11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, phase maintenance dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and parachute shop. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman
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An FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician instructs 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen while preparing explosives during a National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 12, 2017. The joint training exercise provides an opportunity for several agencies to work together, strengthening their interoperability and readiness in case of a real-world emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) FBI trains with Ellsworth EOD Airmen
Special Agents from the FBI trained with 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen and other law enforcement agencies during a National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 11 to 13. The FBI-led, joint exercise focused on homemade explosives, or HMEs, and instructing bomb
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A 5th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control Airman watches the flight line at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 20, 2017. During any in-flight emergency, it’s an air traffic controller’s responsibility to get the aircraft safely on the ground by clearing the airspace, communicating with the aircrew and ensuring emergency personnel are prepared to meet the aircraft when it lands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) Air Traffic Control: Eyes in the Sky
“When I was first notified of the emergency, it was an, ‘Are you serious?’ moment. I couldn’t believe it,” said Staff Sgt. Wolfgang Jubell, 5th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller. “We immediately notified the Fire Department, Air Field Management, hospital and other base agencies with all the information on the aircraft. There was
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to conduct a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets, July 7. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory action by North Korea, including a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo) U.S. B-1B bomber flights demonstrate ironclad commitment to South Korea, Japan
As part of the continuing demonstration of the ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies against the growing threat from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets, July 7.
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Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron flatten concrete for a sidewalk at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 29, 2017. CE Airmen use various equipment when remodeling the sidewalk, from fresno trowels to curing compounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) 5th CES Dirt Boys lay foundation
Members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron continued Minot Air Force Base improvements through the construction and installation of new sidewalks. The 5th CES “Dirt Boys” perform maintenance and construction around various parts of the base, including sidewalks, stop signs and roads.
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Belle, a dog rescued by Master Sgt. Christian Bird, 5th Communications Squadron cable maintenance and cyber transport systems section chief, and Tech. Sgt. Shelby Bird, 5th Bomb Wing self-assessment program manager, lays in a field where she was found in Sumter, S.C., April 1, 2012. In her honor, the Birds started For Belle’s Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation, an animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and pet watching service. (Courtesy photo) For Belle’s Sake: military couple runs animal shelter
A luscious green meadow sits beside a small highway in Sumter, South Carolina, April 1, 2012, broken only by a single crossroad.
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