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Senior Airman Brian Sanchez, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, inspects munitions before they are loaded into a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19, 2017. The training muntions were loaded into an aircraft by the 5th AMXS Global Strike Challenge team during their bomb-loading competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) GSC 17: 5 AMXS loads bombs
The 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Global Strike Challenge team participated in a bomb-loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19-20, 2017. The four-member team was evaluated and scored based on their speed, precision and bomb-loading expertise. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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This photo story series highlights the variety of jobs performed by the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron. Though 7 CES jobs are often underappreciated, they all play a vital and critical role in accomplishing 7th Bomb Wing and Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Airman 1st Class Katherine Miller) Tough Jobs with the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron: Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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A C-130 Super Hercules prepares to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Combat Raider near Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 28, 2017. The exercise consisted of 22 aircraft from eight military units providing over 100 service members with realistic training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) 8 military units integrate, communicate in large force exercise
The 28th Bomb Wing hosted Combat Raider 17-3, a large force exercise executed over the Powder River Training Complex June 26-30, 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Daniel Vehslage, 54th Helicopter Squadron special missions aviator, secures a flotation device during underwater egress survival training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 22, 2017. During the training, the 54th HS Airmen learned how to escape a simulated helicopter crash and properly use common rescue devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) 54th HS Airmen go off deep end
Members of the 54th Helicopter Squadron participated in underwater egress survival training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The training encompassed the usage of a shallow water egress trainer and helicopter emergency egress device operations.
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Resolute Support June 6, 2017. The 340th EARS, part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel for U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a persistent 24/7 presence in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) 
Sortie streak launches 23rd BS into the next 100 years
Carrying out vital missions for over 100 years, the 23rd Bomb Squadron and the associated aircraft maintenance units continue to play a critical role in delivering combat airpower.
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The 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron memorial bench sits on the grounds at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Box Elder, S.D., June 24, 2017. The memorial includes an American flag flying in the background with an image of an EC-135 aircraft flying over Mount Rushmore at the center; an image of two EC-135s conducting in-flight refueling to the right; and the squadron patch on the left. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hailey Staker) 25th anniversary of 4th ACCS deactivation memorialized with bench dedication
More than 50 members of the 4th Airborne Command Control Squadron held an anniversary reunion and memorial dedication at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum June 24. A granite bench designed by the reunion coordinator was a key part of the reunion, making the 25th anniversary of the unit’s deactivation. According to designer Mary Hillman the
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U.S. and NATO military members raise their countries’ flags during the opening ceremony for exercise Saber Strike 17 at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 3, 2017. 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries participated in the exercise from May 28 to June 24 throughout the Baltics and Poland. Saber Strike 17 promotes regional stability and security, while strengthening partner capabilities and fostering trust. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17
11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries prepare to wrap up exercise Saber Strike 17.The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland from May 28, and will conclude tomorrow, June 24.
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Established as the 28th Aero Squadron on June 22, 1917, the 28th BS is the largest bomb squadron in the U.S. Air Force and the largest flying squadron in Air Force Global Strike Command. June 22, 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 28th Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (Courtesy photo) The 28th Bomb Squadron celebrates 100 years
June 22, 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 28th Bomb Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.Established as the 28th Aero Squadron on June 22, 1917, the 28th BS is the largest bomb squadron in the U.S. Air Force and the largest flying squadron in Air Force Global Strike Command. Its primary mission is to provide all B-1B Lancer initial
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Benson (left), 7th Bomb Wing commander, presents the Air Force Global Strike Command Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award to Senior Master Sgt. Mark Truman (right), 7th Bomb Wing Judge Advocate legal office superintendent, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 15, 2017. Nine individuals and programs were recognized at the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command levels for the year of 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland) Air Force Global Strike Command 2016 award winners
Nine individuals and programs were recognized at the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command levels at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 15, 2017. 7th Component Maintenance Squadron: 2016 Air Force International Affairs Excellence Award – Lt. Col. Jake Elsass 7th Bomb Wing Judge Advocate: AFGSC Outstanding Paralegal Airman of the Year,
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A B-52H Stratofortress arrives at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 1, 2017. Three B-52s from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operated out of RAF Fairford in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17. The responsibility to deter a strategic attack against the U.S. and its allies is U.S. Strategic Command’s fundamental mission. These missions validate the readiness and capability of its bomber forces, which is a critical component of the safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force that USSTRATCOM provides the nation and its allies. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford
Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
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