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Then Lt. Col. John Martin, commander of the 28th Operations Group, talks with retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, one of the original Doolittle Raiders during a special event at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, April 19, 2013. Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of two of the original squadrons that participated in the historic raid - the 34th Bomb Squadron and 37th Bomb Squadron - Martin noted the Doolittle Raid is the cornerstones of our bomberheritage. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie) Honoring a legacy of 100 years
Bringing the past to the present, honoring 100 years of heritage, the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons and associated Aircraft Maintenance Units have always played a significant role in the nation’s defense - a heritage stemming from World War I that has only strengthened over time.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Benson, 7th Bomb Wing commander, addresses Team Dyess during his final commander’s call at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 5, 2017. He highlighted Team Dyess' accomplishments and thanked them for being great wingmen and teammates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kedesha Pennant)
 
Col. Benson praises Team Dyess during final CC calls
Col. David Benson, 7th Bomb Wing commander, held his final series of commander’s calls at the Base Theater, June 5. Benson will be retiring from the Air Force after more than 24 years of honorable service. “I’ve been to 28 countries around the world as an Air Force Airman, and only the U.S. provides that opportunity,” Benson said. The commander
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The former 8th Air Force Museum officially changed its name to the Barksdale Global Power Museum in October 2012, allowing the museum to focus more on the broader global strike mission. The museum recently completed a nearly three-year renovation project, giving the galleries an updated look and new displays. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Barksdale Global Power Museum: more than just history
Step back in time, experience an exciting journey through the past and discover the dynamic history of strategic bombardment at the home of the 2nd Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, waits out a storm while conducting pre-flight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)  B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017
Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
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(From left to right) Master Sgt. Aaron Lesher, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Master Sgt. Troy Dubois, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Master Sgt. James Pruitt, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, Lisa Hietpas, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Martin, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, are all first sergeants from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., who deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, at the same time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) From the Swamp to the Mountains: Barksdale first sergeants deploy in force in support of Bagram Airmen
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Five first sergeants from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to support the Airmen of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.While units deploy together all the time, it is unusual for five first sergeants, from the same base, to deploy all at once and to the same
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Calvin Kunkel, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, marshals a B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 1, 2017. Approximately 800 Striker Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command are participating in joint and combined exercises in the European theatre with 14 allied and partner nations enhancing the Air Force’s interoperability and resiliency with allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre
– B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
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Default Air Force Logo Bombers Return to Europe for Exercises with NATO Allies and Partners
B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and 800 Airmen, deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, to support various exercises throughout Europe this June.
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A B-2 Spirit performs a flyover during the Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., May 27, 2017. The airshow featured various aircraft representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, including ground personnel to educate the public and airshow attendees about their respective branch’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) Bombers in Miami
The presence of U.S. Air Force bombers could be heard and seen across the clear skies of Miami Beach May 27-28.
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Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, meets Delayed Entry Program Air Force recruits during the Memorial Day weekend National Salute to America’s Heroes Miami Air and Sea Show at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-Locka, Fla., May 26, 2017. Department of Defense service members, DEP family members, and guests witnessed approximately 97 Air Force recruits took the Oath of Enlistment, along with Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard recruits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) U.S. Armed Forces in Miami for Memorial Day tribute
Whether gazing out the window of a 5-star hotel along the Miami Beach front, or walking barefoot in the sand, the combined efforts of U.S. Armed Forces can be seen for miles along the Miami Beach shores over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28.
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Default Air Force Logo 8 AF commander’s Memorial Day message to bomber Airmen
Bomber Airmen, This year marks the 150th observance of Memorial Day. On Monday, American flags around the world will be lowered to half-staff in honor of over 1 million servicemen and women who laid down their lives in service to our nation. It is our duty as Americans, living free, to remember and honor those who gave all in defense of that freedom.
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