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Dorm 276 is boarded up while it’s in the process of being remodeled at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May. 5, 2017. The Remodel is scheduled for complete in July, 2017. Airmen’s dormitory undergoes remodel
Dorm 276 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. has undergone remodeling since July 2016 and is scheduled for completion in July 2017. The goal of the project is to improve the living standards of the Airmen living in dormitories.
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A B-1B assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 17, 2017. Eager Lion is an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships between the U.S., Jordan and other international partners. This year's iteration, which began May 7 and is scheduled to end May 18, is comprised of about 7,200 military personnel from more than 20 nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin/Released)

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. bombers demonstrate global strike capability during Exercise Eager Lion
Annual event is one of the largest in the Middle East region
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Lt. Col. Randy Schwinler, the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, holds 1st Lt. Buffe Stratofortress Grey, the 5th AMXS mascot, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 3, 2017. Buffe was found at a privately owned animal rescue shelter in Minot N.D., which several 5th AMXS Airmen volunteered on Oct. 14, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara Fales) My Lt. is a cat
1st Lt. Buffe (buh-fee) Stratofortress Grey, the 5th AMXS mascot, is more than just a cat. She assists Airmen by improving their overall mental and social fitness.
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The General Doolittle Hall plaque is hung in the Headquarters Eighth Air Force building foyer on May 5, 2017. During a series of Eighth Air Force 75th anniversary events, the building was officially dedicated to Doolittle earlier in the year on Feb. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) HQ 8 AF dedicated to WWII leader
Upon the mention of his name, this former Eighth Air Force commander is best remembered for his heroic actions while leading an air combat mission on Tokyo, April 18, 1942, historically known as the Doolittle Raid.
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Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group superintendent, and his family pose in front of a KC-10 Extender.  (Courtesy Photo) The last B-52 gunner
The Air Force’s last B-52 Stratofortress (BUFF) aerial defensive gunner will retire here Friday May 12, 2017, marking the end of an era. Twenty-five years after his first career field was retired, Chief Master Sgt. Rob Wellbaum, 15th Operations Group superintendent, will end his 30-year career as the last former defense aerial gunners, Air Force
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2d Bomb Wing shield (Courtesy graphic) DOD Announces 2017 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence Winners
Team Barksdale officially won the 2017 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence for the Air Force May 8, 2017.
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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) 625th STOS conducts first airborne ICBM launch since 8 AF realignment
A scheduled Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was launched by two key turns initiated from the Airborne Launch Control System, or ALCS, on-board a Navy E-6B Mercury jet, April 26. The airborne flight test was the first for the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron since its realignment under Eighth Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) Glory Trip 220: an aircrew’s perspective
A joint team comprised of U.S. Air Force missileers and U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircrew successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile above the Pacific Ocean April 26, 2017.
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2017
Barksdale’s senior leadership greet Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon arrival at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 1, 2017. Selva’s visit to Barksdale was part of a nuclear enterprise immersion tour where he spent the afternoon with Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, 8th Air Force and 2nd Bomb Wing. Barksdale’s senior leaders discussed with Selva the role Barksdale plays in the U.S. deterrence mission and recent accomplishments of units at Barksdale and within Global Strike. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) VCJCS Barksdale Tour: Gen. Selva meets Airmen behind U.S. Nuclear Enterprise

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Retired Tech. Sgt. John Carpenter, Eighth Air Force World War II veteran, center, stands during the singing of the national anthem during a Mighty Eighth Heritage 8K held at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 26, 2017. Approximately 100 Airmen and their family members ran in honor of Eighth Air Force veterans as a way of recognizing and remembering the services and sacrifices they made for their country. The run served as one of the many events held in commemoration of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) Veterans, Airmen celebrate 75 years of 8 AF heritage
On the morning of April 26, some of the very souls who survived numerous life-threatening operations to tell their stories, and made Eighth Air Force what it is today, met current Eighth Air Force Airmen at the Barksdale Global Power Museum Airpark.
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