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Default Air Force Logo ‘Mighty Deuce’ shows capability during Falcon Air Meet Exercise
Aircrews from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew a 36-hour sortie across the world to put bombs on targets in Jordan for a demonstration during Exercise Falcon Air Meet at Azraq Royal Jordanian Air Base Oct. 31.The two-week exercise brought together service members from multiple nations to share doctrine and procedures as well as strengthen relationships and
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2010 Global Strike Challenge Logo 'Best of the Best' Bomber and Missile Wings earn top honors in competition
Air Force Global Strike Command officials announced the overall winners of the first Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 17. With the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. Erin Conaton, and commanders of two major commands looking on, the revelers capped the months-long bomber, missile and security forces competition with trophy presentations honoring
0 11/19
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -Senior Airman Benjamin Seegraves, 509th Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance technician, removes the more technical pieces of the Air Force Global Strike Command patch stencil that replaced the Air Combat Command patch, Jan. 25, 2010. On Feb. 1, 2010, Whiteman AFB and its arsenal of 20 B-2 bombers will change commands from ACC to AFGSC. The mission of AFGSC is to "develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations -- safe -- secure -- credible to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) (Released) Air Force command brings focus to nuclear enterprise
Over the past 15 months, Air Force officials have built from scratch a model new command that will sustain and modernize U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile wings and the nuclear-capable bomber fleet, said the general who leads the new command."Some people have likened that to trying to build an airplane while actually having to fly it," Lt.
0 11/10
2010
Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is notified of his inductment into the USSTRATCOM Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield Nov 4, 2010. (Photo by Steve Cunningham) Chilton named as command’s first Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield inductee
In an emotional ceremony, Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of United States Strategic Command, learned today he has been selected to be the command's first inductee of the Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield.The surprise notification was made in front of a small joint-service gathering of the Command's enlisted members as the general arrived
0 11/05
2010
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Members of the 2nd Bomb Wing Honor Guard from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lower the U.S. flag during a Headquarters Eighth Air Force retreat ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 3, 2010, to commemorate the day in Eighth Air Force history. On Nov. 3, 1943, Eighth Air Force dispatched more than 500 B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators to Wilhelmshaven, a German port along the North Sea, with the primary mission of striking U-boat construction yards in the area. This was the first “500 bomber strike” conducted by Eighth Air Force and the mission showcased the growing air power of the “Mighty Eighth” and highlighted its innovation spirit in employing new technology in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Mighty Eighth performs retreat ceremony on historic day
Members of Headquarters Eighth Air Force performed a retreat ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 3, 2010, to commemorate the day in Eighth Air Force history. On Nov. 3, 1943, Eighth Air Force dispatched more than 500 B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators to Wilhelmshaven, a German port along the North Sea, with
0 11/04
2010
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Many contractors are in the process of restoring a B-52D bomber at the Eighth Air Force Museum. They are working to restore the aircraft to its original paint and condition. This particular bomber flew in Operation Linebacker II during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Gordinier) Eighth Air Force Museum restores B-52D bomber
Barksdale Air Force Base has a flightline full of Air Force Global Strike Command, 2nd Bomb Wing B-52H bombers and the Eighth Air Force Museum has a B-52 Model D on display, which is going through restoration. Although the models look similar, this particular aircraft has some significant historical meaning."This B-52D with serial number 56-629 was
0 10/25
2010
BOSSIER CITY, La. – Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, acting Eighth Air Force command chief, addresses more than 15 new members of Eighth Air Force during a Right Start briefing at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Oct. 15. This is the first Right Start briefing held at the CIC since Eighth Air Force moved off of Barksdale Air Force Base in April. The move was the result of a need to relocate and renovate facilities at Barksdale with the arrival of Air Force Global Strike Command. The Right Start brief offers Eighth Air Force newcomers an entry-level understanding of the Eighth Air Force organization, as well as a brief discussion of the “Mighty Eighth” history and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Eighth Air Force holds first quarterly Right Start at CIC
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, acting Eighth Air Force command chief, addresses more than 15 new members of Eighth Air Force during a Right Start briefing at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Oct. 15. This is the first Right Start briefing held at the CIC since Eighth Air Force moved off of Barksdale Air Force Base in April. The
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2010
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Airmen from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, weapons load crew, untangle safely 'remove before flight' streamers before attaching them to a B-52H Stratofortress during a nuclear operational readiness exercise, here Oct. 7. During a NORE Barksdale Airmen undergo scenarios in coordination with the U.S. Strategic Command directives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)(RELEASED) Barksdale Airmen play in NORE

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Tucker, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, gets up close and personal with the camera Oct. 2 during the 2010 Whiteman Bark in the Park. Owned by Samantha Underwood, Tucker won first place in the longest hair contest. The annual event was hosted by the Whiteman Community Activities Center and Vet Clinic and is part of the Air Force Global Strike Command values for Airmen moral and welfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Barebo) Whiteman hosts 2010 Bark in the Park
The 509th Force Support Squadron Community Activities Center and Veterinary Clinic hosted the 4th annual Whiteman Bark in the Park dog show Oct. 2 at Ike Skelton Park. The event included more than 50 participants of all breeds, sizes and colors to compete in 14 categories and 4 events.Members of Team Whiteman arrived with their dogs primped and
0 10/08
2010
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Tech. Sgt. Mauricio Aguirre, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 5, and Mr. Dave Fogelman, Southern University at Shreveport, help relocate B-52 training panels from the downtown Shreveport airport to base. The donated panels will be cleaned and ready for use by the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 5 by Dec. 1. (Courtesy photo) Local university donates rare training parts to Barksdale
Shreveport Southern University recently donated rare B-52H parts to the 372nd Training Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The 372nd TRS will use the donated parts as training aids for aircraft maintenance training for Air Force Global Strike Command's B-52 Stratofortress crew chiefs. "These trainers are priceless to the B-52 community, and
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2010
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