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RAF FAIRFORD, United Kingdom -- Minot Air Force Base, N.D.'s Staff Sgt. John P. Wilkinson, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, had the opportunity to be part of the Royal International Air Tattoo and interact with the attendees there July 16. The Royal International Air Tattoo hosted more than 200 aircraft from 30 countries on static and aerial display, including 18 aircraft from the different branches of the U.S. military. (Courtesy photo)
Buff participates in the Royal International Air Tattoo
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of what is billed as the world's largest military air show, RAF Fairford turned over the airfield to the Royal International Air Tattoo July 16-17.Held at RAF Fairford 21 times since 1985, the Royal International Air Tattoo hosted more than 200 aircraft from 30 countries on static and aerial display, including 18
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Nancy Wilson pins the second star on Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Eighth Air Force commander, during his promotion ceremony at the Barksdale Club July 15. General Wilson was frocked to the rank of major general. Frocking is a term for a commissioned officer selected for promotion which allows them to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) 'The Mighty Eighth' commander receives second star
In a ceremony attended by more than 20 senior leaders from throughout Barksdale Air Force Base, the commander of Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) collected some new hardware. Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson was frocked to the rank of major general during a promotion ceremony at the Barksdale Club July 15, surrounded by his family, his family of Air
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Burlington, N.D. -- Radar navigator 1st Lt. Devin Vitt, from the 23rd Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., helps sandbag the home of Lt. Col. John Dawson, 5th Bomb Wing Inspector General, in Burlington, N.D. June 23, 2011. The Souris River, which begins in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, is expected to inundate thousands of homes and businesses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sharida Jackson) (RELEASED) More Airmen displaced from North Dakota floods
The count has increased to a total of 1,142 displaced Airmen and their family members as a result of the Souris River flooding which began June 20.The base continues to offer emergency shelter to displaced base affiliated Department of Defense employees and their families. An estimated 4,000 homes are expected to be lost as a result of the flooding
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Airman 1st Class Bryenna Brooks, a medic with the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., stands with Army Spc. Craig Richard Jr., of the 59th Quartermaster Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, after Brooks received four awards, including a Purple Heart Medal. Airman Brooks and Specialist Richard were in a vehicle with three other Soldiers of the 59th Quartermaster Company, when their vehicle took a rocket propelled-grenade during a resupply convoy mission recently. (courtesy photo)(RELEASED) Deployed Barksdale medic earns Purple Heart
Airman 1st Class Bryenna Brooks of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., home of Air Force Global Strike Command, was recently awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the deployed environment.Along with the Purple Heart, Brooks also received a Combat Medical Badge, an Air Force Combat Action Medal and a Joint Service Commendation Medal, for her
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Brig. Gen. Stephen Wilson renders his first salute to the members of the Eighth Air Force after assuming command at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 3. General Wilson comes to the Mighty Eighth from Headquarters Air Force in Washington D.C. where he was the Joint Integration Directorate of Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joanna M. Kresge) General Wilson steps up to lead 'The Mighty Eighth'
Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force at historic Hoban Hall here June 3.At the same ceremony, General Wilson also became commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike of U.S. Strategic Command, headquartered at Offutt AFB, Neb.Navy Vice Adm. Cecil D. Haney,
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Senior Master Sgt. Greg Korkoske, Air Force Global Strike Command, reels in a fish out on the Red River South Marina in Bossier City, La., as Tech. Sgt. Christopher Waywand, 2nd Munitions Squadron, helps out May 25. The fishing tournament was the start of Sports Day, which was designed to improve teamwork and promote the Air Force's Fit-to-Fight mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman La'Shanette V. Garrett) (RELEASED) Barksdale celebrates Sports Day
Barksdale Airmen were up before sunrise May 25. This time, it wasn't for work -- they were out on the water at the Red River South Marina fishing, during the wing' s first event of the day for Sports Day.This day was designed to improve team work and promote the Air Force's Fit-to-Fight mission, along with increasing fitness awareness, sport
0 6/01
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, passes the 5th Bomb Wing guidon to Col. James Dawkins as he assumes command May 31.  Colonel Dawkins will lead as the 51st commander of the 5th Bomb Wing “Warbirds.” The change of command ceremony is one of the Air Force’s time-honored traditions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz) 5th Bomb Wing welcomes new commander
Col. James Dawkins assumed command of the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in a change-of-command ceremony May 31. Colonel Dawkins is the 51st commander of the "Warbirds." The change-of-command ceremony is one of the Air Force's time-honored traditions.
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SHREVEPORT, La. – Members of the Eighth Air Force A4/7 help provide a facelift to a house in Shreveport during the “Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport” project May 21. The project helped fix up more than 50 homes in Shreveport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Meyers) Eighth Air Force members 'paint their hearts out'
More than a dozen members of the Headquarters Eighth Air Force A4/7 staff were just some of more than 1,400 volunteers who spread out to give Shreveport, La., a face-lift of sorts by painting homes all over town May 21.This the 19th year of the "Paint Your Heart Out'' program, which has become a signature happening for the city's volunteerism
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BOSSIER CITY, La. – Lt. Col. Donald Nesbitt talks to the 608th Strategic Operations Squadron after assuming command from Col. Randy Allen, Task force 204 director, during a change-of-command ceremony May 25 at the Cyber Innovation Center, the temporary headquarters to Eighth Air Force. Colonel Nesbitt took command of the 608th STOS from Lt. Col. David Sikora. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) 608th Strategic Operations Squadron gets new commander
Lt. Col. Donald Nesbitt assumed command of the 608th Strategic Operations Squadron from Col. Randy Allen, Task force 204 director, during a change-of-command ceremony May 25 at the Cyber Innovation Center, the temporary headquarters to Eighth Air Force. Colonel Nesbitt took command of the 608th STOS from Lt. Col. David Sikora.
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BOSSIER CITY, La. - Dr. Rebecca Grant, director of the General William Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, speaks to the Bomber Advisory Group at the Eighth Air Force headquarters at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., May 5. The Bomber Advisory Group consisted of more than 30 of the nation’s top active duty and retired military and civilian experts on strategic air power and gathered to discuss the need for a new long-range strike bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Experts discuss future long-range strike bomber requirements
More than 30 military and civilian strategic air power experts gathered at the Eighth Air Force's temporary headquarters in the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier CIty, La., May 5 to discuss ideas for a new long-range strike bomber. Called the Bomber Advisory Group, the long-range strike luminaries were hosted by Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, Eighth
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