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Staff Sgt. Cecily Yandell, 2nd Medical Operations Squadron immunizations technician, greets Chief Master Sgt. Terry West, 8th Air Force command chief, during his visit on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 20, 2013. The mission statement of the 2nd Medical Group is to provide the reliability of global war fighters by optimizing their health and that of the Barksdale community with medics prepared to execute their professional responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Martin) 8th AF command chief visits 2nd Bomb Wing

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2013
RAF ALCONBURY, United Kingdom – Two of the B-17 Flying Fortresses that were damaged by an explosion at RAF Alconbury on May 27, 1943, sit on the flightline. Nineteen United States Army Air Force 95th Bombardment Group Airmen were killed and 21 others were injured when a 500-pound bomb detonated on the flightline. A memorial plaque was placed in their honor at Alconbury Airfield May 27, 2013. (Photo courtesy AFRA) Memorial marks lives lost 70 years ago at RAF Alconbury
Nineteen members of the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force's 95th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Force, who lost their lives 70 years ago where honored during the dedication of a memorial plaque in their honor at Alconbury Airfield May 27. The event commemorated the day when, at about 8:30 p.m. May 27, 1943, USAAF ground personnel were arming
0 6/04
2013
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson, 8th Air Force commander, speaks with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen here, Sept. 29. Wilson thanked the Airmen for all the outstanding work they did for the 2011 Minot flood and spoke of how much the Minot community appreciated all that they did. Due to the outstanding work Airmen performed due to the 2011 Minot flood, Wilson came to Minot Air Force Base to see it first hand and to give additional words of encouragement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley N. Avecilla) Eighth Air Force commander applauds hard-working Minot Airmen
Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Eighth Air Force commander, recently visited Minot AFB Sept. 28 to 29 to show support for the outstanding flood and non-flood related work Airmen here have accomplished within the past year. With more than 1,100 Airmen evacuating their homes due to the flood, the men and women of Minot AFB showed the general how hard they
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2011
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Tech. Sgt. Daniel McKnight, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, was selected as  one of the honorees for Portraits in Courage, for his courageous acts during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Portraits in Courage is an Office of the Secretary of the Air Force initiative to highlight the Air Force’s contributions to the nation, specifically in regard to courageous or self-sacrificing actions. (Courtesy photo)

Minot Airman’s heroism hidden by humility
During his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, a Minot Air Force Base Airman led his team during numerous direct and indirect fire engagements with Taliban insurgents while assisting his Marine counterparts in retaking the city of Now Zad, which had been under Taliban control since 2007. When a group of troops were
0 9/29
2011
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Crawford, an Eighth Air Force Airman who works at the 608th Air Operations Center, displayed leadership and courage by warning Shreveport apartment residents about a fast-spreading building fire. His door-to-door effort to alert neighboring residents helped several people escape to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Richard Komurek) Airman's quick action helps save lives from fire
What started as a typical weekday evening for a Barksdale Air Force Airman who works a night job as a pizza deliveryman, turned out be a night of courage that brought out the warrior spirit in him and helped save lives.On Sept. 8, while making a delivery to an apartment complex in Shreveport, La., Staff Sgt. Lorenzo Crawford came face to face with
0 9/27
2011
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Members of the Eighth Air Force Headquarters, 608th Air and Space Operations Center and 608th Air Communications Squadron stand in formation for a reveille ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in celebration of the Air Force’s 64th birthday Sept. 16. Sixty-four years ago, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, establishing the United States Air Force as a separate military service. Since Sept. 18, 1947, the U.S. Air Force – through its Airmen and technology – has played a key role in the defense of the U.S., maintenance of peace and humanitarian operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Eighth Air Force celebrates Air Force birthday
Members of the Eighth Air Force Headquarters, 608th Air and Space Operations Center and 608th Air Communications Squadron performed a reveille ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in celebration of the Air Force's 64th birthday Sept. 16. Sixty-four years ago, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, establishing the
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders: B-2 has bright future ahead
Senior leaders from across the Air Force visited Whiteman Air Force Base last week to discuss the future of the B-2 Spirit bomber.The General Officer Steering Group for B-2 Sustainment met on base Sept. 8 and discussed the challenges and solutions for keeping the B-2 fleet healthy and operational for years to come.The GOSG has been held regularly
0 9/13
2011
SHREVEPORT, La. – Members of the “Mighty Eighth” dragon boat team (blue shirts) tries to hold off a late rally by another team in the dragon boat races during the third annual Red River Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 10, 2011. This year's race featured 27 teams, all vigorously paddling 41-foot-long boats to the finish line. Each team is comprised of a minimum of 20 paddlers, a captain and a drummer who beats the cadence as they paddle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) 'Mighty Eighth' competes in third annual Red River Dragon Boat Festival
The "Mighty Eighth" was one of 27 teams competing in the third annual Red River Dragon Boat Festival dragon boat races Sept. 10 in downtown Shreveport, La. The festival provided fun for the whole family and featured the races with 41-foot-long dragon boats that hold 21 team members paddling to the finish line.
0 9/12
2011
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Brig. Gens. Keith Kries, mobilization assistant to the Eighth Air Force commander, and John Mooney III, 307th Bomb Wing commander, walk to place a memorial wreath at the base of the 2nd Bomb Wing Headquarters flag pole during a 9/11 Reveille and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base Sept. 9, 2011. The ceremony included a moment of silence, which allowed Barksdale Airmen to reflect upon the tragic losses of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the service and sacrifices made combating terrorism since that fateful day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Richard Komurek) Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Airmen remember Sept. 11, 2001
The tenth anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in United States history will be marked Sept. 11, 2011.On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers took control of four passenger aircrafts, crashing two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and another into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed in a field near
0 9/09
2011
MINOT, N.D. -- Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas performs for nearly 16,000 people at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, as part of an event orchestrated by actor and Minot native, Josh Duhamel, to support the flood relief, here Sept. 3.  More than 200 Minot AFB Airmen volunteered to set up the electrifying evening, as a night of celebrity-filled fun comforted many Minot residents and Airmen who are still recovering from the tragic flood’s aftermath that displaced one-fourth of the city. All concert proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation’s Minot Area Recovery Fund to assist victims in Minot and surrounding flood affected communities. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Jesse Lopez)

Black Eyed Peas, Duhamel raise funds for Minot recovery
The popular hip hop group Black Eyed Peas and Hollywood actor and native Josh Duhamel traveled to Minot to perform at Minot Rising a benefit concert to raise recovery funds for the flood-stricken city at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds Sept. 3.The night of celebrity-filled fun comforted many Minot residents, many of whom are still recovering
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2011
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