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TEXEL, Netherlands - Maj. John Seffern, Eighth Air Force plans, programs and requirements, removes his gear after landing from a jump at the NATO Jump School in Texel, Netherlands. Seffern is the oldest person to complete the school. (Courtesy photo) Eighth Air Force major sets record at jump school
Awe-inspiring. Exhilarating. Beyond fun. Serene. Contemplative. Exhausting. Numbing. Mindless. Stupid. Inane. These are all words one Airman from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force used to describe the feelings and emotions he had after jumping from a plane."I attended, and even more amazingly, graduated from the NATO Jump School in Texel,
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2011
Participants of the Motorcycle Awareness and Remembrance Ride drive down East Texas Street in Bossier City, La., July 29. All active-duty riders and passengers must wear Department of Transportation or Snell approved helmets, full-fingered gloves, brightly colored backpacks, wrap-around eye wear and a reflective vest or brightly colored long-sleeve outer garment while riding on or off base. (U.S.  Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) Barksdale holds first motorcycle awareness ride
More than 130 riders shinned up their bikes and donned protective gear to attend a motorcycle safety remembrance ride hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Safety office - the first of its kind here.The riders attended an hour long awareness briefing prior to embarking on a two hour course, which lead them through the local community before dropping them off
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2011
Global Strike Challenge 2011 Second-annual Global Strike Challenge underway
Teams from across Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command, recently began competing in the second-annual Global Strike Challenge.Operations, maintenance and security forces teams from bomber and missile wings will compete to be named best-of-the-best. All units supporting
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2011
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Tech. Sgt. Bradley Williams, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations supervisor, removes a chain from a rolled over trainer vehicle here July 13. Williams was recently recognized as one of the U.S. Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz) Global Strike Airman tops the list
An Air Force Global Strike Command technical sergeant was announced as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, here on July 13.Tech. Sgt. Bradley Williams, a vehicle operations supervisor for 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, will be honored by Air Force Association officials in September during the AFA National
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SHREVEPORT, La. – Fourteen members of the Eighth Air Force volunteered their time to help the Providence House in downtown Shreveport, La., July 20. The members were from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force staff and 608th Air Operations Center. The Airmen built new shelves for the daycare and moved furniture in the warehouse. The Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Eighth Air Force volunteers time to help children
Fourteen members of the Eighth Air Force volunteered their time to help the Providence House in downtown Shreveport, La., July 20. The Eighth Air Force Top 3 sponsored the event and members from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force staff and 608th Air Operations Center volunteered to build new shelves for the daycare and move furniture in the
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2011
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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2011
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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2011
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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2011
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