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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Col. Timothy Fay (right), accepts the 2d Bomb Wing guidon from Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, Eighth Air Force commander, to signify his assumption of command during the wing change-of-command ceremony July 19. The passing of command is one deeply rooted in military tradition, dating back to the Norman Conquest of England. It serves as a visible means of handing the reins of command to the new commander. As the unit flag or guidon is exchanged, it represents the responsibility associated with the unit being surrendered and accepted. Colonel Fay took over command from Colonel Steven Basham. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Barksdale, 2nd Bomb Wing welcomes new commander
Col. Timothy Fay assumed command of the 2nd Bomb Wing from Col. Steven Basham in an change-of-command ceremony at Hoban Hal July 19.Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony."It is an honor to be back serving for the mighty deuce and the war-fighting Airmen here," said Colonel Fay. Colonel Fay started his
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress based out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participates at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 17, 2010, at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. RIAT is held annually and boast itself as "the world's largest military airshow." (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Greg Wade) Barksdale participates at RIAT

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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter (left), Eighth Air Force commander, and his wife Melissa stand with Lt. Gen. Edgar S. Harris, Jr., former Eighth Air Force commander, and his wife Mary Katherine on the porch of the newly dedicated distinguished visitors Harris House, July 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED) Barksdale dedicates house in honor of General Harris
Barksdale Air Force Base officially dedicated one if its historical houses located on Shreveport Road in the name of retired Lt. Gen. Edgar S. Harris Jr., former Eighth Air Force commander, July 14.When visitors walk up the stairs to the house, they will be greeted by a plaque honoring General Harris. The house will also have a canvas of General
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MINOT, N.D. -- Aircrew members from the 69th and 23rd Bomb Squadrons practice water survival techniques during an aircrew water training course at the Minot State University pool here July 13. The refresher course helped sharpen aircrew member’s skills in order for them to be properly prepared for real world survival scenarios. The course was lead by Senior Airman Brett Steinbrink of the 5th Operations Support Squadron. Airman Steinbrink is a survive, evade, resist and escape specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron-Forest Wainwright) Aircrews learn SERE techniques
Aircrew members from the 69th and 23rd bomb squadrons pull their wingmen to safety with a rope during an aircrew water training course at the Minot State University pool in Minot, N.D., July 13. The refresher course helps sharpen the aircrew members skills for real world survival scenarios. The course was lead by Senior Airman Brett Steinbrink of
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WHITEMAN AFB, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Tyler Campbell, 509th Munitions Squadron, installs an arming device into a 500-pound MK-82 bomb during a practice session for the Air Force Global Strike Command Challenge, Jul. 12. Sergeant Campbell was assigned to install the arming devices on each of the 12 bombs during the practice session. Whiteman ready for first AFGSC Global Strike Challenge
A total force team from the 509th and 131st munitions squadrons were put to the test during a practice competition July 12 in preparation for the first Global Strike Challenge later this month.B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile units are competing in the first Global Strike Challenge, showcasing the
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A B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific July 10, 2010, over the Pacific Ocean.  RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability.  The B-52 is from the 20th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and the KC-135 is assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kamaile O. Long) Airmen refuel during RIMPAC mission
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 20th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies July 10 after an air refueling mission in support of the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC. RIMPAC includes more than 14 nations, 32 ships, five submarines, more than 170 aircraft and more than 20,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen.
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2010 Global Strike Challenge Logo Command's first-ever Global Strike Challenge under way
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer units are competing in the ongoing, first-ever Global Strike Challenge, showcasing the capabilities and expertise of missile, bomber and security forces Airmen. "Global Strike Challenge will help us build pride and a culture of excellence, " said Lt. Gen. Frank
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BERLIN – A B-52H Stratofortress and aircrew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participated in the Berlin Air Show in June 8- 13 to showcase the aircraft at the request of the Secretary of the Air Force. The B-52H crew represented both the 2d Bomb Wing and the 917th Wing. This was the first time a B-52H has been to an event like this where numerous world figures came to view the aircraft. (Courtesy Photo) (RELEASED) Barksdale's B-52 shines at Berlin Air Show
 A B-52H Stratofortress and aircrew participated in the Berlin Air Show in East Germany June 8 to 13 to showcase the aircraft at the request of the Secretary of the Air Force.The air show started off with the trade show with senior civilians and military personnel and various ambassadors, including the Honorable Phillip Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- 5th Operations Support Squadron’s wing scheduling leadership pose for a photo in the 5th Operations Group here June 23. Wing scheduling plans out short- and long-range coordination with many of the squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton) Minot's wing scheduling office keeps birds in air, bombs on target
Minot's B-52H Stratofortress aircraft fly overhead daily in support of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic deterrence missions. The "BUFF," as Airmen across the base fondly call the B-52, flies successful missions due to the commitment to excellence displayed daily by Minot Airmen.When one supposes who is primarily responsible maintaining
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Maj. Brett NeVille assumed command of the 608th Air Communications Squadron from Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, Eighth Air Force commander, during a change-of-command ceremony June 18 in the Stripes Club Ballroom at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Major NeVille is also the Headquarters Eighth Air Force Director of Communications and Information. Major NeVille took command of the 608th ACOMs from Lt. Col. Michael Haddock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) 608th Air Communications Squadron welcomes new commander

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