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Staff Sgt. Jacob Westad briefs Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on hangar B-2 Spirit operations June 8, 2010, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Sergeant Westad is a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) SecAF impressed with Airmen, B-2
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley met with Airmen, and base and community leaders, and received a first-hand look at the B-2 Spirit mission during his visit to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 8."I've been looking forward to this for many years, wanting to see the B-2 at its home here at Whiteman," Secretary Donley said. "It's been a
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Airman 1st Class Lucas Guthrie, a crew chief with the 2d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pumps liquid oxygen into a B-52 Stratofortress during a nuclear operational readiness exercise June 3. The liquid oxygen is converted to gas and provides breathable air to the aircrew at high altitudes. The exercise is being held to prepare Barksdale Airmen for the upcoming nuclear operational readiness inspection in mid-June. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren) Striving for excellence

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Default Air Force Logo Wingman Stand Down focuses on saving lives
All Air Force Global Strike Command units observed a Wingman Stand Down in May to discuss strategies to prevent suicides and private motor vehicle accidents, and to improve wingman skills.This year the Air Force deliberately took a different approach to addressing these critically important issues with Airmen, said Col. Gregory Roberts, Global
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to Mildred Taylor-McKeithen during a ceremony honoring her late husband, Staff Sgt. James Taylor, at the 8th Air Force Museum on Barksdale Air Force Base May 21. Sergeant Taylor served as a B-17 waist gunner during World War II and was held prisoner by the Germans for eight months during the war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Richard Komurek) 8th Air Force commander awards POW Medal to family of WWII Airman
The legacy of 8th Air Force Airmen who served during World War II was celebrated during a Prisoner of War Medal ceremony honoring Staff Sgt. James Taylor at the 8th Air Force Museum on Barksdale Air Force Base May 21. Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony and awarded the POW Medal to the family of Sergeant
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MINOT, N.D. -- Col. Douglas A. Cox, 5th Bomb Wing commander, is greeted by Officer Steve Schoenrock, Minot Police Department senior patrolman at the police department here May 21. Colonel Cox was downtown to participate in the Minot AFB & Minot PD Supervisor 'Ride-Along' Program. The new program is designed to enhance the partnership between base officials and local law enforcement and help increase the understanding of the areas of concern related to DUI incidents among the base population.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miguel Lara III) 5th BW kicks off 'Ride-along' program
Col. Douglas A. Cox, 5th Bomb Wing commander, and Maj. Kyle Smet, 5th BW executive officer, took the lead and participated in a new program called the Minot AFB & Minot Police Department Supervisor 'Ride-Along' Program on the evening of May 21."Ride-Along" means to be an official passenger in a patrol vehicle, accompanying a police officer during
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AGANA, GUAM – Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, places his “commander’s coin” on the memorial to Raider 21, after laying a wreath at the site commemorating the B-52 crew that was lost when their B-52 went down in the Pacific  on Guam’s Liberation Day on July  21,  2008.  General Klotz visited the memorial during a trip to Guam and Andersen Air Force Base where he got a firsthand look at the continuous bomber presence mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Schultze) AFGSC commander gets close-up look at deployed bomber operations
Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, visited here May 13-16 to assess ongoing bomber operations and meet with deployed Airmen.Although bombers have rotated through Guam continuously since March 2004, the nation's B-2s and B-52s have been aligned under Air Force Global Strike Command only since Feb 1.Gen. Klotz also laid
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – A B-52H Stratofortress stands ready to take part in a simulated line movement during a Bomber Strategic Aircraft Regeneration Team mobility exercise here May 7. The objective of the exercise was to accomplish familiarization training for all personnel involved and attain proficient operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz) Teamwork contributes to successful base exercise
Minot AFB conducted a Bomber Strategic Aircraft Recovery Team mobility training exercise to help the base practice and prepare for deployment scenarios.During the  exercise, held May 3 to 7, units from across the base came together to process passengers, mobility folders and cargo in support of B-52H Stratofortress operations.Staff Sgt. Paul
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Capt. Michael Minameyer reviews map during a RED FLAG-Alaska 10-2 sortie on a B-52H Stratofortress, April 29, 2010, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RF-A provides participants 67,000 square miles of airspace, more than 30 threat simulators, one conventional bombing range and two tactical bombing ranges containing more than 400 different types of targets. Captain Minameyer is a navigator assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Barksdale participates in Exercise Red Flag - Alaska
Approximately 150 2d Bomb Wing pilots, maintenance Airmen and support personnel recently returned from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, where they participated in the 10-day Exercise Red Flag - Alaska.The exercise is designed to provide realistic and demanding air-combat training to flying units from across the Air Force, Department of Defense and
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, and local and state politicians cut the ribbon at the Cyber Innovation Center, the site of the Numbered Air Force’s new headquarters March 29. The newly constructed facility will be the home of the 8th AF for the next two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chad Warren) (RELEASED) Ribbon cutting marks 8th Air Force move to Bossier City
Eighth Air Force conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony with local and state officials March 29 to mark the temporary relocation of 8th Air Force Headquarters to the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City.The move is the result of a need to relocate and renovate facilities at Barksdale with the arrival of Air Force Global Strike Command. The new
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Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, addresses 
the men and women of the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, N.D., during his 
commander's call Feb. 1.  General Klotz met with installation leadership, 
community leaders and Airmen during visits to Minot; Barksdale AFB, La; and 
Whiteman AFB, Mo.; as AFGSC assumed responsibility for all long-range, 
nuclear-capable bombers. The general commemorated the occasion by visiting 
each unit, in three different states, on the same day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Stacy Moless) Air Force Global Strike Command gains three bomber bases
Air Force Global Strike Command assumed responsibility for all long-range, nuclear-capable bombers Monday as its commander commemorated the occasion by visiting each unit, in three different states, on the same day."We're a new command, a command for the 21st Century," said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, commander of a force that now numbers nearly
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