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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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2010
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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A B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress fly in formation over Shreveport, La., May 10 during the open house and air show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The air show featured modern day bombers, and commemorated the 75th anniversary of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers) Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume B-52, B-2 mission
Air Force Global Strike Command assumes responsibility for the U.S. Air Force's nuclear-capable bomber force today. This action completes the step-by-step transfer of all Air Force long-range, nuclear-capable assets to the Air Force's newest major command. The nation's intercontinental ballistic missile force became part of Global Strike Command on
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Airmen from the Mighty Eighth stationed in England documented the return of the bombers, such as this B-17 pictured here, that participated in the historic Wilhelmshaven bombing mission. (Photo courtesy of 8th Air Force History Office) The Wilhelmshaven bombings: A mission of valor
On Jan. 27, 1943, 91 B-17 and B-24 bombers from 8th Air Force launched from England to conduct America's first World War II strike against the Nazi fatherland. During this historic attack, 58 bombers reached their targets and dropped 137.5 tons of munitions on the port of Wilhelmshaven to destroy strategic naval construction facilities. The bold
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Official biography portrait of Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz. Photographed in the Pentagon on Sept. 29, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott Ash) Letter to the Men and Women of 8th AF
To the Men and Women of 8th Air Force -- On February 1st, the Nation's long-range, nuclear-capable bomber force will transfer to Air Force Global Strike Command. This is an historic milestone in the comprehensive roadmap laid out by the Secretary of the Air Force and our Chief of Staff to strengthen both the capability and the credibility of the
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Remember to practice safety this holiday season
The traditions of the upcoming holiday season turn our thoughts to those whom we love and want to spend time with. We will travel great distances to be with family and friends and sometimes can hardly wait to get on the road to ensure we are there by Christmas or New Year's Eve. We rack our brains trying to decide on the perfect gift for that
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2009
Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter, 8th Air Force Commander. Celebrate the holiday season
December is a busy month full of family, friends and holiday cheer. It's also a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the special people in our lives, near and far, young and old, whom we hold dear.In this spirit of reflection and celebration I'd like to thank the men and women of the Mighty Eighth for a remarkable year and a job well
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Air Force Global Strike Command officials at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile mission Dec. 1. The ICBM transfer is part of a phased approach to unify all Air Force nuclear-capable assets under one command. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume ICBM mission
Air Force Global Strike Command officials here assume the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile mission Dec. 1. The ICBM transfer is part of a phased approach to unify all Air Force nuclear-capable assets under one command, officials said. The new command gains three missile wings with the assumption of the 20th Air Force mission: one each
0 12/01
2009
Default Air Force Logo Give thanks this holiday season
In 1621, the Pilgrims set aside a day to be thankful for a plentiful harvest after surviving a devastating winter. This year, as we prepare to sit down to a holiday meal with all the trimmings, we too have much to be thankful for. We are blessed to live in a country where we enjoy freedom many others do no possess. This freedom came at a high price
0 12/01
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MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- A Malmstrom missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an ICBM at a Montana missile site.  The section was picked at random for a "glory trip," or a test launch, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in August.  The launch allows Malmstrom and Vandenberg officials to observe a launch to gather data on the weapon system's performance, accuracy and reliability.  To prepare for the test launch, the missile maintenance team removed the payload shroud, missile guidance set and propulsion system rocket engine.  The booster is coming from Hill AFB, Utah.  The ICBM parts from Malmstrom and the booster from Hill will be reassembled at Vandenberg.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Parie) AFGSC working toward seamless transition with mission transfer
Air Force Global Strike Command will gain missile wings at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.; Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; and Minot AFB, N.D. when it assumes control of 20th Air Force and the ICBM mission Dec. 1. The 576th Flight Test Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as well as the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.,
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