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Default Air Force Logo Commander Bids Farewell after 34 year career
It seems like it was just yesterday that I left Detroit with great anticipation to enter the Air Force and begin flight training. As I look back on the past 33 years, I realize that my Air Force experience was even more exciting than I could have imagined! I certainly never thought that one day I would command "The Mighty Eighth" Air Force. And as
0 5/27
2009
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces leadership change in 'The Mighty Eighth'
The Department of the Air Force announced this afternoon that Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder Jr., commander Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), is planning to retire. Gen. Elder has been leading "The Mighty Eighth" for three years this June. "It has been a privilege to serve the nation in uniform for 33 years alongside incredible Airmen, Soldiers,
0 4/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces preferred alternative for new Global Strike Command headquarters
Air Force officials here announced April 2 that Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is the preferred alternative for the permanent location of the Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters. AFGSC is a new major command focused on the nuclear and global strike mission. The identification of a preferred alternative is part of the environmental impact
0 4/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo 'The Mighty Eighth' names 2008's Outstanding Airmen of the Year
In a gala event held in the Riverdome at the Horseshoe Hotel and casino in Bossier City, the Eighth Air Force announced their Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2008 in seven categories including: Airmen, Non-Commissioned Officer, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, First Sergeant, Company Grade Officer, Civilian Category I and Civilian Category
0 3/12
2009
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - The 7th Bomb Wing took top honors by winning the 2009 Proud Shield II/Giant Sword II Best Wing Award in a ceremony held at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. March 4.  The overall award was earned by Team Dyess members after demonstrating outstanding proficiency in bombing and navigation, munitions loading and security forces operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Robert Krause) Bomb Comp makes a return
Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) concluded its first bombing, navigation, weapons loading and security forces competition in more than 15 years with a symposium and awards ceremony here March 4. More than 80 participants competed in Proud Shield II/Giant Sword II to demonstrate proficiencies in everything from accuracy in dropping bombs to
0 3/06
2009
Maj. Gen. (ret) William Eubank Jr. rests at home in Shreveport. A photo of then active-duty General Eubank sits on his wall as a reminder of his service in the military. General Eubank was honored at a ceremony March 4 naming the new Eubank Global Operations Conference Center at the Barksdale Club in his honor. (Photo by Senior Airman Alyssa C. Miles Barksdale honors Air Force legend
Barksdale Air Force Base dedicated a new state-of-the-art conference center in the Barksdale Club in honor of retired Maj. Gen. William Eubank Jr., during a ceremony here March 4. General Eubank is often called "Mr. B-52" because he accepted the first B-52 into the Air Force inventory in 1955. The general began his military career in February 1936
0 3/05
2009
Eighth Air Force headquarters – “Pinetree” – at High Wycombe, England. This former girls' school was the headquarters for "The Mighty Eighth" from May 1942 until July 1945, when the headquarters moved to Okinawa. (Photo courtesy Eighth Air Force History Office) "The Mighty Eighth" celebrates anniversaries
The month of February marks a historic time for the Headquarters Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic). On Feb. 1, the Numbered Air Force celebrated 67 years since the VIII Bomber Command, from which the 8th Air Force traces its heritage, was activated at Langley Field, Virginia. On Sunday, Feb. 22, the "The Mighty Eighth" marks 65 years since
0 2/20
2009
Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, vice commander of 8th Air Force, shakes the hand of Mr. Walter T. Holmes after presenting him with the second-highest military award, the Distinguished Service Cross, Feb. 2. The DSC is awarded for gallentry and risk of life during combat while engaged with an armed enemy force, the gallentry must be of such a high degree that it is too high for any other military honor, but does not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. This award is being presented 65-years after Holmes and his fellow B-24 pilots performed low level bombing missions over the Ploesti Oil Refineries in Rumania during World War II. Most of the pilots who flew that mission were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, while Holmes was given a Silver Star. After review by the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records his Silver Star was upgraded two days prior to his 90th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joanna M. Kresge) Wing and a prayer
In a long overdue award ceremony Feb. 2 an American hero was presented the Army's Distinguished Service Cross for leading a formation of B-24s on an extremely dangerous mission during World War II. Then-Capt. Walter T. Holmes, operations officer for the 68th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, was stationed in Libya when he
0 2/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials release proposed Global Strike Command candidate bases
Air Force officials here announced Jan. 21 the possible locations for the eventual permanent home for the headquarters for Air Force Global Strike Command. Earlier this month, Air Force officials had announced the formal stand up of the Air Force Global Strike Command (Provisional). The provisional command is located at Bolling Air Force Base,
0 1/22
2009
Members of the 67th Network Warfare Wing participate in the Inaugural Wing Run The 67 NWW Fitness Program -- We Don't Provide a Service...We Provide Results!
On 3 October 2008, at 0700, the 67th Network Warfare Wing commanded by Colonel Bradford J. Shwedo, held its inaugural Wing Run, one in a series of events that celebrate its war-fighting fitness and readiness. The "life-blood of the Wing," built on the success and efficiency of today's "high-tech" Air Force, is dependent upon the physical fitness of
0 10/09
2008
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