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Jacob Thrasher, 6, receives presents from Santa Claus during the Santa's in Blue event at the Bossier City Civic Center in Bossier City, La., Dec. 18. Santa's in Blue is a program sponsored by the Air Force Sergeants Association and Barksdale Top Three to provide gifts for more than 400 children in foster care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Martin)(Released) It's going to be a blue Christmas
Jacob Thrasher, 6, receives presents from Santa Claus during the Santa's in Blue event at the Bossier City Civic Center in Bossier City, La., Dec. 18. Santa's in Blue is a program sponsored by the Air Force Sergeants Association and Barksdale Air Force Base Top Three to provide gifts for more than 400 children in foster care.
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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Mrs. Katie Becker, wife of deployed Staff Sgt. Dustin Becker, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons loader and Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, walk with her twin boys for the first official transit through a new breezeway between Minot’s Base Exchange and Commissary following a ribbon-cutting ceremony here Dec. 13. The breezeway will protect Minot Airmen, families and retirees from harsh weather during the winter months as they walk from one building to the other. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron-Forrest Wainwright) New breezeway a family affair
Airmen and their families no longer have to brave sub-zero temperatures when walking between the base exchange and commissary, after a new breezeway connecting the two buildings officially opened at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 13. The new, climate-controlled walkway is intended to protect people from the harsh weather conditions common to the
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SHREVEPORT, La. – (left to right) Master Sgts. Kelvin Buster, Eighth Air Force Top 3 member, and Anthony Anderson, Eighth Air Force Top 3 president, place presents in bags at the Providence House warehouse in Shreveport Dec. 17. The presents will be delivered during Christmas week to more than 150 families enrolled in the “Adopt-a-Family” program. This is the nineteenth year of the program at the Providence House. Providence House helps local homeless families overcome their crises and return to self-sufficiency by providing short-term transitional housing in combination with an individualized support program including parenting, money management and life skills development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Eighth Air Force Top 3 help spread holiday cheer
Members of the Eighth Air Force Top 3 helped spread holiday cheer by wrapping presents, building bikes, and placing presents in bags for delivery at the Providence House warehouse in Shreveport Dec. 17. The presents will be delivered during Christmas week to families enrolled in the "Adopt-a-Family" program. The Adopt-a-Family program, an annual
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Default Air Force Logo ‘Mighty Deuce’ shows capability during Falcon Air Meet Exercise
Aircrews from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew a 36-hour sortie across the world to put bombs on targets in Jordan for a demonstration during Exercise Falcon Air Meet at Azraq Royal Jordanian Air Base Oct. 31.The two-week exercise brought together service members from multiple nations to share doctrine and procedures as well as strengthen relationships and
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2010 Global Strike Challenge Logo 'Best of the Best' Bomber and Missile Wings earn top honors in competition
Air Force Global Strike Command officials announced the overall winners of the first Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 17. With the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. Erin Conaton, and commanders of two major commands looking on, the revelers capped the months-long bomber, missile and security forces competition with trophy presentations honoring
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -Senior Airman Benjamin Seegraves, 509th Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance technician, removes the more technical pieces of the Air Force Global Strike Command patch stencil that replaced the Air Combat Command patch, Jan. 25, 2010. On Feb. 1, 2010, Whiteman AFB and its arsenal of 20 B-2 bombers will change commands from ACC to AFGSC. The mission of AFGSC is to "develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations -- safe -- secure -- credible to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) (Released) Air Force command brings focus to nuclear enterprise
Over the past 15 months, Air Force officials have built from scratch a model new command that will sustain and modernize U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile wings and the nuclear-capable bomber fleet, said the general who leads the new command."Some people have likened that to trying to build an airplane while actually having to fly it," Lt.
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Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, U.S. Strategic Command commander, is notified of his inductment into the USSTRATCOM Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield Nov 4, 2010. (Photo by Steve Cunningham) Chilton named as command’s first Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield inductee
In an emotional ceremony, Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of United States Strategic Command, learned today he has been selected to be the command's first inductee of the Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield.The surprise notification was made in front of a small joint-service gathering of the Command's enlisted members as the general arrived
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2010
BOSSIER CITY, La. - Members of the 2nd Bomb Wing Honor Guard from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lower the U.S. flag during a Headquarters Eighth Air Force retreat ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 3, 2010, to commemorate the day in Eighth Air Force history. On Nov. 3, 1943, Eighth Air Force dispatched more than 500 B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators to Wilhelmshaven, a German port along the North Sea, with the primary mission of striking U-boat construction yards in the area. This was the first “500 bomber strike” conducted by Eighth Air Force and the mission showcased the growing air power of the “Mighty Eighth” and highlighted its innovation spirit in employing new technology in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Mighty Eighth performs retreat ceremony on historic day
Members of Headquarters Eighth Air Force performed a retreat ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 3, 2010, to commemorate the day in Eighth Air Force history. On Nov. 3, 1943, Eighth Air Force dispatched more than 500 B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators to Wilhelmshaven, a German port along the North Sea, with
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Many contractors are in the process of restoring a B-52D bomber at the Eighth Air Force Museum. They are working to restore the aircraft to its original paint and condition. This particular bomber flew in Operation Linebacker II during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Gordinier) Eighth Air Force Museum restores B-52D bomber
Barksdale Air Force Base has a flightline full of Air Force Global Strike Command, 2nd Bomb Wing B-52H bombers and the Eighth Air Force Museum has a B-52 Model D on display, which is going through restoration. Although the models look similar, this particular aircraft has some significant historical meaning."This B-52D with serial number 56-629 was
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BOSSIER CITY, La. – Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, acting Eighth Air Force command chief, addresses more than 15 new members of Eighth Air Force during a Right Start briefing at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Oct. 15. This is the first Right Start briefing held at the CIC since Eighth Air Force moved off of Barksdale Air Force Base in April. The move was the result of a need to relocate and renovate facilities at Barksdale with the arrival of Air Force Global Strike Command. The Right Start brief offers Eighth Air Force newcomers an entry-level understanding of the Eighth Air Force organization, as well as a brief discussion of the “Mighty Eighth” history and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives) Eighth Air Force holds first quarterly Right Start at CIC
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, acting Eighth Air Force command chief, addresses more than 15 new members of Eighth Air Force during a Right Start briefing at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Oct. 15. This is the first Right Start briefing held at the CIC since Eighth Air Force moved off of Barksdale Air Force Base in April. The
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