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U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Becker, 39th Airlift Squadron greets his family after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 19, 2016. Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large and will focus on areas that greatly affect their quality of life. These areas include they live, learn, play, pray and receive care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Van Syoc) Air Force Global Strike Command announces Year of the Family
Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large. We are calling this year “The Year of the Family,” and will focus our efforts on areas that greatly affect our Strikers and their families. These areas include where our Airmen live, learn, play, pray and receive care.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shannon Hall takes a photo in her honor guard uniform June 14, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Hall was a member of the Dyess Honor Guard from April to June 2013, where she completed numerous details for funerals, retirements and other official ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Stefanko/Released) My fight to serve
The urge to serve one’s country is not something everyone experiences, and only a select few step up to the challenge. It’s a life altering decision, and I was so happy to raise my right hand and say, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”I was working a
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2016
Default Air Force Logo The nuclear triad
Members from the United States Strategic Command recently paid a visit to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, to discuss an evolution to our nation's strategic nuclear war plan with B-2 mission planners that work in the 509th Operations Support Squadron. In addition, they provided a briefing on strategic deterrence theory to a small number of
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2016
Default Air Force Logo 'Why not...Minot?'
When I received notification about my assignment to Minot AFB, North Dakota, apprehension overwhelmed me. Throughout my career, I heard about Minot and "how terrible" it was because it was "cold and windy" all year long and how "remote and isolated" it was from everything. Going to Minot was like going to Siberia....maybe worse. When I told my
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2016
Air Force Global Strike Command celebrates its 5th year anniversary as a command, Aug. 7, 2014, a milestone made possible by Airmen! (AFGSC Graphic) Aug. 7 marks five years of deterring, assuring
In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama stated as long as nuclear weapons exist, "the United States will maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary, and guarantee that defense to our allies." This is what Air Force Global Strike Command does, and has successfully carried out since 2009.Upon stand up, this
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Legacy of success
Senior leaders must strive to leave a legacy of success through active and purposeful mentorship of subordinate officers, Senior NCOs, civilians, peers, and even superiors within their sphere of influence.We must provide vision, direction, and guidance; espouse our core values, and deliver mentorship. Someone once said; "We stand on the backs of
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2014
Default Air Force Logo How will you react to change?
Summer is here, school is out and families are planning their camping trips, visits to national parks, amusement parks and taking time to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful weather here in Wyoming. Summer is also our typical permanent-change-of-station season and over these next couple of months we will be experiencing change of commands and change
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Eighth Air Force commander sends holiday greetings
Mighty Eighth,As 2011 comes to a close, I would like to wish everyone happy holidays and express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work and dedication you provide to our Air Force and our nation. It has been an extremely busy year for Eighth Air Force, and we should be proud of our historic achievements. Among this year's milestones: B-2s from
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Eighth Air Force commander sends Veterans Day message
Mighty Eighth,On Veterans Day, may we all take pause from our busy lives to recognize veterans from all branches of service who have sacrificed, both in war and in peace, to protect America and the American way of life. Here at the Mighty Eighth, we are approaching our 70th Anniversary as a Numbered Air Force and have the distinctive legacy of
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2011
Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter, 8th Air Force Commander. Eighth Air Force commander's Note to Airmen - New START Inspections
Mighty Eighth, In early February, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was ratified. The treaty requires both the United States and Russia to reduce their deployed nuclear weapons to 700 each. On April 1, the Mighty Eighth was given its first opportunity to show our nation's commitment to this new treaty. The United States invited a
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2011
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