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A snowplow clears the runway at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2017, during exercise Global Thunder 18. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Global Thunder 18
Multiple B-52H Stratofortresses assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) departed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2017, during exercise Global Thunder 18. Exercise Global Thunder is an annual command and control and field training exercise designed to train Department of Defense forces and assess joint operational readiness
0 11/27
2017
Newest bomber technology makes history Newest bomber technology makes history
History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.
0 11/20
2017
A canvas of possibilities A canvas of possibilities
A vast, infinite blue covered the landscape with nothing but a small white line breaking the ever-changing shades. With a few simple, delicate brushstrokes, the sea began to flow off the canvas, detailing soft rushes of water.
0 10/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit POW/MIA: Remember the lost
Team Minot members ran over 112 miles during the 24-hour run ensuring the POW/MIA flag never stopped moving. The members also read the names of about 4,000 of our POW/MIA brethren during the run at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on Sept. 13-14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)
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2017
None Ellsworth AFB Airmen train with foreign allies
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Bombers, under the command of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from South Korean and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions, Aug. 7, 2017.
0 8/09
2017
Belle, a dog rescued by Master Sgt. Christian Bird, 5th Communications Squadron cable maintenance and cyber transport systems section chief, and Tech. Sgt. Shelby Bird, 5th Bomb Wing self-assessment program manager, lays in a field where she was found in Sumter, S.C., April 1, 2012. In her honor, the Birds started For Belle’s Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation, an animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and pet watching service. (Courtesy photo) For Belle’s Sake: military couple runs animal shelter
A luscious green meadow sits beside a small highway in Sumter, South Carolina, April 1, 2012, broken only by a single crossroad.
0 7/07
2017
The Omaha Trophy stands in front of a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 6, 2017. Gen. John E. Hyten, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the 5th Bomb Wing with the 2017 Omaha Trophy in the Strategic Bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
5th Bomb Wing awarded 2016 Omaha Trophy
The 5th BW was named the 2016 Omaha Trophy recipient in February 2017, making it the fifth time the unit has been recognized, as the command’s premier strategic bomber wing, in the Strategic Bomber category.
0 6/07
2017
Staff Sgt. Steven Holbrook, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member, reviews mission-related information at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 28, 2017. Unexploded ordnance recovery operations is one of the 10 mission-areas executed by EOD Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) EOD trains to maintain readiness
Airmen with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal completed a reconnaissance training mission at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command bases during a Bomber Corps Development Course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2016. The Airmen in attendance came to Barksdale to gain face-to-face knowledge about 8th Air Force history, heritage, culture and more. The AFGSC and 8th Air Force sponsored course encourages flight and squadron leaders to take the information back to their coworkers to help advocate a better understanding of ‘why’ AFGSC relies on highly trained Airmen, and how they contribute to 8th Air Force’s “big picture.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Alexis Schultz) Bomber culture grows roots with corps development class
The 8th Air Force that exists today functions and operates based off the accomplishments of its ancestors from 1942 who surpassed mission expectations, took risks and made tremendous sacrifices all in the bettering of the nation.
0 11/18
2016
A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., flies over the WE Fest concert stage in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Aug. 5, 2016. Seventeen members of the local Air Force Delayed Entry Program swore in during the music festival . For more than 40 years, the B-52 has been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) B-52 Rocks WE Fest

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2016
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