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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.
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Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million
The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.
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Theater group shares prevention, response message across Air Force Theater group shares prevention, response message across Air Force
The only sound that can be heard are the cries of a woman as she lies on the floor in pain after an attack by her husband. She feels the arms of a friend wrap around her as she hears them whisper, “I’m getting you out of here.” This is a scene from Barksdale’s Sexual Assault Theater Group. They have cultivated a way to take awareness training from power point presentations to interactive theater.
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Bossier City 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Bossier City remembers with first responders, military
First responders, military members and community members gathered at Liberty Garden, located at the Bossier City Municipal Complex, to honor heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice 16 years ago during the events of Sept. 11, and to continue thanking those first responders who bravely serve their communities today.
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Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation Air Traffic Controllers put to the test for hurricane evacuation
Team Barksdale welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, during the 2017 hurricane evacuation Sept. 8-10, 2017. Bases along the East Coast in Hurricane Irma's projected path, took proactive measures evacuating their aircraft to Barksdale staying ahead of the storm.
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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.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks with 93-year-old World War II veteran Raymond Odom during Odom’s dog tag presentation at Arbor Rose Assisted Living Facility in Farmerville, La., Feb. 2, 2017. Odom was reunited with his lost dog tags during the 8th Air Force 75th Anniversary event after more than 70 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran
A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage. Raymond Odom, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, sat patiently in a large chair on stage as he waited for the unveiling of a memento he lost while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England more than 70 years ago.
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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.
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