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8th Air Force and the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center

Headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base in the communities of Bossier City and Shreveport, La., Eighth Air Force is one of two active-duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Command.

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The Eighth Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operation Center's mission is to conduct indefinite strategic deterrence operations; on order neutralize the enemy through global strike in order to protect the United States of America.


An agile, back-to-basics command; bridging to the future and ready to fight tonight!


Live our Air Force Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All we do

Ensure our "Big-3 Missions": Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike, Expeditionary Readiness

Enable Airmen and their families


Mission Videos

Video by Justin Oakes, Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble
Joint-Global Strike Operations Center Mission Video
8th Air Force Public Affairs
Dec. 19, 2023 | 3:26
The Joint-Global Strike Operations Center was created on August 24, 2018, to focus on bomber on intercontinental ballistic missile operations, nuclear command, control, and communications oversight, and acts as the operational arm of U.S. bomber forces and NC3 assets.

AFGSC Stories