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  • B-2 Spirit

    MissionThe B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable
  • B-52 Stratofortress

    MissionThe B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.FeaturesIn a conventional conflict, the B-52 can
  • B-52 Stratofortress

    MissionThe B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.FeaturesIn a conventional conflict, the B-52 can
  • Barksdale Warrior

    2010June26 
  • Dyess Air Force Base

    Big Country Bastion, Abilene Army Airfield ca. 1944As the saying goes, "The Air Force wasn't born in West Texas, it got here as quickly as it could." Roots of Air and Space power in the Big Country can be traced back to Abilene Army Airfield.World War II saw the blossoming of "tent camps" throughout the United States and Abilene was no exception.
  • E-4B

    MissionThe E-4B serves as the National Airborne Operations Center and is a key component of the National Military Command System for the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In case of national emergency or destruction of ground command and control centers, the aircraft provides a highly survivable command, control and
  • Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force is one of two active duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Command. Eighth Air Force, with headquarters at Barksdale AFB, in the Bossier City - Shreveport, La. metro area, supports U.S. Joint Forces Command, and is designated as U.S. Strategic Command's Task Force 204, providing on-alert, combat-ready forces to the
  • Eighth Air Force History

    During World War II, Eighth Air Force earned a reputation as a great warfighting organization. Originally, the U.S. Army Air Forces activated the Eighth at Savannah, Georgia, on 28 January 1942 with three major subordinate units: the VIII Bomber Command (BC), the VIII Fighter Command (FC), and the VIII Ground Air Services Command (GASC). The modern
  • Joint Nuclear Operations Center

    The Joint Nuclear Operations Center (JNOC) directs and delivers Strategic Bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), and Reconnaissance capabilities to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) for the planning and execution of sovereign options for allied assurance, deterrence of global aggression, defense of vital United States interests and swift defeat of our adversaries.
  • Mission Support Directorate

    Mission Statement: The Mission Support Directorate conducts AFIOC plans and develops Air Force IO programs to satisfy warfighter requirements. It provides planning, programming, and budgeting system actions for AFIOC-executed IO programs. In addition, the directorate manages commander programs to include contracting, deployment, exercise, facility,
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