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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


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