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  • Team Whiteman commemorates 30 year anniversary of B-2 test flight

    This year, Whiteman AFB commemorates the 30th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit’s inaugural test flight on July 17, 1989.
  • All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall flightline June 17, 2019, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, but landed safely and no one was injured. The aircraft had been operating in the European theater in support of several exercises in the region. Members from throughout Team Mildenhall were put into action – maintenance, command post, air traffic control from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, a B-52 subject matter expert from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, and more.
  • Restoring B-1 readiness: Egress works around the clock

    For the past 17 years, the B-1B Lancer has seen combat and has been referred to as a work horse.Subsequently, years of deployed operations, alongside recent maintenance findings, led the Air Force to decide on a safety stand-down for the aircraft.The stand-down is a temporary pause on flying operations for each aircraft in the B-1B fleet, allowing
  • Goldfein offers rationale for nuclear modernization and ‘failsafe’ deterrence

    The United States remains the world’s most potent nuclear force, Goldfein said. But the nation cannot be complacent, especially at a time when Russia and China are moving to modernize and diversify their nuclear capabilities and when the core components of the U.S. nuclear capability are aging.
  • Global Strike Challenge 2019 kicks off

    The 2019 Global Strike Challenge kicked off this week with a bomber maintenance competition at Minot AFB, N.D., and an intercontinental ballistic missile operations competition at Malmstrom AFB, Mont.Global Strike Challenge is the world's premier bomber, ICBM, helicopter operations and security forces competition with units from Air Force Global
  • 7th Bomb Wing welcomes 59th commander

    Col. Brandon Parker relinquished command of the 7th Bomb Wing to Col. Jose E. Sumangil during the 7th BW change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 17, 2019.
  • Barksdale B-52's take part in Astral Knight 19

    B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale in conjunction with forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia with more than 30 U.S. Air Force aircraft, executed exercise Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 2019. Over 900 Airmen engaged in a joint-multinational exercise led by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, which aimed to demonstrate the defense capabilities of the U.S. integrated air and missile defense systems while supporting the collective defense and security of NATO allies and U.S. forces in Europe.
  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more significance than just a weekend of entertainment. With duty stations more than 200 miles apart, Maj. Natasha E. Blankenship, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 183rd Airlift Squadron in Jackson, Mississippi, and her husband, Maj. John R. Blankenship, a B-52 Stratofortress pilot with the 96th Bomb Squadron here, were reunited as Natasha Blankenship flew a C-17 from Jackson into Barksdale to be put on display as part of the air show.
  • U.S. Air Force bomber, fighter squadrons support Australian Air Force training

    ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE DARWIN, Australia – The 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), forward deployed from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, and the California Air National Guard’s 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron out of Fresno, Calif., provided training support to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during exercise Diamond Storm May 6 to 26, 2019.
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