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  • 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.
  • B-52 pilot reconnects with retired aircraft after more than a decade

    Lt. Col. Stephen Miracle, 10th Flight Test Squadron B-52 flight commander, recently took part in a mission to fly a regenerated B-52 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The feat was only the second time a Stratofortress returned to service from Davis-Monthan's "Boneyard."
  • Eighth Air Force holds first Airpower Leadership Academy

    “Good leaders are born, but most are developed,” said Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief & senior enlisted leader, Joint-Global Strike Operation Center. “They are a result of hard work and focused efforts. Leadership is not a passive ‘let it happen’ attribute and it takes a focused and deliberate approach to mold sustainable leaders.”
  • AFGSC B-1Bs return to flight

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations this week following a safety stand-down issued March 28 by Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander.  Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as the inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.During the safety stand-down,
  • Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

    The tradition of honor and legacy of valor that defined the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole were celebrated during a memorial service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, April 18.
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