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  • Next Step in Making Air Force’s First Hypersonic Weapon

    Barksdale personnel have successfully taken the first steps toward implementing the Air Force’s first air-launched hypersonic weapon. The Air-Launched Rapid Response weapon or ARRW, is scheduled to be operational as early as fall 2023.

  • Spirit Vigilance: Defending the Homeland From the Heartland

    The 509th and 131st Bomb Wings completed Exercise Spirit Vigilance 22, Nov. 7, 2022.Spirit Vigilance is a training exercise focused on enhancing the lethality and increasing the readiness of the Airmen who support and execute the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber mission.

  • B-1B Lancers Perform Live Fire Weapons Training

    B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing participated in a Weapons System Evaluation Program at the Utah Test and Training Range from October 31 to November 9, 2022. WSEP is a formal evaluation of a squadron’s ability to conduct air-to-surface live fire missions. It’s a critical program that analyzes

  • Luke AFB supports historic Ally training with bomber aircraft

    For the first time over the U.S., allied nation F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating out of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, supported off-station training with B-2 Spirit aircraft assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, Nov. 15 and 17, 2022.

  • U.S. and Republic of Korea Conduct Bilateral Air Exercise

    51st Fighter Wing’s F-16’s joined with Indo-Pacific Command B-1B bombers and Republic of Korea F-35A’s in a combined training flight over the Korean Peninsula as part of Vigilant Storm 23, Nov. 5, 2022. Vigilant Storm is a recurring, re-planned training exercise to demonstrate the high levels of

  • USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX

    U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, integrated with U.S. Naval forces over the Indo-Pacific region to conduct a naval mine exercise (MineX) during a Bomber Task Force mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 24.

  • B-21 bomber to be unveiled Dec. 2

    The Air Force confirmed Oct. 20 it plans to reveal the B-21 Raider Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation at its production facilities in Palmdale, California.

  • 8th AF and JGSOC Commander and Chief visit Ellsworth

    Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve Cenov 8th Air Force command chief and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center senior enlisted leader, visited Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 17, 2022.