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  • SMAC receives new commander

    Col. David J. Hornyak, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. SMAC is a planning cell within the J-GSOC that
  • Barksdale Airmen recognize Juneteenth

    Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, addresses Airmen during a Juneteenth commemoration at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 19, 2020. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is dedicated to celebrating the liberation of those who were once enslaved in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)
  • B-52s demonstrate bilateral, joint force integration in Indo-Pacific

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers integrated with the Koku-Jieitai, or Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighters and U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growlers over the Sea of Japan, June, 17.
  • B-52s deploy to Alaska, demonstrate global agility

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region June 14 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Team Whiteman Airmen share their role in strategic bomber mission with SECAF

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 11, 2020, to familiarize herself with Team Whiteman’s mission in maintaining global support and combat readiness.During her visit, Barrett spoke with base leaders, first responders and maintenance personnel across the installation.“It was an honor to showcase
  • Weatherington takes command of ‘The Mighty Eighth’ and J-GSOC

    Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington takes command of the J-GSOC and 8th Air Force, June 12, 2020.
  • B-1B bombers integrate with U.S., Turkish tankers over Black Sea

    U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron fly in formation with Turkish Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to 10th Tanker Base, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, over Turkey during a Bomber Task Force mission May 29, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and
  • Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub ‘STRIKEWERX’ now open for business

    Air Force Global Strike Command launched STRIKEWERX May 28, a new national innovation hub serving as the command’s store front for connecting with industry and academia, finding solutions to the command’s challenges and coming up with innovative ideas to shape the future.Originally planned to be an in-person grand opening earlier in the year, the
  • Ellsworth B-1s return to European Theater as part of latest BTF mission

    B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater that included key interactions with U.S. assets as well as Danish and Polish forces May 11, 2020.
  • Innovative thinking leads to first local E-4B wash since flood

    For the first time in a little more than a year, the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found a way to wash an E-4B aircraft here April 20, 2020. The unit’s Allman Maintenance Facility has been without running water since floodwaters ravaged portions of the installation in March 2019, but thanks to some innovative thinking, the 595th AMXS came up with a solution to accomplish this requirement amid COVID-19 restrictions.
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