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  • Col. dePyssler’s service commemorated with building dedication

    The life-long service of a military veteran has been forever memorialized following the renaming and dedication of the 2nd Mission Support Group building at Barksdale during a ceremony on November 8, 2019. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, director of military retiree affairs for Barksdale, served 38 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force. He has also spent the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department. He is believed to be the only known American to have served in World War II, the Korean War, the French Indo-China War, the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Vietnam War.
  • BOMBER TASK FORCE MAKES QUICK DEPLOYMENT TO SAUDI ARABIA

    Multiple B-1B Lancers launched from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Oct. 24, 2019, as part of Bomber Task Force operations in U.S. Central Command.
  • Air Force Wounded Warrior Program ambassador visits Barksdale

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Neil C. Jones, Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program ambassador, visited Barksdale to share his story of struggle and resilience Sept. 27, 2019. As a former explosive ordnance disposal technician who has endured divorce, serving his country as a single father, and the loss of friends, Jones shared his story of how the AFW2 Program has helped him through the struggles.
  • CMSAF discusses leading with purpose

    Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership and provides direction for the enlisted force, representing their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. Wright’s speech focused on taking care of Airmen and continuing to develop a combative edge for future efforts.
  • AFGSC commander speaks on competitive edge, long-term strategic competition

    Starting with the shift in our nation’s defensive posture as a result of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, highlighted the reemergence of long-term strategic competition and great power competition. Key to this discussion is the role the Air Force plays and the capabilities that tie into the competitive edge.
  • 96th BS remembers the flight around the world

    Over twenty five years ago, Aug 1, 1994, the 96th Bomb Squadron flew a mission that took two B-52H Stratofortresses around the world. The mission had the two bombers, Storm 1 and Storm 2, hit a target in the Middle East and return to Barksdale by circling the earth, proving that the B-52 can hit any target in the world without having to stop for fuel.
  • B-2 Spirit aircraft conduct hot pit refueling at Lajes Field

    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft flew from RAF Fairford, England, to Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, on Sept. 9, 2019, to conduct hot pit refueling in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. The U.S. has a strong bilateral relationship with our NATO ally, Portugal. Training opportunities like this enhance our ability to operate together and sharpen the readiness of the NATO alliance.
  • Eighth AF commander visits BTF Airmen in European theater

    Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., the Eighth Air Force commander, flew across the Atlantic to visit his Airmen at Royal Air Base Fairford, England, from August 27-28, 2019. He also flew a B-2 training sortie during his visit. “The opportunity to get out and visit units gives me that rare insight into how they’re actually operating,” said Dawkins. I learned a tremendous amount during this visit.”
  • SMAC receives new commander

    Col. Matthew W. McDaniel, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander, receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, during an assumption of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, August 9, 2019. SMAC is a mission planning cell
  • B-2 Spirit lands in Iceland

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber conducted a flight from RAF Fairford, England, to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, as part of a Bomber Task Force training mission Aug. 28. This mission, which involved rapid refueling at Keflavik AB, was conducted with the cooperation of our NATO ally, Iceland.The purpose of the flight was to conduct theater
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