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  • 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
  • Game of Drones

    With new technology surfacing every day, the threat of being spied on by unknown eyes is an emerging danger in this generation. After eight months of training, Army Msgt. Peter Cabanayan is visiting bases around the U.S. to teach service members how to combat unmanned aerial surveillance devices.
  • B-2 Spirit marks 30th anniversary of first flight

    The B-2’s manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, hosted an event to mark the B-2’s 30th anniversary of its first flight at an event at Plant 42, Aug. 20.
  • Dyess Airman performs CPR, saves child’s life

    On a hot July afternoon in Abilene, Texas, an apartment complex swimming pool was crowded with children and their parents trying to cool off. An enjoyable activity to beat the heat quickly turned into a tense situation, rushing to save a child’s life.One child noticed his friend was missing at the same time he noticed a shadow eight feet under the
  • 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.
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