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  • Quick-thinking Whiteman pilots use Air Force training to save man’s life after boating accident

    Five pilots stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prevented a potentially fatal situation at nearby Lake of the Ozarks on July 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brandon Cameron, Capt. Kyle Cassady, Capt. Eric Lipp, Capt. Joseph Madden and Capt. Morgan Viar rented a boat for the afternoon to water ski on the lake, which is about 80 miles southeast of Whiteman Air Force Base. While taking a break to relax around 3:30 p.m., the Airmen – assigned to the 13 Bomb Squadron, the 393d Bomb Squadron and the 20th Attack Squadron – heard commotion from another boat about 100 feet away.
  • Airmen return home

    Airmen returned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in July, after a six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific Command, in support of a Continuous Bomber Presence in that region.
  • Raidr 21: 10 years later

    The Barksdale community will come together July 20, 2018, at the Global Power Museum to honor the Airmen of Raidr 21, a B-52 Stratofortress that crashed off the coast of Guam on July 21, 2008, leaving no survivors.
  • 4 Dyess aircrew earn Distinguished Flying Cross Medals

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander presented a Distinguished Flying Cross July 13 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to each of the B-1B Lancer aircrew members who experienced an in-flight emergency in May.   Gen. Robin Rand, AFGSC commander, presented Distinguished Flying Cross medals to Maj. Christopher N. Duhon, Air Forces Strategic -
  • WWII Reaper returns home after 72 years MIA, Whiteman squadron pays tribute

    After more than 70 years missing in action, one of the 13th Bomb Squadron’s Grim Reapers finally returned home to his country and his family in Ashby, Massachusetts. On March 12, 1944, Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Roy Davis was one of two A-20G Havoc bomber crewmembers who didn’t make it back after a mission in northeastern New Guinea during World War II. After numerous unsuccessful attempts over the years, Davis’s remains were finally accounted for last year.
  • Drawing courage from the legacy of the Bloody Hundredth

    We pride ourselves on being the most lethal Air Force in the world, but that means our job is inherently dangerous. Just like the Airmen who flew, fought and won before us, we have to accept the nature of our business, and do whatever it takes to establish air dominance and ensure international peace.
  • 20th EBS Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

    The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., and deployed to Andersen AFB here were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
  • Ellsworth named EOC basing location for LRASM

    Air Force Global Strike Command authorized Ellsworth as the early operational capacity basing location for the AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile in an AFGSC memorandum released June 12, 2018.
  • USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber integrated with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) during a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June, 19, 2018.
  • B-1B fleet resumes flight operations

     Air Force Global Strike Command will resume B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th. The stand-down allowed the command time to thoroughly evaluate the egress components and determine potential risks before returning to flight.   “We have high confidence that the fleet’s egress systems are capable and