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  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020.Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, who served 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and the past 41 years volunteering

  • SECDEF visits Team Whiteman, talks TFI on B-2 mission

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, July 22, 2020, to familiarize himself with Team Whiteman’s mission in maintaining global support and combat readiness.During his visit, Esper spoke with base leaders and Airmen across the installation.“It was an honor

  • 625th STOS installs new virtual trainer

    The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in

  • 595th C2G under new leadership

    The 595th Command and Control Group and the National Airborne Operations Center held a change of command ceremony here July 9, 2020.

  • A legacy of wings

    Alone, with a few weeks’ worth of clothes and food packed into his 1991 Nissan Maxima, 16-year-old Nathan Cooper made the two-day drive from Nevada to Montana to enroll in flying lessons out of the local airport on the weekends. At the time, learning to fly was a passion he grew up with, but it

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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