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  • History in the making: final CALCM missile package retired

    The sun has set on an integral component of the United States long-range strategic bombing capabilities as the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package was downloaded and disassembled at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 20, 2019.Initially beginning design in 1974, the

  • Flash Fire Hero

    “I knew they might have been harmed if I didn’t step up,” said Senior Airman Cody Vojtko, missile maintenance operations controller for the 791st Missile Maintenance Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. “If I didn’t do anything and someone was hurt afterwards, I have no idea how I would

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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