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  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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

  • All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall flightline June 17, 2019, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, but landed safely and no one was injured.The aircraft had been operating in the European theater in support of

  • Restoring B-1 readiness: Egress works around the clock

    For the past 17 years, the B-1B Lancer has seen combat and has been referred to as a work horse.Subsequently, years of deployed operations, alongside recent maintenance findings, led the Air Force to decide on a safety stand-down for the aircraft.The stand-down is a temporary pause on flying