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  • B-52 pilot reconnects with retired aircraft after more than a decade

    Lt. Col. Stephen Miracle, 10th Flight Test Squadron B-52 flight commander, recently took part in a mission to fly a regenerated B-52 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The feat was only the second time a Stratofortress returned to service from Davis-Monthan's "Boneyard."
  • Eighth Air Force holds first Airpower Leadership Academy

    “Good leaders are born, but most are developed,” said Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief & senior enlisted leader, Joint-Global Strike Operation Center. “They are a result of hard work and focused efforts. Leadership is not a passive ‘let it happen’ attribute and it takes a focused and deliberate approach to mold sustainable leaders.”
  • AFGSC B-1Bs return to flight

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations this week following a safety stand-down issued March 28 by Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander.  Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as the inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.During the safety stand-down,
  • Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

    The tradition of honor and legacy of valor that defined the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole were celebrated during a memorial service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, April 18.
  • 8th Air Force Commander visits Bomber Task Force in Europe

    Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Airmen during a U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force in Europe at RAF Fairford, April 4.
  • 2019 BTF comes to an end

    More than 450 personnel and six B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned home following a short-term deployment to RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe, April 11, 2019. The BTF deployment enabled theater integration and training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units, to further enhance bomber interoperability in the theater.
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