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  • U.S. Air Force bombers fly coordinated missions from Indo-Pacific, Europe

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers launched from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Royal Air Force Fairford, England, March 18 to conduct simultaneous theater familiarization training in the Indo-Pacific and Europe.
  • B-52 supports global operations

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew to the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. This aircraft will operate out of Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.
  • Cold take off

    B-52H Stratofortress aircrafts prepare to takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. B-52s are ready to take off and drop nuclear bombs at a moments notice. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Heather Ley)
  • COPE North 19 Alliance demonstrates combat airpower

    Aircraft from the U.S., Australia and Japan participate in a COPE North 2019 airpower demonstration near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 6, 2019. CN19 is a long-standing, multilateral exercise designed to enhance air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations, as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 Royal Australian air force and Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) members during the exercise.
  • 2 Comm Airman fixes F-35 software

    Not knowing what to expect, Senior Airman Troy Burns, 2nd Communication Squadron client systems technician, quit his job as a county jail corrections officer and left his hometown of Abilene, Texas to enlist in the Air Force and eventually be stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, 374 miles away from home.
  • Ellsworth EOD responds to accident with truck carrying Navy projectiles

    A six-man team from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight responded to a vehicle collision on Highway 212 in Montana the night of Feb. 10. The crash involved two tractor trailers – one carrying fertilizer and the other U.S. Navy high-explosive projectiles.
  • Ellsworth team wins munitions build competition for AFGSC

    The 28th Munitions Squadron was announced as the winner in the Air Force Combat Operations Competition (AFCOCOMP) for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command on Feb. 19. They will move on to compete at the Air Force level during finals at Beale Air Force Base, California, in May.
  • The retaking of Corregidor Island

    Last week marked the 74th anniversary of the daring World War II airborne assault to retake Corregidor Island, the Philippines, from Imperial Japanese forces. A 6,000-man enemy force occupied Corregidor Island which guarded the entrance to Manila Bay blocking allied efforts to reopen this strategic port. Retaking Corregidor also had strong symbolic
  • Abilene recognize Dyess Airman as “Top 20 under 40”

    A Dyess Air Force Base Airman was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as one of Abilene’s “Top 20 under 40” professionals Feb. 12, at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas.Tech. Sgt. Cameron Wiley, 7th Munitions Squadron B-1B Lancer armament systems maintenance expeditor, earned the recognition for his contributions within the community.“I was
  • B-52s lead joint training across Hawaiian Islands

    Air and ground force elements came together across the Hawaiian Islands this week to jointly participate in close air support (CAS) training with U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
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