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  • WWII Reaper returns home after 72 years MIA, Whiteman squadron pays tribute

    After more than 70 years missing in action, one of the 13th Bomb Squadron’s Grim Reapers finally returned home to his country and his family in Ashby, Massachusetts. On March 12, 1944, Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Roy Davis was one of two A-20G Havoc bomber crewmembers who didn’t make it back after a mission in northeastern New Guinea during World War II. After numerous unsuccessful attempts over the years, Davis’s remains were finally accounted for last year.
  • Drawing courage from the legacy of the Bloody Hundredth

    We pride ourselves on being the most lethal Air Force in the world, but that means our job is inherently dangerous. Just like the Airmen who flew, fought and won before us, we have to accept the nature of our business, and do whatever it takes to establish air dominance and ensure international peace.
  • 20th EBS Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

    The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., and deployed to Andersen AFB here were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
  • Ellsworth named EOC basing location for LRASM

    Air Force Global Strike Command authorized Ellsworth as the early operational capacity basing location for the AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile in an AFGSC memorandum released June 12, 2018.
  • USAF, RAAF integrate over Queensland

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber integrated with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) during a routine Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission over south-east Queensland, Australia, June, 19, 2018.
  • B-1B fleet resumes flight operations

     Air Force Global Strike Command will resume B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th. The stand-down allowed the command time to thoroughly evaluate the egress components and determine potential risks before returning to flight.   “We have high confidence that the fleet’s egress systems are capable and
  • 91st MW, 7th BW share mission success, innovations for mutual unit improvements

    Approximately 10 Airmen assigned to the 91st Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, visited Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to learn about 7th Bomb Wing operations on June 11, 2018. During their visit, the group, which included the 91st MW vice commander, toured the 9th Bomb Squadron, saw a static display of the B-1 and job-shadowed people
  • 2nd Bomb Wing welcomes new commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed new leadership during a change of command ceremony at the Weapons Load Training Facility here, June 18, 2018.
  • U.S. and French aviators remember WWI

    A 96th Bomb Squadron B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base joined French Dassault Mirage 2000D fighters and a KC-135R refueling jet over Nancy-Ochey Air Base, France, June 12, to commemorate the entrance of U.S. aviators into WWI 100 years ago.
  • 608th Air Operations Center Change of Command

    Col. Beth Makros assumes command of the 608th Air Operations Center, during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 8, 2018. The 608th AOC is part of the Joint Global Strike Operations Center and plans, directs, and assesses daily bomber operations and is part of the new Joint Global Strike Operations Center. (Air Force