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  • Eighth Air Force honors D-Day and 'The Greatest Generation'

    On June 6, 1944 more than 11,000 aircraft, including strategic heavy bombers and fighters from the Eighth Air Force, played a key role in D-Day, supporting Allied troops as they stormed the beaches at Normandy, gaining a foothold in German-occupied Western Europe that would gradually expand and lead to the Liberation of Paris in August 1944.Seventy
  • Maintaining a legacy: 2nd AMXS continues WWI heritage

    There's one room in the 96th Bomb Squadron that shows Airmen not just maintaining aircraft, but maintaining and recording their heritage by volunteering off-duty time and resources to the special place displaying their lineage.The 96th BS Heritage Room is not only a reminder to the maintainers' long, storied history, but is a product of the
  • Eighth Air Force Commander's Vector 2014

    Maj. Gen. Scott A. Vander Hamm, 8th Air Force commander, recently released his vision, in a memorandum dated 29 April, for the future of the Mighty Eighth in continuing the stewardship of the Air Force's top mission.The commander's emphasis is to safeguard America's interests through strategic deterrence and global strike on demand.His vision is to
  • World War II veteran takes final trip to where memories were made

    For many members of the military, there is that one base or one assignment you really enjoy or will remember for the rest of your life - for retired Tech. Sgt. Emil Dihlmann, that place was in the United Kingdom at RAF Alconbury. Dihlmann enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was 25 years old and served as a radio operator on the B-17 Flying
  • 422nd ABG, Helmdon village honor those lost almost 70 years ago

    November 30, 1943, started out as a typical English day in Helmdon, United Kingdom - dark, damp, cloudy and the sun was just starting to break over the horizon - but all of that changed at 8:19 a.m."My father left our cottage, at Astwell Castle Farm, after breakfast to continue the day's work," said Derek Ratledge, who was 8 years old in 1943. "As
  • Maj. Gen. Vander Hamm takes helm of Mighty Eighth

    Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm took command of Eighth Air Force Oct. 23 in a ceremony here presided over by U.S. Strategic Command commander Gen. C. Robert Kehler.Vander Hamm, who was also promoted to the rank of major general during the ceremony, replaces Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson."I want you to know what a privilege it is to serve as your commander,"
  • Wilson expresses confidence in Team Minot

    As his last visit to Minot Air Force Base in his current position, the Eighth Air Force commander met with Airmen throughout the 5th Bomb Wing and visited several construction projects, Sept. 3-6. In addition to visiting ongoing projects, Maj. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson toured the new air traffic control tower and base operations building, which he
  • Memorial marks lives lost 70 years ago at RAF Alconbury

    Nineteen members of the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force's 95th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Force, who lost their lives 70 years ago where honored during the dedication of a memorial plaque in their honor at Alconbury Airfield May 27. The event commemorated the day when, at about 8:30 p.m. May 27, 1943, USAAF ground personnel were arming