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  • SJAFB evacuates jets to Barksdale AFB as Irene approaches

    As Hurricane Irene approaches, the 4th Fighter Wing and 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., began evacuating approximately 60 F-15E Strike Eagles and eight KC-135R Stratotankers to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 25.In addition to the aircraft sent to Barksdale, the base also sent approximately 350 aircrew and
  • Still going strong 50 years later

    Base personnel and civic leaders from the city of Minot gathered on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 19 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Air Force Global Strike Command's B-52H Stratofortress.Having first arrived at Minot AFB July 16, 1961, the B-52H Stratofortress has called Minot its home for more than 50 years.Some of the original service
  • 2nd MUNS gears up for Global Strike Challenge

    With only weeks left until the 2nd annual Global Strike Challenge, the 2nd Munitions Squadron team members have kicked training into high gear to ensure they bring the first prize trophy -- and bragging rights -- home to Barksdale AFB.During Global Strike Challenge, Airmen from operations, maintenance and security forces teams from bomber and
  • Eighth Air Force particpates in retreat ceremony

    Members of the Eighth Air Force Headquarters participate in a retreat ceremony with the 2nd Medical Group Aug.10, 2011, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The retreat ceremony serves a twofold purpose. It signals the end of the official duty day and serves as a ceremony for paying respect to the flag. When persons not assigned to a formation are
  • Eighth Air Force major sets record at jump school

    Awe-inspiring. Exhilarating. Beyond fun. Serene. Contemplative. Exhausting. Numbing. Mindless. Stupid. Inane. These are all words one Airman from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force used to describe the feelings and emotions he had after jumping from a plane."I attended, and even more amazingly, graduated from the NATO Jump School in Texel,
  • Barksdale holds first motorcycle awareness ride

    More than 130 riders shinned up their bikes and donned protective gear to attend a motorcycle safety remembrance ride hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Safety office - the first of its kind here.The riders attended an hour long awareness briefing prior to embarking on a two hour course, which lead them through the local community before dropping them off
  • Second-annual Global Strike Challenge underway

    Teams from across Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command, recently began competing in the second-annual Global Strike Challenge.Operations, maintenance and security forces teams from bomber and missile wings will compete to be named best-of-the-best. All units supporting
  • Global Strike Airman tops the list

    An Air Force Global Strike Command technical sergeant was announced as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, here on July 13.Tech. Sgt. Bradley Williams, a vehicle operations supervisor for 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, will be honored by Air Force Association officials in September during the AFA National
  • Eighth Air Force volunteers time to help children

    Fourteen members of the Eighth Air Force volunteered their time to help the Providence House in downtown Shreveport, La., July 20. The Eighth Air Force Top 3 sponsored the event and members from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force staff and 608th Air Operations Center volunteered to build new shelves for the daycare and move furniture in the
  • Buff participates in the Royal International Air Tattoo

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of what is billed as the world's largest military air show, RAF Fairford turned over the airfield to the Royal International Air Tattoo July 16-17.Held at RAF Fairford 21 times since 1985, the Royal International Air Tattoo hosted more than 200 aircraft from 30 countries on static and aerial display, including 18