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  • B-52H reaches aviation milestone

    Fifty years ago, the Air Force delivered a devastating, long-range, multi-role bomber to its fleet--the B-52H Stratofortress. May 9 marked the 50th Anniversary of operational service by the B-52H, a milestone in Boeing and aviation history.From entering the skies to combat Soviet tensions during the Cold War to maintaining a presence in recent
  • 608th STOS holds crawfish boil

    Members of the 608th Strategic Operations Squadron held a crawfish boil at the Cyber Innovation Center, home of the Eighth Air Force headquarters staff, in Bossier City, La., May 13. Crawfish season in Louisiana begins in March and continues through July. Louisiana supplies 98 percent of the crawfish harvested in the United States.
  • Eighth Air Force change of command announced

    Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter will relinquish command of Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) to Brig. Gen. Steve Wilson during a change-of-command ceremony June 3 at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base. General Wilson will join the Mighty Eighth from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as the director for Joint Integration,
  • 509th BW supports Operation Odyssey Dawn

    Sometime after noon CDT on March 20, three Air Force Global Strike Command B-2 Spirit bombers returned to home base after striking targets in support of the international response which is enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya.The B-2s landed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., after a more than 25-hour mission in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.The
  • Deterrence assurance at Red Flag

    Members of the 509th and the 131st Bomb Wings integrated to support three B-2 Spirits at Red Flag 11-3, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The team trained on safety, security and effectiveness as stewards of nuclear deterrence.Red Flag is a realistic combat operations exercise, or 'peacetime battlefield,' providing the air forces of the United States and
  • Barksdale Airmen act as extras in Battle: Los Angeles movie

    Second Bomb Wing, Eighth Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen had the opportunity to see themselves on the big screen March 5, during the premiere of "Battle: Los Angeles" at the Boardwalk Regal Theater in Bossier City, La.Airmen were given the opportunity to play as extras and as Marines. Parts of the movie were filmed in the
  • Chief Roy: Global Strike is a mission we can't forget

    More than 1,400 Barksdale Airmen attending an All Call here got to hear the Air Force's highest-ranking enlisted Airman discuss the future of the Air Force, education, training issues, professional military education and resiliency.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy visited here March 8 for an orientation with Air Force Global Strike
  • CSAF visits Whiteman AFB, addresses changes

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz visited here March 8 to meet with Airmen and local civic leaders, and review the capabilities and readiness of this Air Force Global Strike Command base.During an all-call with total force Airmen and civilians, the general said the men and women of Whiteman Air Force Base uphold an awesome
  • 'Mighty Eighth' names 2010's Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    In a gala event held at the Eldorado Resort and Casino in Shreveport, La., on March 3, the Eighth Air Force announced their Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2010 in seven categories including: Airman, Non-Commissioned Officer, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, First Sergeant, Company Grade Officer, Civilian Category I and Civilian Category II. The
  • 23rd BS pilot receives Bronze Star

    He and his team provided more than 3,000 hours of scheduled aircraft coverage for ground troops, which ensured the safe recovery of more than 600 improvised explosive devices before they were used against ground troops. He wrote and published a seven page intermediate airspace command and control standard operating procedure from scratch, which