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  • New breezeway a family affair

    Airmen and their families no longer have to brave sub-zero temperatures when walking between the base exchange and commissary, after a new breezeway connecting the two buildings officially opened at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 13. The new, climate-controlled walkway is intended to protect people from the harsh weather conditions common to the
  • Eighth Air Force Top 3 help spread holiday cheer

    Members of the Eighth Air Force Top 3 helped spread holiday cheer by wrapping presents, building bikes, and placing presents in bags for delivery at the Providence House warehouse in Shreveport Dec. 17. The presents will be delivered during Christmas week to families enrolled in the "Adopt-a-Family" program. The Adopt-a-Family program, an annual
  • ‘Mighty Deuce’ shows capability during Falcon Air Meet Exercise

    Aircrews from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew a 36-hour sortie across the world to put bombs on targets in Jordan for a demonstration during Exercise Falcon Air Meet at Azraq Royal Jordanian Air Base Oct. 31.The two-week exercise brought together service members from multiple nations to share doctrine and procedures as well as strengthen relationships and
  • 'Best of the Best' Bomber and Missile Wings earn top honors in competition

    Air Force Global Strike Command officials announced the overall winners of the first Global Strike Challenge, Nov. 17. With the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. Erin Conaton, and commanders of two major commands looking on, the revelers capped the months-long bomber, missile and security forces competition with trophy presentations honoring
  • Air Force command brings focus to nuclear enterprise

    Over the past 15 months, Air Force officials have built from scratch a model new command that will sustain and modernize U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile wings and the nuclear-capable bomber fleet, said the general who leads the new command."Some people have likened that to trying to build an airplane while actually having to fly it," Lt.
  • Chilton named as command’s first Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield inductee

    In an emotional ceremony, Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of United States Strategic Command, learned today he has been selected to be the command's first inductee of the Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield.The surprise notification was made in front of a small joint-service gathering of the Command's enlisted members as the general arrived
  • Mighty Eighth performs retreat ceremony on historic day

    Members of Headquarters Eighth Air Force performed a retreat ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 3, 2010, to commemorate the day in Eighth Air Force history. On Nov. 3, 1943, Eighth Air Force dispatched more than 500 B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators to Wilhelmshaven, a German port along the North Sea, with
  • Eighth Air Force Museum restores B-52D bomber

    Barksdale Air Force Base has a flightline full of Air Force Global Strike Command, 2nd Bomb Wing B-52H bombers and the Eighth Air Force Museum has a B-52 Model D on display, which is going through restoration. Although the models look similar, this particular aircraft has some significant historical meaning."This B-52D with serial number 56-629 was
  • Eighth Air Force holds first quarterly Right Start at CIC

    Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, acting Eighth Air Force command chief, addresses more than 15 new members of Eighth Air Force during a Right Start briefing at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., Oct. 15. This is the first Right Start briefing held at the CIC since Eighth Air Force moved off of Barksdale Air Force Base in April. The