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  • B-1s deploy to Centcom

    The 28th Bomb Wing deployed B-1s, Airmen and support equipment to Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, to fly missions in U.S. Central Command.Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel from Ellsworth Air Force Base will execute sorties providing multi-role combat airpower in support of U.S. and coalition forces. Airmen in a wide range of roles will be
  • 625th STOS participates in all-female alert day

    The 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, participated in an Air Force-wide all-female missile alert crew with the U.S.’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases March 25, 2018.March 25 is the 32nd anniversary of the first all-female Minuteman crew, who stood alert at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, in 1986. At
  • Whiteman wins best Strategic Bomber award

    The 509th and 131st Bomb Wings were announced as the best Strategic Bomber units and co-winners of the 2017 Omaha Trophy award, Feb. 26, 2018, by U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command.The Omaha Trophy, which dates back to the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, is presented in five official categories:
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Recruits prepare to ship out after swear-in ceremony

    A Military Entrance Processing Station, or MEPS for short, is the gateway for many entering military service (all branches). On average, the Shreveport, Louisiana MEPS processes approximately 6,000 applicants annually. On Feb. 27, 8th Air Force leadership visited the station and swore in more than a dozen future Airmen, Sailors, Marines and
  • Sgt "Snuffy" Smith honored within halls of 8th AF

    Members of Barksdale AFB gather outside of 8th Air Force headquarters for a ceremony honoring Sgt. Maynard Harrison Smith at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 1, 2018. A plaque dedicated to Sgt. Smith was revealed and is now displayed on a wall in the 8AF headquarters. Smith was the first enlisted Medal of Honor recipient in the Eighth Air Force
  • Omaha Trophy Winners Announced for 2017

    In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) strategic deterrence mission, U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2017 Omaha Trophies Feb. 26, 2018.
  • 5th OSS: packing parachutes, saving lives

    Airmen from the 5th Operations Support Squadron parachute shop pack back-automatic and drag parachutes at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The aircrew flight equipment flight is responsible for maintaining and inspecting all life-saving equipment on the B-52H Stratofortress prior to each mission, and are on-duty for each take-off and landing to correct any potential aircrew-related equipment issues. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
  • AFGSC hosts human weapons system team conference

    Air Force Global Strike Command hosted the 2018 Human Weapons System Team Conference Feb. 12 to 13, at Barksdale Air Force Base. The conference, comprised of attendees from each AFGSC base, addressed programs and questions regarding Airmen, civilians and their families.