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  • Propulsion Airman keeps bombs, mindset on target

    Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work hard to ensure each B-1B Lancer engine can operate at its 30,000 plus pounds of potential thrust during missions. While each 9th AMU Airman does their part to ensure jets get off the ground, Airman 1st Class Shelby Ries, 379th EAMXS B-1B aerospace propulsion journeyman, keeps bombs dropping as well as anyone.
  • Mighty Eighth bids Chief Boling farewell

    Chief Master Sgt. Alan G. Boling, former 8th Air Force command chief and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center (J-GSOC) senior enlisted leader, retired from active duty Dec. 18, 2018. Chief Boling served as command chief for the Mighty Eighth since July of 2016.
  • Installation excellence

    Ellsworth Air Force Base was the recipient of the 2019 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence for Air Force Global Strike Command. Ellsworth AFB will move on to compete for the award at the Air Force level.
  • U.S., Australian air forces advance combined capabilities at Darwin

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers and approximately 50 Airmen, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, concluded a combined exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at RAAF Base Darwin, Australia, Dec. 9, 2018, in support of exercise Lightning Focus.
  • Mighty Eighth Airman receives academic achievement award

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Lewellen, center left, an aerospace ground equipment technician from Detachment 4 and recent graduate of Airman Leadership School Class 19-A, stands with friends and Mighty Eighth leaders Chief Master Sergeant Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center senior enlisted leader, left, Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th AF and J-GSOC commander, center, and Chief Master Sergeant Shelley Cohen, 8th AF command chief and J-GSOC senior enlisted leader IMA, center-right, following his ALS graduation at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6. In a class comprised of 32 Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen and DOD civilians, Lewellen earned special recognition as the distinguished graduate and academic achievement award. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
  • Eighth Air Force Commander visits his airmen at Whiteman

    Maj. Gen. James C. Dawkins, Jr., Eighth Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Oct. 22-23, 2018.
  • Fueling excellence

    Senior Master Sgt. Mueller won the 2018 General Lew Allen, Jr., Trophy for logistics readiness excellence.
  • Team Minot Airman receives Bronze Star Medal

    Master Sgt. Philip McAlpin, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy repair superintendent, received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement while deployed to Syria. McAlpin’s deployed responsibilities were to oversee repair and maintenance for the Kobani Landing Zone, a semi-prepared dirt runway.
  • PACAF Airmen, B-52s arrive in Australia for combined training

    U.S. Pacific Air Forces deployed aircrew, support Airmen and two B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin to conduct combined exercises and training with their Australian counterparts Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, 2018.
  • 8th AF commander tours Ellsworth

    After firing an M-240 Bravo machine gun, watching his aide-de-camp get taken down in a security forces K-9 demonstration, and addressing the men and women of Ellsworth Air Force Base in an all call assembly, Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr. experienced a little bit of everything during his visit here Nov. 13.