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  • The B-1 bomber is not done serving the US Air Force

    In the Op-Ed, Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr. describes how the B-1 bridges the legacy and next gen bombers and what the Air Force's plan is to sustain the aircraft's lifecycle.
  • The Mighty Eighth through the eyes of a command chief

    Waking up at 0430, having a day so full of appointments that you must choose which ones to go to, giving speeches off-the-cuff, mentoring and encouraging subordinates, working after hours, and having the responsibility of making big decisions, both operationally and organizationally. These are all part of an average day for our Eighth Air Force command chief Melvina Smith. How do I know you may ask? Well, I had the unique opportunity to shadow our senior enlisted leader for a day.
  • Superhero’s secret: Whiteman AFB ‘sidekicks’

    In the middle of Missouri lives a superhero only a few have ever seen, let alone met. A one-of-a-kind machine, created solely to defend and avenge, that soars high in the clouds in stealthy disguise.
  • Relationships are like building a house; build it well or it will collapse” Unknown

    “Relationships are like building a house; build it well or it will collapse” Unknown
  • New Year New You

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” Chinese proverb
  • More than I asked for

    I left home for the first time in my 20 years of living on Jan. 10, 2017, to become an Airman. I saw the Air Force as an opportunity to better myself through professionalism, education and experience. As a first generation Airman I went in blind, but I knew what I wanted and I wasn’t going to let anything get in my way. However, I was not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster I had strapped myself into. After two flights and a bus ride, I finally arrived at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. As soon as the bus stopped, the doors swung open and a military training instructor ran us off. We made our way into a small room filled with crates overflowing with backpacks, shower shoes, reflective belts and other essential supplies for trainees. Once we were rushed through and loaded up, we were corralled into a giant auditorium filled with what felt like over 1,000 people. The silence in that room was chilling.
  • Honors to showmanship: a weeklong crash course of how to look Honor Guard

    If given the opportunity to get a crash course in your favorite subject, but only in a week, would you take it?
  • Air Force Global Strike Command announces Year of the Family

    Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large. We are calling this year “The Year of the Family,” and will focus our efforts on areas that greatly affect our Strikers and their families. These areas include where our Airmen live, learn, play, pray and receive care.
  • My fight to serve

    The urge to serve one’s country is not something everyone experiences, and only a select few step up to the challenge. It’s a life altering decision, and I was so happy to raise my right hand and say, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”I was working a
  • The nuclear triad

    Members from the United States Strategic Command recently paid a visit to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, to discuss an evolution to our nation's strategic nuclear war plan with B-2 mission planners that work in the 509th Operations Support Squadron. In addition, they provided a briefing on strategic deterrence theory to a small number of