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  • Eighth AF commander visits BTF Airmen in European theater

    Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., the Eighth Air Force commander, flew across the Atlantic to visit his Airmen at Royal Air Base Fairford, England, from August 27-28, 2019. He also flew a B-2 training sortie during his visit.“The opportunity to get out and visit units gives me that rare insight into how

  • SMAC receives new commander

    Col. Matthew W. McDaniel, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander, receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, during an assumption of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base,

  • 2019 BTF comes to an end

    More than 450 personnel and six B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned home following a short-term deployment to RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe, April 11, 2019. The BTF deployment enabled theater integration

  • 2 Comm Airman fixes F-35 software

    Not knowing what to expect, Senior Airman Troy Burns, 2nd Communication Squadron client systems technician, quit his job as a county jail corrections officer and left his hometown of Abilene, Texas to enlist in the Air Force and eventually be stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, 374

  • 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

  • Combat Raider 19-1 keeps forces ready, lethal

    Aircrew from all 8th Air Force bases flew over the Powder River Training Complex together for the first time during Combat Raider 19-1 on Oct. 16-18. They coordinated with joint tactical air controllers from the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, who helped

  • 4 Dyess aircrew earn Distinguished Flying Cross Medals

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander presented a Distinguished Flying Cross July 13 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to each of the B-1B Lancer aircrew members who experienced an in-flight emergency in May.   Gen. Robin Rand, AFGSC commander, presented Distinguished Flying Cross medals to

  • 625th STOS Airman completes 400th alert

    When Capt. Paul Bouvier arrived at the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, in October 2016, he was just in time to bear witness to a transition in the mindset of the missiles field throughout the Air Force. As an Airborne Launch Control System intelligence officer

  • PCS Bazaar educates Airmen, families

    Ellsworth Air Force Base hosted a Permanent Change of Station Bazaar inside the Dakota’s Club, April 19, 2018. This event brought base agencies and local vendors together to educate Airmen and their families on the PCS process and resources available to them.“This is the first of its kind,” said