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  • Drawing courage from the legacy of the Bloody Hundredth

    We pride ourselves on being the most lethal Air Force in the world, but that means our job is inherently dangerous. Just like the Airmen who flew, fought and won before us, we have to accept the nature of our business, and do whatever it takes to establish air dominance and ensure international peace.
  • Newest bomber technology makes history

    History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.
  • A titan laid to rest

    After 30 years inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a Titan I missile was moved to its final resting place at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, Aug. 16, 2017. Before a crew from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transported this historic behemoth to the cradles that hold it now, the retired nuclear missile was more than a
  • HQ 8 AF dedicated to WWII leader

    Upon the mention of his name, this former Eighth Air Force commander is best remembered for his heroic actions while leading an air combat mission on Tokyo, April 18, 1942, historically known as the Doolittle Raid.
  • 8 AF celebrates 75 years

    A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and
  • Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

    A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage. Raymond Odom, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, sat patiently in a large chair on stage as he waited for the unveiling of a memento he lost while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England more than 70 years ago.
  • 75 years of American Airmen: Past, present, future

    On Feb. 1, 1942, the history of today’s 8th Air Force began to write its story. With milestones such as the Doolittle Raid and Operation Linebacker II, it’s no surprise that the 8th Air Force made a lasting legacy and is known today as the “Mighty Eighth.”
  • Commander's Veterans Day Message

    Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere's note to Mighty Eighth Airmen on Veterans Day.
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