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  • Mighty Eighth honors 100-yr-old WWII vet

    Eighth Air Force historian, Lane Callaway, right, presents a letter of appreciation and commemorative coin on behalf of Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr., 8th Air Force commander, to Army Air Corps First Lt. John Willis, Jr., at his home in Minden, La., Dec. 10. Willis is a World War II vet who was

  • 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