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  • B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

    5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020.The 5th BW enables the demonstration of the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.

  • 625th STOS installs new virtual trainer

    The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in

  • NBA HOF’er Karl Malone visits Barksdale

    NBA Hall of Famer and Louisiana native, Karl Malone, toured Barksdale during a visit to the base Feb. 5-6, 2020.A two time NBA MVP, 14-time NBA all-star and second ranked all time point scorer, Malone spent time with Airmen, toured facilities and even took a ride in a B-52H Stratofortress.

  • 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

  • Wesselhoeft survives WWII U.S. bombing, later joins unit

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret) Adolf Wesselhoeft tells what is was like growing up during the World War II and later as a member of 8th Air Force during a presentation at the History Center in Bossier City, La., Dec. 8, 2019. As a child of German immigrants (but born an American citizen), he and his

  • 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

  • 28th Bomb Wing leadership visits Guam

    ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Col. John R. Edwards, the 28th Bomb Wing Commander and Command Chief Master Sgt. Adam Vizi, recently visited the men and women of Ellsworth AFB deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam.