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  • Bombers in Miami

    The presence of U.S. Air Force bombers could be heard and seen across the clear skies of Miami Beach May 27-28.

  • 8 AF commander’s Memorial Day message to bomber Airmen

    Bomber Airmen, This year marks the 150th observance of Memorial Day. On Monday, American flags around the world will be lowered to half-staff in honor of over 1 million servicemen and women who laid down their lives in service to our nation. It is our duty as Americans, living free, to remember and

  • 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.

  • 625th STOS conducts first airborne ICBM launch since 8 AF realignment

    A scheduled Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was launched by two key turns initiated from the Airborne Launch Control System, or ALCS, on-board a Navy E-6B Mercury jet, April 26. The airborne flight test was the first for the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron since its

  • Glory Trip 220: an aircrew’s perspective

    A joint team comprised of U.S. Air Force missileers and U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircrew successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile above the Pacific Ocean April 26, 2017.

  • Veterans, Airmen celebrate 75 years of 8 AF heritage

    On the morning of April 26, some of the very souls who survived numerous life-threatening operations to tell their stories, and made Eighth Air Force what it is today, met current Eighth Air Force Airmen at the Barksdale Global Power Museum Airpark.

  • Year of the Family: HQ 8 AF recognizes 2016 Annual Awards winners

    Senior leadership and “Mighty Eighth” Airmen, along with their family members, gathered at the Barksdale Air Force Base Club today to recognize the Headquarters Eighth Air Force 2016 Annual Award winners for their accomplishments throughout the year.

  • 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.