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  • Combat Raider keeps joint-force proficient, ready for battle

    A young pilot dangles dangerously far from the grassy South Dakota tundra, held on by nothing more than a strap, a cable and a medic from the South Dakota National Guard.   As the Soldier and Airmen are hoisted up toward the HH-60 Pave Hawk medical helicopter, fake blood runs down the captain’s

  • The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17

    The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.

  • General Clark talks bomber leg of triad with CBS 60 Minutes

    A film crew for the CBS show 60 Minutes sets the stage for an interview with U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, at the B-52 weapons load trainer on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 8, 2016. Clark highlighted B-52 capabilities, including air launch cruise

  • Eighth Air Force hosts German commander

    From left, German air force Lt. Gen. Joachim Wundrak, commander of German Air Operations Command, receives a tail flash memento from U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, Aug. 19, 2016. During Wundrak's visit to Barksdale AFB, La., he received a tour of a B-52

  • Eighth Air Force bomber presence felt in Indo-Asia Pacific

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to U.S. bombers. For more than a decade, the U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific, focused on enabling regional security and stability. To sustain that presence, Eighth Air Force, historically known as “the