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Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Commander Air Force Sustainment Center, addresses Air Force Global Strike Command wing, vice wing and operations group commanders about how AFSC can support the deterrence mission during the Senior Officer Sustainment Course. The two-day course focused on logistics, maintenance and asset management processes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Raatz) Sustainment Course educates AFGSC leaders, facilitates logistics discussions
Air Force Global Strike Command specializes in delivering flexible and responsive capabilities and applying persistent combat power to targets around the world; however, AFGSC would not be able to carry out this mission without support from the Air Force Sustainment Center, based at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, stops to talk with an Airman at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 30, 2016.  Bussiere’s objective is to spend time with Airmen of the “Mighty Eighth,” and to share his command focus on discipline, excellence and pride.  
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)
8 AF commander engages with bomber Airmen at Andersen AFB

0 12/06
2016
A B-52H Stratofortress takes off in support of the 5th Bomb Wing's support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence at Andersen AFB, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keith Ballard) B-52s deploy to Guam for short-term mission
Three B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 2. This short-term deployment will ensure bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency, and will provide opportunities to integrate capabilities with regional partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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2016
Airmen from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard conduct a burial ceremony for a veteran during a winter storm at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D., Nov. 29, 2016. The primary mission of the honor guard is to provide full military funeral honors to our veterans, retirees and active-duty personnel. In total, seven Airmen were required at the cemetery to properly conduct the full retiree ceremony, which is as a solemn act of recognition and remembrance by a grateful nation for dedicated service and sacrifices. (Courtesy photo) Despite winter weather, Airmen honor veteran
Airmen from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard conduct a burial ceremony for a veteran during a winter storm at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D., Nov. 29, 2016. The primary mission of the honor guard is to provide full military funeral honors to our veterans, retirees and active-duty personnel. In total, seven Airmen were required at the cemetery to properly conduct the full retiree ceremony, which is as a solemn act of recognition and remembrance by a grateful nation for dedicated service and sacrifices. (Courtesy Photo) Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard, burial ceremony, Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D.
0 12/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo Deployed Ellsworth Airman receives call from POTUS
Sitting at a desk in Afghanistan, a young Airman awaits a call from the most powerful man in the free world.Airman 1st Class Steven McRavin, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group guardian angel, was chosen to receive a phone call from President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving. “He thanked me for being here and doing good things,” said McRavin, who is
0 11/29
2016
Airman 1st Class Jarrett Nave, 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron electro-mechanical technician and Senior Airman Todd Nave, 91st MMXS missile communications team chief pose for a photo at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 15, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Bully Brothers
Airman 1st Class Jarret Nave, a 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron electro-mechanical technician, knew where he wished to be stationed when he booked the same job as his older brother. As fate would have it, he ended up with the same job as his brother Senior Airman Todd Nave, a 91st MMXS missile communications team chief.
0 11/25
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Senior Airman Brandon Thompson, 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron defender, provides security during a recapture and recovery exercise at the missile complex, N.D., Nov. 16, 2016. During the simulated scenario, Thompson and other defenders secured an area, while others recovered the asset, which was taken over by hostile forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Missile defenders practice recapture, recovery
Defenders from the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron participated in a recapture and recovery exercise at the missile complex, N.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The scenario tested the defenders’ response to an asset being taken over by hostile forces. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Apryl Hall)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command bases during a Bomber Corps Development Course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2016. The Airmen in attendance came to Barksdale to gain face-to-face knowledge about 8th Air Force history, heritage, culture and more. The AFGSC and 8th Air Force sponsored course encourages flight and squadron leaders to take the information back to their coworkers to help advocate a better understanding of ‘why’ AFGSC relies on highly trained Airmen, and how they contribute to 8th Air Force’s “big picture.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Alexis Schultz) Bomber culture grows roots with corps development class
The 8th Air Force that exists today functions and operates based off the accomplishments of its ancestors from 1942 who surpassed mission expectations, took risks and made tremendous sacrifices all in the bettering of the nation.
0 11/18
2016
A B-1 bomber from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron leads a formation with fighters in front of U.S. Navy and Japanese surface vessels during Exercise Keen Sword 17, which took place Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Japan, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Keen Sword is a bilateral exercise between the Japanese Self-Defense Force and the United States designed to strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance and increase combined combat readiness within the framework of the alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Nathan Burke) Deployed B-1s join U.S. forces, JSDF for Exercise Keen Sword
B-1 bombers from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed to Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, joined U.S. forces and the Japan Self-Defense Force for Exercise Keen Sword 17, a joint and bilateral exercise held biennially off the coast of Japan. Keen Sword tests Japan-U.S. interoperability in a number of mission areas to include integrated air and missile defense as well as amphibious operations. Editor’s Note: Information for this story was compiled from DVIDS and other military websites.
0 11/18
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Staff Sgts. Edward Breen and Michael Pincher, joint terminal attack controllers assigned to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., write down location coordinates during a joint training exercise at the Powder River Training Complex, Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The training exercise was designed to train both JTACs and aircrew under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anania Tekurio/Released) Joint training exercise focuses on personnel recovery during Combat Raider
As Combat Raider continues, participants conducted personnel recovery training Nov. 16, 2016, just north of Belle Fourche, SD., in the Powder River Training Complex. The event started with a show-of-force by two B-1 Bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base guided by joint tactical controllers from the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Once the area was clear, a helicopter from the South Dakota National Guard’s 189th Aviation Regiment came to evacuate the simulated causalities.
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