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  • Interagency exercise paves way for progressive training

    Members of the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron, 40th Helicopter Squadron, 341st Security Support Squadron tactical response force, 341st Medical Group and 341st Missile Wing safety, with support from the 12th Missile Squadron, participated in an integrated exercise, displaying the weapons and tactics used during a recapture and recovery of an intercontinental ballistic missile launch facility.
  • Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test

    The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts

    Just like every other aircraft, parts on a B-52H Stratofortress age, get damaged and become unserviceable. One detachment on base has developed a way to take those unusable parts and create hands-on training opportunities for maintainers.
  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more significance than just a weekend of entertainment. With duty stations more than 200 miles apart, Maj. Natasha E. Blankenship, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 183rd Airlift Squadron in Jackson, Mississippi, and her husband, Maj. John R. Blankenship, a B-52 Stratofortress pilot with the 96th Bomb Squadron here, were reunited as Natasha Blankenship flew a C-17 from Jackson into Barksdale to be put on display as part of the air show.
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    Seventy-five years ago on June 6, 1944, the allied powers in World War 2 embarked on the largest amphibious landing of all time and one of the largest airborne assaults with more than 150,000 troops onto five beaches on the northern coast of German-occupied France in Normandy.
  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • U.S. Air Force bomber, fighter squadrons support Australian Air Force training

    ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE DARWIN, Australia – The 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), forward deployed from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, and the California Air National Guard’s 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron out of Fresno, Calif., provided training support to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during exercise Diamond Storm May 6 to 26, 2019.
  • 40th HS, local forces rescue man

    A U.S. Air Force helicopter crew rescued a man June 3 near Monarch, Montana, concluding ground and air search and rescue groups around 11 p.m.The 40th Helicopter Squadron received the request Monday night around 10 p.m. to assist the Cascade County Sheriff’s Department in rescuing the man after he fell from a steep cliff and was holding on to a
  • Two Ellsworth squadrons recognized as the ‘best’

    Two squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base won awards naming them the best squadrons of their kind for U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command in 2018.
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