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  • Barksdale wins first Inter-Base Esports Championship

    The comradery that may come with joining the military is unlike any other bond, and sometimes this connection can be forged by means of activities outside the stereotypical work setting.
  • Barksdale AFB B-52 bombers, LANG F-15s to fly over New Orleans and Baton Rouge in salute to COVID-19 essential workers

    Barksdale Air Force Base and Louisiana Air National Guard pilots are scheduled to fly over medical facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge May 1, to honor and express gratitude for all medical and healthcare professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19 as part of the Air Force Salutes program.The flyover will
  • Minuteman III test launch on schedule, mission ready amid pandemic

    There is no question about it - the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mission is a unique portion of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) nuclear enterprise. Even as the nation is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the nuclear mission requires a 24/7/365 work force that is always ready and reliable.Operational tests of unarmed Minuteman
  • Team Whiteman bands together to continue the mission

    Vince Lombardi once said, “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”Here, at Whiteman Air Force Base, the precautions implemented by each unit and the actions of every individual are crucial to the success of limiting the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.Since the World Health Organization
  • B-1s conduct South China Sea mission, demonstrates global presence

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. flew a 32-hour round-trip sortie to conduct operations over the South China Sea as part of a joint U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission April 29, 2020.
  • #WhitemanSalutesKC wows thousands, thanks medical professionals, healthcare workers, first-responders

    Team Whiteman participated in the Air Force Salutes flyover, Apr. 28, by executing a flyover across the Kansas City, Sedalia and Warrensburg area hospitals.The flyover, tagged #WhitemanSalutesKC, showcased military support for all healthcare workers, essential employees and first-responders while instilling hope and a sense of national unity.“My
  • First-ever Air Force Women’s Fly-In goes virtual May 11

    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will be one of the presenters for the first-ever Air Force Virtual Women’s Fly-In, which will be held live on the Columbus AFB Facebook page from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time May 11, 2020. With a nod to female aviation pioneers as the backdrop, the event, which is open to all Airmen regardless of gender or career field, helps Airmen create networks to learn more about experiences, leadership and life.
  • Planes don’t fly without fuel

    Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving. “The fuels management flight is responsible for the storage, issue, quality control and distribution of fuel and cryogenic products,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jimmy Turner, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels superintendent. “My shop works with every squadron on base. If anyone wants fuel, then they have to deal with POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants).”
  • Dynamic response keeps AFGSC mission ready during pandemic

    With the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, the world is facing incredible challenges, upending routine daily life. Despite the uncertainty this pandemic brings, Air Force Global Strike Command continues to deliver combat-ready long-range strike forces to provide deterrence options at a moment’s notice - anytime, anywhere.“Rest assured, we have
  • My journey with depression and anxiety

    My story starts with my application to become a Military Training Instructor. I was so energized and excited at the thought of having the impact on new trainees; the same impact my MTI had on me. I joined the military initially because I wanted to improve myself, and now as an MTI, I was thrilled at the thought to impart that same desire on others. As a former reservist, I had to submit an application and complete an interview before possibly being selected. I remember practicing my interview answers over and over again. I wanted this and I wasn’t going to rest until I was selected. I talked about my desire to have a tangible impact on trainees and the ability to better myself in the process blah, blah, blah. A few days later I received a phone call that I was selected and I couldn’t contain my excitement. It felt like my dreams were coming true and I was hitting the high point of my life. It was the beginning of my downward spiral.
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