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  • Pilot boasts 1,000 flight hours in stealth bomber

    A Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col., from the 131st Bomb Wing marked a major flying milestone, completing 1,000 flying hours in the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.Lt. Col. James Ashlock, director of plans and programs, has served in the U.S. Air Force, both active duty and Air National Guard for 20 years.The U.S. Air Force has a fleet of 20 stealth
  • AFE face-off with COVID by making masks

    As Barksdale’s health protection measures increased in response to COVID-19, face masks are now required to be worn inside the base exchange, commissary and other base facilities. With Airmen being restricted to shop only on base, the need for face masks has increased. Stepping in to fulfill that need are the Airmen of the 2nd Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment shop, who have rallied together to produce and collect nearly 1,000 masks for Barksdale personnel.
  • Pre-WIC helps for future trials

    Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base launched to prepare and train individuals for the Air Force Weapons School April 15.
  • Squadron redesignations bolster enterprise contracting support

    Six Air Force Installation Contracting Center specialized contracting squadrons were redesignated April 20, under the enterprise sourcing squadron structure “for more efficient and effective operations.” In joining other enterprise sourcing squadrons, the new ESSs are positioned as “Centers of Excellence” for distinct business-line strategic contract support across the enterprise, eliminating duplication of effort and contract execution for the same requirements.
  • Air Force selects single contractor for long-range standoff nuclear weapon

    Air Force announced today plans to continue the Long-Range Standoff Weapon’s development with Raytheon Company as a sole-source contractor.
  • Spouses volunteer to produce masks during pandemic

    Over 60 spouses from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas recently volunteered to make face masks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.With the increased demand for supplies, spouses have volunteered to make face masks for medical professionals and those in the Abilene and Dyess communities.The spouses are working diligently to cut, sew and distribute the
  • Dyess hosts its first virtual eSports league

    Starting April 20, 2020, the 7th Force Support Squadron will begin the first season of its virtual eSports league at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.To ensure the safety of everyone participating, the 7th FSS has decided to host the eSports league virtually. All participants will be able to engage via their own home, if they have the consoles and games
  • Command Surgeon team leading AFGSC’s fight against COVID-19

    When most Americans think of the Air Force and warfighting, they probably picture fighter jets engaged in dogfights in the skies above a hostile country, or in the case of Air Force Global Strike Command – bombers and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles wreaking havoc on the enemy. However, in the current battle America is fighting – one against the unseen enemy COVID-19 – it is the Air Force’s medical personnel who are fighting on the front line.
  • Ellsworth cold spray team completes first AF organic repair

    Members assigned to the 28th Maintenance Squadron’s Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Repair Facility conducted a cold spray repair to a B-1B Lancer Forward Equipment Bay (FEB) panel on April 8.
  • Preparing the future: 11th BS continues to train

    With the responsibility of training the next generation of warfighters, the 11th Bomb Squadron is entrusted with preparing new B-52H Stratofortress aircrew to face any and every adversary. So, it’s fitting that the 11th BS is continuing it’s training in the face of the current global pandemic, COVID-19.
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