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  • Whiteman EOD Airmen continue to train and respond amid the coronavirus pandemic

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic there is a team on Whiteman Air Force Base with an explosive mission that doesn’t just stop.The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team continues to train and are ready to respond to emergencies throughout the Midwestern United States, with slight modifications to maintain mission
  • B-1B Lancers return to Indo-Pacific for bomber task force deployment

    B-1B Lancers returned to the Indo-Pacific region in May 1 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Andersen Air Base, Guam.
  • General and Mrs Ray share thoughts on month of the military child

    Editor’s note: The below interview excerpt is from Davis, 13, an Air Force Global Strike Command child, who had the opportunity to chat with the Rays at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.Davis: Hi General, I’m Davis. Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. What do you want to say to military children during the month of the military child?General
  • Nuclear command leverages academia, industry data in COVID-19 fight

    Air Force officials here responsible for two-thirds of the nation’s nuclear weapons enlisted a new partner in the fight against COVID-19—academia and industry.Through a partnership with the Cyber Innovation Center, Louisiana Tech University, and Virtualitics Inc., Air Force Global Strike Command officials rapidly developed a daily report consisting
  • Pair of Ellsworth B-1s further demonstrate force employment model in Pacific

    A pair of B-1s launched from South Dakota April 28 to conduct theater familiarization training. The bomber crews flew more than 32 hours, non-stop, as part of a joint U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission before returning home.
  • Defender life savers

    Many Defenders have multiple skillsets and certifications, but one certification might be considerably more uncommon than others. There are few who can boast they are nationally-certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Recently, two Security Forces Group members attended an Air Force Pararescue EMT course with the Battlefield and Airman Training
  • 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
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