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  • Barksdale Airmen recognize Juneteenth

    Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, addresses Airmen during a Juneteenth commemoration at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 19, 2020. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is dedicated to celebrating the liberation of those who were once enslaved in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christina Rios)
  • Airmen, canines work paw-in-hand

    There are many reasons why members of the Department of Defense choose to put on the uniform and live a life of service to their country. For some, it’s due to the many unique professional opportunities that the DoD offers. This is no different for the military working dog handlers from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron.
  • B-52s demonstrate bilateral, joint force integration in Indo-Pacific

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers integrated with the Koku-Jieitai, or Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighters and U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growlers over the Sea of Japan, June, 17.
  • ALS class collects food donations for local veterans, homeless shelters

    Although COVID-19 may have limited volunteer options due to social distancing guidelines and restrictions within the community, the most recent class of Airman Leadership School (ALS) students and instructors still found a way for Airmen to get involved with their community. Throughout the six weeks of the course, Kakascik and the rest of the ALS 20-5 students collected nearly 800 cans from the Team Kirtland community.
  • B-52s deploy to Alaska, demonstrate global agility

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region June 14 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Team Whiteman Airmen share their role in strategic bomber mission with SECAF

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 11, 2020, to familiarize herself with Team Whiteman’s mission in maintaining global support and combat readiness.During her visit, Barrett spoke with base leaders, first responders and maintenance personnel across the installation.“It was an honor to showcase
  • Weatherington takes command of ‘The Mighty Eighth’ and J-GSOC

    Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington takes command of the J-GSOC and 8th Air Force, June 12, 2020.
  • US Air Force B-1s, JASDF fighters complete several training missions in one month

    Over the past several months, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers and B-52 Stratofortresses conducted bilateral training with Koku-Jieitai, or Japanese Air Self-Defense Force assets.
  • Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.
  • Aerospace medicine: flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as ‘flight doctors’ or ‘flight physicians.’ In current times, flight surgeons still play a unique and integral role in the Air Force mission.
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