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  • Barksdale and Minot: Epitome of Interoperability

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale and two B-52s from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, teamed up for an exercise Nov. 21, 2019.
  • Airmen become Air Force first-ever combat-ready firefighters through TRFOC

    Two Airmen with the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron fire department graduated from a Tactical Response Force Orientation Course Oct. 25 – becoming the United States Air Force’s first-ever combat-ready firefighters.
  • History in the making: final CALCM missile package retired

    The sun has set on an integral component of the United States long-range strategic bombing capabilities as the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package was downloaded and disassembled at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to include Desert Storm, Desert Strike, Desert Fox, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Decades later, the final missile package was disassembled to become demilitarized.
  • Former member of the 36th EWS, WWII vet, awarded French Legion of Honor

    James P. Ostler, age 99, a former member of the 36th Bombardment Squadron, was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal from France in a November 21, 2019 Ceremony in Arlington Heights, Ill. for his efforts in WWII as a navigator on the B-17.
  • Rated officer volunteers needed to support aviation diversity outreach

    Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 is encouraging units to nominate Air Force rated officers from across the Total Force to support outreach and engagement activities designed to increase aviation diversity and support youth aviation awareness.
  • Minot wins Barksdale Trophy for outstanding community support

    After months of competition across the command, Air Force Global Strike Command honored the “Best of the Best” in bombers, ICBMs, helicopters, maintenance and security forces during a scoreposting event Nov. 20.However, another equally-important honor was handed out for the second time since it was created in 2017 – the Barksdale Trophy – given to
  • Hundreds of millions of dollars saved with innovation: Weapons Generation Facilities a success story for DoD

    Over the next several years, Air Force Global Strike Command will continue to improve its lethality and readiness through the upgrade and construction of several new Weapons Generation Facilities across the command. Weapons Generation Facilities consolidate the weapon maintenance, storage and training functions required to support the
  • AFGSC announces Global Strike Challenge winners

    Global Strike Challenge 2019 concluded with Air Force Global Strike Command announcing the winners at a scoreposting event here, Nov. 20.
  • B-52s complete 19.5-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii November 15 and 18.
  • Lethal competition: ICBM maintenance teams show discipline and readiness

    Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series covering the competition categories of Global Strike Challenge.Airmen representing the “best of the best” maintainers in the intercontinental ballistic missile force are getting hyped to find out which ICBM maintenance team will take the top award at the culminating event for the command’s premier