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  • Lethal competition: Bomber operations competition pushes for excellence in all conditions

    Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series covering the competition categories of Global Strike Challenge.Bomber operators in Air Force Global Strike Command got the chance to demonstrate their skills over the summer during the bomber operations portion of Global Strike Challenge.Teams from the B-1B, B-2 and B-52H community competed in several
  • Fighting against bloody noggins

    Bam, ouch! A young Airman hits his head on a piece of equipment while performing missile maintenance. The Airmen of the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron work hard daily to perform upkeep on missiles at different missile alert and launch facilities. It is a common occurrence for Airmen to hit and hurt themselves while performing maintenance. Tech. Sgt. Haisen Exon, 90 MMXS, Facilities Maintenance Section, support section NCOIC, came up with an idea to prevent his teammates from hitting their heads repeatedly while performing maintenance in non-hard hat areas.
  • Lethal competition: Security forces defenders push physical, mental limits

    Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series covering the competition categories of Global Strike Challenge.Security forces Defenders from across Air Force Global Strike Command competed during the summer to determine which teams were the “best of the best” during the command’s seventh Global Strike Challenge competition.Global Strike Challenge is
  • All in a day's work

    Two defenders from the 790th Missile Security Forces Squadron were awarded Air Force Commendation Awards at a ceremony Nov. 15, 2019, in the base theater on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton and Christian Reid, 790th MSFS Foxtrot Flight Night Alarm Response Team, were recognized for their efforts in rescuing a
  • Tanker partners broaden global strike capabilities

    When carrying out the nation’s top mission, there is no room for failure. The nation relies on the capabilities of its armed forces to ensure that freedoms endure. Strategic deterrence is the responsibility of Airmen from each of the Air Force’s major commands and Air Mobility Command’s role is to deliver rapid global mobility. Mobility Airmen step up every day to contribute to the high-end fight. Through precise training, the Airmen of the 6th and the 927th Air Refueling Wings, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, remain ready to deter near peer adversaries.
  • Trickery and fun are part of competition

    When the Global Strike Challenge 2019 scores post Nov. 20 on the 80 foot by 15 foot blue metal scoreboard in Hoban Hall only one missile wing and one bomb wing will be named “Best of the Best.”Months of grueling competition will end in victory and cheers for a select few, while the rest return to their Global Strike Command bases with a commitment
  • Bomber Task Force 20-1 Completes Mission in Europe

    On the evening of the Oct. 10, 2019, four B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing departed Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, enroute to a month-long deployment at RAF Fairford, England. While based at RAF Fairford, the bombers, air crew, maintainers and support personnel conducted integration and interoperability training
  • Thought-leader course strives to develop, empower civilian workforce

    Thirty-eight civilian employees attended Air Force Global Strike Command’s Civilian Strategic Thought Leader Course, here, from Nov. 5-7. The course aims to produce advocates for the command to promote its mission, capabilities and Airmen. The curriculum exposes students to AFGSC history, heritage, senior leaders and subject matter experts, each speaking to a portion of the command’s primary focus—warfighting and winning against 21st century threats.
  • Lethal competition: Bomber maintainers showcase skills on the flightline

    Bomber maintainers and munitions crews from throughout Air Force Global Strike Command competed over the summer to determine which maintenance crews and bomber load teams are the “best of the best” in the command during the seventh Global Strike Challenge competition.
  • Barksdale honors long-time RAO director with building commemoration

    The life-long service of a military veteran has been forever memorialized following the renaming and dedication of the 2nd Mission Support Group building at Barksdale during a ceremony on Nov. 8, 2019. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, director of military retiree affairs for Barksdale, served 38 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force. He has also spent the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department. He is believed to be the only known American to have served in World War II, the Korean War, the French Indo-China War, the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Vietnam War.