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  • Airmen mourn passing of 'Chief Flasch'

    The Air Force's highest ranking enlisted Airman is celebrating the life of retired Chief Master Sgt. James J. Flaschenriem, joining those who knew him well here at Barksdale in mourning the April 26 passing of one of the first chief master sergeants in Air Force history."Chief Flaschenreim was a

  • Eighth Air Force change of command announced

    Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter will relinquish command of Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) to Brig. Gen. Steve Wilson during a change-of-command ceremony June 3 at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base. General Wilson will join the Mighty Eighth from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., where he

  • North Dakota bill promotes opportunites for military children

    A North Dakota law, designed to provide greater educational opportunities for children of military families, passed both legislative state houses April 27, and awaits a final signature from the governor. House Bill 1248, the Military Children Education Compact, seeks to integrate North Dakota as the

  • Whiteman assists in worldwide radiation study

    The Air Force is currently sampling air radiation levels globally in a study to assess the effects of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant melt down. The 509th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental engineering shop is measuring alpha particles in the air around Whiteman in support of this

  • Wing One hosts 3-star commander

    The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command and his spouse recently visited the 341st Missile Wing to observe Team Malmstrom's nuclear deterrence mission.A highlight of the visit saw Lt. Gen. Jim Kowalski flying in a UH-1N helicopter, above a convoy mission after meeting security forces and

  • Energy initiatives under way at Malmstrom

    The strategic deterrent mission Airmen support every day on this Air Force Global Strike Command base revolves highly around vehicles and the fuel it takes to power them. In order to support the Air Force's overall goal to increase supply, reduce demand and change the culture, Malmstrom has taken

  • Whiteman charges toward energy conservation goals

    One of the Air Force's ongoing concerns remains reducing the demand, increasing the supply and changing the culture behind energy management. Currently the largest energy user in the Department of Defense, the Air Force is attempting to reduce its energy consumption dramatically by 2015.In support