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  • Senate confirms new AFGSC commander

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson has received U.S. Senate confirmation for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command.Wilson currently serves as the commander of Eighth Air Force, here, and as U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional

  • Omaha Trophy presented to Mighty Ninety

    The Mighty Ninety was recently recognized by Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Tuesday, he presented the wing here with the Omaha Trophy.The Omaha Trophy has been presented annually since 1971 and is awarded to the USSTRATCOM wing that best demonstrates the highest

  • Air Force officials announce FY14 force management programs

    In ongoing efforts to continue to size and shape the force to current and future requirements, Air Force officials have announced the fiscal year 2014 force management programs.The Air Force ended FY12 159 Airmen over end strength and anticipates ending FY13 at or marginally over end strength. The

  • President Obama touches down at Whiteman

    President Barack Obama touched down at Whiteman Air Force Base July 24, 2013, on his way to give a speech at the University of Central Missouri in nearby Warrensburg. Once he stepped off Air Force One, Obama greeted 509th Bomb Wing leadership before greeting more than 50 Whiteman warriors who are

  • Kehler lauds capability, credibility of nuclear enterprise

    Sweeping improvements across the U.S. nuclear enterprise since a 2007 incident have increased the focus on the nuclear mission and raised the bar in terms of standards and performance, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command told reporters July 24."In general, I feel much more comfortable today with

  • CrossFit challenge tire flip

    Only the best come north, and the best are built tough. What originally began as a dream workout, changed to working out a dream when Minot Airmen had the idea for the ultimate CrossFit challenge: Flipping an 800-pound tire 11 miles to raise money for wounded veterans. "My goal was to flip the tire

  • Bolstering Spirits in the Year of the B-2

    The Air Force's fleet of B-2 Spirit multi-role bombers will receive defensive system upgrades that will further increase the survivability and effectiveness of the aircraft.The Defensive Management System Modernization program, or DMS-M, will upgrade or replace the Electronic Support Measure suite,