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  • Global Strike Challenge 2014: Meet Malmstrom's MMXS team members

    Editor's Note: This is part of a series highlighting the 2014 Global Strike Challenge teams.Originally established in 1967, the "Curtain Raiser" was the first competition designed to test the skill of intercontinental ballistic missile wings in the U.S. Air Force. Today the event is known as the

  • 5th BW celebrates 95 years

    Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the 5th Bomb Wing. Originally activated August 15, 1919 as the 2nd Observation Group at Luke Field in the Territory of Hawaii, the men and women of the 5th BW have seen action in WWII and Operations Desert Fox, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, to

  • Barksdale participates in MITO exercise

    Ten B-52H Stratofortress bombers took part in a minimum interval takeoff exercise, or MITO, showcasing ground and aircrew's abilities, here Aug. 14.During a MITO, each aircraft is equipped with eight starter cartridges filled with gunpowder, that allows the engines to start up faster than a normal

  • Weathering the years

    Three days before Christmas, in 1966, a 17-year-old boy began a journey that would last 22 years and take him around the world. Approximately 40 years after Miller was stationed at Minot, and 26 years after retirement, he returned to the base to take a tour through the weather flight's new facility

  • Stratcom Conference Focuses on 21st-century Deterrence

    How strategic deterrence has changed and whether the United States is equipped for deterrence in the 21st century are among the questions that will be debated at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska, Stratcom's commander said today.Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney kicked off

  • B-52 aircrews hone long-range ISR capabilities during PANAMAX 14

    Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command recently took advantage of a multinational U.S. Southern Command-led exercise to hone their long-range reconnaissance capabilities.The 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew a B-52 Stratofortress bomber on a nonstop mission from the

  • Serving the country that welcomed them

    Two Airmen from Minot Air Force Base recently received their United States citizenship. Both Airmen, from the 5th Comptroller Squadron, further cemented their commitment and service to the U.S. during a naturalization ceremony held in Bismarck, North Dakota, July 31."I came to the United States six

  • Prairie Rampart 14-2

    "The key is training for first responders, and evaluating their ability to quickly adapt as the situation evolves," said Rodney Onstott, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management deputy flight chief and the installation emergency manager.The entire base participated in Prairie

  • Global Strike Top Shot

    Every Airman has a story, and that's especially true for the 25,000 officers, enlisted personnel and civilians who comprise Air Force Global Strike Command. Capturing and highlighting snapshots of our Airmen's lives and how they fit into the AFGSC mission is a way the command can highlight the hard