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  • Barksdale Remembers RAIDR 21

    Family, friends and members of Team Barksdale gathered to remember the aviators of RAIDR 21 in a ceremony here, July 21. The ceremony was held to honor the crew, the families they left behind, and to remind all in attendance that how we live is the ultimate tribute to those we've lost."As an Air

  • CMSAF speaks to Minot Airmen

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody heard directly from the enlisted force about issues important to them during his two Airmen's calls here July 12, 2013. In discussing his vision for the Air Force with the tough fiscal road ahead, the Chief said the force is on the cusp of some dramatic

  • STRATCOM commander discusses mission, future of Global Strike

    The commander of U.S. Strategic Command discussed the mission and future of Air Force Global Strike Command at an all-call here July 15."The skills that we have for the nuclear deterrence mission will be needed as far into the future as I can see," Gen. C. Robert Kehler said. "As long as we have

  • AFGSC Commander nominated to position at USSTRATCOM

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has nominated Air Force Global Strike Command Commander, Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

  • Bombers, recon, bombers and missiles

    A long time ago, in an era far, far away, while the Nazi empire led by Adolf Hitler was taking hold of neighboring countries by force, the allies were preparing for war to stop them.The 91st Bombardment Group initially stood up in April 1942, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor and

  • Airman's actions lead to heroic rescue

    For Airman 1st Class Jake Bush, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron electro-mechanical technician, July 1 was a seemingly normal Monday. Just hours after completing a CPR refresher training course, Bush was put in an unlikely situation that required him to put his skills to good use. He rescued three

  • Safety program gives Airmen avenue to identify potential issues

    In April of 2006, a B-52 crew was bringing their aircraft in after a long training mission -- adverse weather conditions surrounding their home station made for a trying and difficult approach.The bomber finally broke through the clouds, and finding the runway clear; the crew expected an easy

  • Civil engineers team up to set TFI benchmark

    Active-duty and Guard Airmen have the same training, but different mindsets and different missions.Despite the challenges they face in working together, collaboration between the two often results in more efficient and effective Air Force operations.As a part of this total force integration mindset,

  • Surviving from point A to point B

    Flying is inherently dangerous--every flight and every mission carries the possibility of crashing.To ensure all Airmen who take this risk have the best possible chance of making it through and returning home to their loved ones, survival, evasion, resistance and escape (SERE) specialists provide