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  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.
  • Paving the way: Air Force daughter looks back at family legacy of service

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Riley Fulton, a 509th Healthcare Operation Squadron medical logistics technician, comes from an Air Force family; her mother, father and stepfather served in the Air Force. Three years ago she made the decision to follow in her family’s footsteps.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • 91 MW first reserve alert

    For the first time ever on Oct. 26, 2019, a reserve Airman completed a 24 hour “alert” at a Missile Alert Facility after 60 years of using Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in the U.S. Air Force.
  • SNCOs: Mentor Future Commanders!

    “More is caught, than taught.” This common colloquialism rings true for individual development. Regardless of your tenure in the Top 3, if you have just sewn on master sergeant, or are a chief master sergeant hitting high year tenure, senior NCOs shape tomorrow’s joint leaders. We set the example for what we want to see in emerging leaders and provide the template with our actions.
  • The Healing Process

    It was the stereotypical image of a car accident, the one where cars are frozen in time as their metal noses scrunch back to avoid colliding. Inside the car, glass shards danced in the air as her body was jerked toward the windshield.
  • 5th MUNS: The influence of magic

    His fingers flipped through a deck of cards, all eyes fixated on him watching his hands move carefully. Machine-like movements and mastery of situational awareness are just a few of his tools.
  • One Choice: Learning Curves on one Airman’s Road to Redemption

    “We have an incredible mission here at Barksdale and it takes the entire team to make that mission happen,” said Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd BW commander. “When we lose an Airman to an alcohol-related incident, it not only hurts the Airman's career, but it hurts their teammates, their squadron, their group and the entire Wing. Over the past three months we have effectively lost production and training from 23 Airmen across the base. In today's environment where every squadron is short of personnel, we cannot afford to lose even one person let alone 23.”
  • 5 AMXS team washes the warbird

    Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 14, 2017. It takes the nine-Airman team two days and approximately 10 gallons of soap to wash each jet when it comes in for its routine wash every 120 days. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
  • 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower

    Airmen from the 5th Munitions Squadron build GBU-38 bomb units at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 27, 2016. The 5th MUNS consists of 225 Airmen and is responsible for assembling, testing and inspecting conventional munitions for the 5th Bomb Wing’s B-52H Stratofortresses. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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