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  • 8th AF leaders visit 2nd BW

    Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina A. Smith, 8th AF and J-GSOC command chief, visit the 2nd Medical Group laboratory during their official visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 12, 2020. Weatherington and Smith were both
  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.
  • Exercise tests Barksdale’s readiness

    Barksdale executed an exercise to test the readiness of all sides of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Sept. 21 to 25, 2020.
  • Better Together: Team Whiteman Airman initiates change by connecting community

    Current events, like the death of George Floyd, have made organizations across the U.S. Air Force take a deep dive into talking about views on racial disparity.One Whiteman Airman, Staff Sgt. Jarrod Peterson, a 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron software engineer who normally finds himself maintaining mission planning and information distribution
  • AFGSC tests unarmed Minuteman III from airborne control center

    A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy sailors launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United
  • 625th STOS installs new virtual trainer

    The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in March 2019.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • New construction begins at Offutt, SACCS to receive new home

    Construction for a new facility began at Offutt AFB that will house SACCS, which is maintained by the 595th Strategic Communications Squadron.
  • Air Force leadership conducts privatized housing tour at Barksdale

    The Honorable John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, and Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Barksdale Jan. 6, 2020 to conduct a privatized housing tour. The tour familiarized the leaders with the current condition of privatized base housing here, aligning with current Air Force efforts to improve the Military Housing Privatization Initiative Program for the service.
  • 28th Medical Group hosts DECON exercise

    The 28th Medical Group hosted a decontamination exercise to demonstrate and test their readiness and capabilities to handle a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threat in a real-world situation. They were timed and tested on their ability to don their gear, set up a DECON station, set up a water heater to provide warm water to the station and clean all harmful chemicals and materials from a training dummy. They were able to complete their task well under the allotted completion time and earn required certifications pertaining to their career field.
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