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  • MAFB museum dedicates 40th Helicopter Squadron display

    A dedication ceremony was held at the base museum on April 28, of its first 40th Helicopter Squadron display.The ceremony began with a chaplain invocation followed by opening remarks from Rob Turnbow, 341st Missile Wing museum director.“The reason we are here today is to recognize the relationship

  • Wright-Patterson, NMUSAF pay tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

    Friends, family and fans from around the country came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 17-18, 2017, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was an

  • Rechristening honors Doolittle Raiders’ 75th anniversary

    The 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was commemorated April 17, 2017, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a B-1 Lancer bomber from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, was rechristened the “Ruptured Duck”. New nose art was also unveiled on the B-1 in tribute to a B-25 Mitchell bomber flown

  • Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran

    A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage. Raymond Odom, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, sat patiently in a large chair on stage as he waited for the unveiling of a memento he lost while serving in the U.S.

  • 75 years of American Airmen: Past, present, future

    On Feb. 1, 1942, the history of today’s 8th Air Force began to write its story. With milestones such as the Doolittle Raid and Operation Linebacker II, it’s no surprise that the 8th Air Force made a lasting legacy and is known today as the “Mighty Eighth.”

  • AFGSC history office unveils new facility

    Air Force Global Strike’s Office of the Command Historian held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Global Strike Research Facility, May 18, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The new facility improves archival storage, research capabilities and other forms of support the history office

  • Desert Storm: 2nd Bomb Wing leads the air war

    In the early morning of January 16, 1991, the 2nd Bomb Wing deployed seven B-52G Stratofortresses crews to Iraq in a single, secret mission that would mark the beginning of Operation Desert Storm.