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  • Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary

    Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons are celebrating the organization’s commitment to community service today — a commitment that began Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years.

  • The First 100: Douglas D. Stoddard

    Douglas D. Stoddard, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 27, 2021. Stoddard was previously stationed in Minot in September of 1958 and was one of the first 100 people ever to receive orders to the brand new base, at that time.

  • The 377th Air Base Wing: 55 years of service

    This week marks the 55th birthday of the 377th Air Base Wing. While residents and workers at Kirtland Air Force Base are aware of the 377 ABW’s current role in providing support to the installation, its tenant units and mission partners, and the nuclear enterprise, the wing itself has a very

  • The Origins of Kirtland Air Force Base

    Eighty years ago this week, the U.S. Army Air Corps officially named a military aircraft depot just southeast of downtown Albuquerque as “Albuquerque Army Air Base.” The depot had been used as an “Airway Station” and maintenance facility since late 1939, for aircraft being sent to Great Britain

  • A shared journey: Twin brothers walk similar paths in Air Force

    It is June 2007, mid-Monday morning at a retirement ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Two brothers stand opposite each other. One is Melvin Bowen, retiring from the rank of lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. The other is Lt. Col. Kelvin Bowen,

  • AFGSC upgrades museums, heritage sites

    Museums and heritage centers within Air Force Global Strike Command are currently undergoing changes to connect a new generation of Airmen with the Global Strike mission. The changes range from minor signage improvements to complete construction overhauls that are meant to bring the sites into the

  • Newest bomber technology makes history

    History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. These launchers are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to

  • A titan laid to rest

    After 30 years inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a Titan I missile was moved to its final resting place at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, Aug. 16, 2017. Before a crew from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron transported this historic behemoth to the cradles that hold it