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  • 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.
  • Aerospace medicine: flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly. Today, flight surgeons are more commonly known as ‘flight doctors’ or ‘flight physicians.’ In current times, flight surgeons still play a unique and integral role in the Air Force mission.
  • Public Health on the front lines of the invisible enemy

    It’s often said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. Throughout the undeniable adversity the world has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the Airmen of the 2nd Medical Group public health unit has shown through.
  • Director confirmed for 2-star promotion signifies command growth, prominence

    Brig. Gen. Andrew Gebara, director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Requirements for Air Force Global Strike Command, was promoted to major general, May 29.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub ‘STRIKEWERX’ now open for business

    Air Force Global Strike Command launched STRIKEWERX May 28, a new national innovation hub serving as the command’s store front for connecting with industry and academia, finding solutions to the command’s challenges and coming up with innovative ideas to shape the future.Originally planned to be an in-person grand opening earlier in the year, the
  • Ellsworth B-1s return to European Theater as part of latest BTF mission

    B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a second long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the European theater that included key interactions with U.S. assets as well as Danish and Polish forces May 11, 2020.
  • B-1s conduct Bomber Task Force mission in Baltic region

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Baltic region, May 5, 2020.
  • General and Mrs Ray share thoughts on month of the military child

    Editor’s note: The below interview excerpt is from Davis, 13, an Air Force Global Strike Command child, who had the opportunity to chat with the Rays at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.Davis: Hi General, I’m Davis. Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. What do you want to say to military children during the month of the military child?General
  • Minuteman III test launch on schedule, mission ready amid pandemic

    There is no question about it - the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mission is a unique portion of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) nuclear enterprise. Even as the nation is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the nuclear mission requires a 24/7/365 work force that is always ready and reliable.Operational tests of unarmed Minuteman
  • #WhitemanSalutesKC wows thousands, thanks medical professionals, healthcare workers, first-responders

    Team Whiteman participated in the Air Force Salutes flyover, Apr. 28, by executing a flyover across the Kansas City, Sedalia and Warrensburg area hospitals.The flyover, tagged #WhitemanSalutesKC, showcased military support for all healthcare workers, essential employees and first-responders while instilling hope and a sense of national unity.“My
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