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  • Nuclear forces simultaneous operations demonstrate global strike capabilities

    February got off to a busy start for Air Force Global Strike Command, with a Bomber Task Force mission to the Indo-Pacific Theater, and an unarmed Minuteman III developmental test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, taking place within days of one another.Airmen demonstrated that bomber and intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe

    B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.
  • British JTACs train with American bombers

    Joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs, from the Royal Army trained here July 14 - 24, 2018.
  • Minot B-52s, Airmen deploy to RAF Fairford

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training.
  • BLUE: Testing the Minuteman

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE.Nuclear deterrence has been a mainstay in keeping America safe from nuclear threats for decades. One group of Airmen carry the awesome responsibility of ensuring the country's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile fleet
  • Continuing a legacy

    Multiple B-1 bombers from Ellsworth will travel to Dayton, Ohio, for the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid which will include a high-speed flyover and the unveiling of the “Ruptured Duck” nose art. The average Airman may not know too much about the names of the local bomb squadrons, but it should be understood that
  • 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. Army Air Forces in England more than 70 years ago.
  • 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.”
  • The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17

    The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.
  • Eighth Air Force bomber presence felt in Indo-Asia Pacific

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to U.S. bombers. For more than a decade, the U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific, focused on enabling regional security and stability. To sustain that presence, Eighth Air Force, historically known as “the Mighty Eighth,” provides combatant commanders with the
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