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  • 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, Melvin’s twin brother. Kelvin is there to officiate
  • 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.
  • Global Strike Commander speaks about competition, lethality and winning conflict

    Gen. Timothy Ray, Commander of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, spoke to more than 600 people in academia, government, military, and industry of 11 nations, July 31, at U.S. Strategic Command’s annual deterrence symposium. He explained the command’s focus on “competing, deterring and winning” against threats in the 21st century. He noted that
  • 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
  • More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight

    A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., take turns landing and
  • B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

    Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
  • U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

    – B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
  • Exercise Global Thunder 17 Concludes

    Exercise Global Thunder 17, an annual command post and field training exercise, concluded Oct. 31. U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), in coordination with U.S. and partner nation government agencies, conducted the exercise, which began Oct. 24, to train USSTRATCOM forces and assess joint operational readiness across all of the command’s Unified Command Plan-assigned mission areas.
  • UK and Canadian collaboration highlighted during Global Thunder 17

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) continued its ongoing effort to build, support and sustain partnerships with ally nations last week by hosting the largest number ever of non-U.S. participants during the annual command and control exercise, Global Thunder 17.
  • Looking Glass: USSTRATCOM's Airborne Command Post

    A U.S. Navy E6-B Mercury visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 19-21, 2016. The visit allowed members of Team Minot to tour the inside of the Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and learn about how it supports U.S. Strategic Command’s mission.In addition to the tour, the aircraft and its mission, historically codenamed Looking Glass, came to
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