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  • B-52's takeoff in support of Global Thunder 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Global Thunder 21 Oct. 23, 2020. Exercises like GLOBAL THUNDER involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick)
  • Barksdale participates in Global Thunder 21

    U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies.
  • 2 SFS set up for Global Thunder 21

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon area for Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence against a variety of threats.
  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.
  • B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

    5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020. The 5th BW enables the demonstration of the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.
  • 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
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