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Col. John Boudreaux suffered a critical sudden cardiac arrest in 2016. He was dead for several minutes. Less than six percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive the trip to the hospital: His doctors gave him less than one percent. Today, as a group commander at Cannon Air Force Base, N. M., he bears the scars that remind him for every one of him, there are 99 others buried in the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) A commander’s story of survival
The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it. Susi shoved the gear shift to “Park.” She couldn’t do it fast enough, and sat back in the seat for a moment. She collected her thoughts as she closed her eyes and let her head fall back into the headrest. Her mind raced faster than her car could.
0 11/22
2017
Long Range Strike Operations- ASC17 Long range strike operations in Libya
Brig. Gen. John Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing commander, along with aircrew directly involved with the Libya Raid, discussed their actions during the raid, long range strike operations and the B-2 Spirit during a panel at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 19, 2017.
0 9/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
0 7/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal
For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection.
0 6/30
2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, 2017, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage. Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi.
0 6/12
2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the U.S. European Theater.
0 6/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF helps Airmen obtain CDL
The Air Force is taking steps to turn government vehicle operator certifications into commercial driver’s licenses. By creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver’s License Test System model, the Air Force will enable examiners to certify government motor vehicle operators on commercial vehicle equivalents in accordance with federal motor vehicle safety regulations.
0 2/08
2017
Two B-2 Sprit stealth bombers assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, taxi down the runway as they prepare to takeoff during Deliberate Strike Night at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 16, 2016. Two B-2s departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike
Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, for a transatlantic flight to Libya Jan. 18 in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
0 2/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Feb. 3
On this look around the Air Force, three B-2 bombers return to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, after a deployment, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, has begun construction of a next generation 9-1-1 call center, U. S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa has a new command chief, and February is American Heart Month. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.
0 2/03
2017
A KC-135 Strantotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017, during a mission that targeted Islamic State training camps in Libya. The B-2’s low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) AF refuelers enable B-2 strike against ISIL in Libya
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 Spirit bomber mission which struck two Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
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2017
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. John Marks, poses with an A-10 Thunderbolt II at King Fahd Air Base, Saudi Arabia, during Desert Storm in February, 1991. Destroying and damaging more than 30 Iraqi tanks was one of Marks most memorable combat missions during Desert Storm. (Courtesy photo provided by Lt. Col. Marks) Whiteman pilot reflects on 6,000 hours in the A-10
Nearly three decades of flying and 11 combat deployments later, Lt. Col. John Marks, a pilot with the 303rd Fighter Squadron has achieved a milestone that equates to 250 days in the cockpit, which most fighter pilots will never reach and puts him among the highest time fighter pilots in the Air Force.
0 12/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo B-2s conduct deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Andersen AFB, Guam, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations Aug. 9.
0 8/09
2016
Eight United States Air Force Reserve Command A-10s assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia, Aug 1. Eight successful landings and take-offs from the highway not only displays the U.S. Air Force’s tactical capabilities, it also displays the partnership between the U.S. and Estonia that allowed for the coordination of the event. (Courtesy photo/ Andres Putting) A-10s land on highway in Estonia
Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.
0 8/05
2016
Nineteen Airmen died and hundreds were injured in the terrorist attack at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996.  The front of Bldg. 131 was blown off when a fuel truck parked nearby was detonated by terrorists.  (Courtesy photo)

20 years later: Remembering the attack on Khobar Towers
The terrorist attack of Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996, killed 19 Airmen and left more than 350 injured. Now 20 years later, three victims tell their stories and what they witnessed.
0 6/24
2016
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks at an all call during his visit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 17, 2016. Welsh stressed the importance of executing the Global Strike mission and expressed his gratitude to the total force Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) CSAF celebrates Whiteman total force excellence
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Feb. 16-18 to engage with civic leaders and meet Airmen of the world's only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber base.
0 2/19
2016
Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, the Eighth Air Force commander, hands over the wing guidon to Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 5, 2015. The presentation of the guidon to Tibbets symbolized the official change of command from the old commander to the new commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow) Continuing the legacy: Tibbets takes command of 509th Bomb Wing
During a historic ceremony, Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV took command of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 5. Tibbets' grandfather, Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., was the pilot of the "Enola Gay," the B-29 Superfortress known for dropping the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945.
3 6/09
2015
A B-52H Stratofortress sits on the flightline at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., after being loaded with air-launched cruise missiles during a Constant Vigilance aircraft generation exercise May 7, 2015. Air Force Global Strike Command routinely conducts training activities and exercises to ensure its forces are ready to perform nuclear deterrence and long-range strike operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch) Exercise tests command's deterrent capabilities
Air Force Global Strike Command’s bomb wings participated in exercise Constant Vigilance May 4-13, demonstrating the command's flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques and procedures.
0 5/15
2015
Senior Airman Paul Stewart  and his wife, Lindsey, pose with their daughters, Anna, left, and Emily. Stewart delivered the couple's second daughter, Emily, July 20, 2014, when they were unable to make it to the hospital in time. Stewart is a 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable structural maintainer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester) Airman delivers under pressure
Most baby delivery stories seem to follow the same storyline. In the early stages of labor, the mother begins her contractions and heads to the hospital, then some odd amount of hours later, the baby is born.
0 9/04
2014
Airmen from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on a B-2 Spirit bomber during a deployment Aug. 22, 2014, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The bombers and approximately 200 support Airmen, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to Guam to improve combat readiness and ensure regional stability. Bomber deployments help maintain stability in the region while allowing units to become familiar with operating in the theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cierra Presentado) B-2 Spirits depart Andersen following routine deployment
Three B-2 Spirits redeployed to the continental U.S. following a deployment here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
0 8/27
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force improves nuclear force manpower levels
The Air Force will increase nuclear force manning at Air Force Global Strike Command missile and bomber wings beginning this fall.
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2014
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