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N/A Monument dedication honors JB Andrews namesake
Officials unveiled a memorial monument May 3, 2018 dedicated to Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews and crew members of the B-24 Liberator, also known as “Hot Stuff,” which crashed on nearby Mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 75 years ago.
0 5/17
2018
Default Air Force Logo BLUE Episode 24: The Bombers
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – With the ability to carry almost any weapon the Air Force has to offer, Strategic bombers are a mainstay in the U.S. arsenal. Just the threat of using one can be enough to change the enemy's mind. In this edition of BLUE we find out how the Air Force uses strategic bombers for more than just delivering weapons.
0 4/20
2018
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: Strategic Bombers
Since the World War II era, the Air Force has relied on strategic bombers to gather intelligence and defend the United States against adversaries.
0 4/20
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force outlines future of bomber force
The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request February 12, 2019.
0 2/12
2018
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 USAF awards contracts for new nuclear missile to Lockheed, Raytheon
The Air Force is on track to replace the aging AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile with modernized weapon capabilities designed for its nuclear bomber fleet, to include the B-21.
0 8/23
2017
Ellsworth Airmen take on Pacific bomber mission as Dyess completes milestone deployment Ellsworth Airmen take on Pacific bomber mission as Dyess completes milestone deployment
Six B-1B Lancers and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at the end of July in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
0 8/06
2017
Secretary of the Air Force heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.  The top leaders gave their testimony on the posture of the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years' Defense Program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.
0 6/06
2017
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discusses modernization of the nuclear triad during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Air Force maintains two legs of the nuclear triad, including the aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as 75 percent of the Nuclear Command, Control and Communication that connects the president to senior military leaders and approximately 30,000 Airmen maintaining this capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triad
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.
0 5/26
2017
Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, pins the Silver Star on Maj. William “Joe” Schneider during a ceremony on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Nov. 1, 2016, for his actions while commanding an 18-plane bombing raid on Feb. 23, 1945 over Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jamie Powell) WWII bomber pilot awarded Silver Star
A World War II bomber pilot has finally been given recognition for his actions during a bombing raid more than 70 years ago.
0 11/04
2016
Rowland Ball served as a B-29 Superfortress navigator during the tail end of World War II. He flew 27 missions out of Guam and left soon after the war ended. After 71 years, the 91-year-old received the opportunity to come back to Andersen Air Force Base, known as Northfield in 1945, and share stories about his experiences on Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) WWII aviator returns to Guam after 71 years, gets unexpected surprise
The year was 1945 during the tail end of World War II. The sound of roaring aircraft engines and boots on the ground filled the air, raising decibel levels to resounding heights. For Rowland Ball, now 91, the sounds became familiar and today serve as a nostalgic reminder of his time as a B-29 Superfortress navigator.
0 8/27
2016
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam after launching from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) Bomber trio participates in first integrated bomber operation in Pacific
History was made Aug. 17 when all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic power projection bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, simultaneously took to the sky during their first integrated bomber operation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
0 8/17
2016
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. The B-1 Lancer, which arrived at Andersen Aug. 6, will replace the B-52 in support of the U.S. Strategic Command Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The CBP bomber swap between the B-1 and B-52 is occurring throughout the month of August as the B-1s return to support this mission for the first time since April 2006. In addition to the CBP bomber swap, three B-2s arrived in theater to conduct a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger) All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater
Air Force Global Strike Command's three strategic bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, are all in the U.S. Pacific Command region conducting the area's first integrated operational mission for all three bombers.
0 8/11
2016
For the first time in 10 years, B-1B Lancer aircraft will replace the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) B-1s to replace B-52s during routine bomber presence rotation
The B-1B Lancers are scheduled to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 6 for the first time since April 2006 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission.
0 8/01
2016
Staff Sgt. Lewis Herron, top left, 350th Bomb Squadron tail gunner, poses with the rest of his crew from the “Heaven Sent” B-17 Flying Fortress, standing from left to right, Staff Sgt. Angelo Cioffi, Tech. Sgt. Glenn Smiley, Tech. Sgt. Michael Garemko, and kneeling from left to right, 2nd Lt. Gerald Klecker, 1st Lt. Fred Schmidt, 2nd Lt. William Fratus and 1st Lt. Thomas Anderson, during their time stationed with the 100th Bombardment Group at Thorpe Abbots, England, during 1944 and 1945. To this day, the 100th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotankers still carry the Square D designation on their tails, in honor of their heritage with the 100th BG. (Courtesy photo provided by 100th Bomb Group Foundation) A gunner’s tale: 100th Bomb Group veteran shares memories of war
Lewis Herron, a 100th Bombardment Group veteran, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was 18 years old. By the time he was 19, he was overseas dodging enemy fire.
0 6/01
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic) B-21 naming contest moves to next phase
Submission entries for the B-21 bomber naming contest concluded May 5. Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen, along with their dependents, submitted more than 4,600 entries in response to the contest announced by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in February.
0 5/10
2016
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: The B-52 Stratofortress
For the last 60 years, the B-52 Stratofortress has had an incredible career as the U.S. military’s main bomber. Even though it's 60 years old, it still has plenty of years of service left.
0 5/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force next-generation bomber naming contest begins
At the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force’s long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it’s up to you to name it.
6 3/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: Flak-Bait
During World War II, Martine B-26 Marauders dropped thousands of bombs and one of those aircraft survived more missions and dropped more bombs than any other — the Flak-Bait.
3 9/24
2015
Maj. Chris Weir, left, and Capt. Greg Lepper, 96th Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress navigators, navigate a B-52 during a Green Flag-East training mission over Fort Polk, La., Aug. 21, 2013. GF-E is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise meant to replicate deployed warfare conditions. Software update keeps B-52 at forefront of bomber fleet
The B-52 Stratofortress will soon receive a software upgrade that will keep the aircraft at the forefront of the U.S. strategic bomber fleet. As new equipment and advanced weapons are added to the B-52 fleet, the B-52 Software Block (BSB) upgrades allow the aircraft to utilize the full potential of those new and improved systems.
0 9/19
2013
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