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2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen demonstrates a B-52H Stratofortress engine to, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson during her tour of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. As part of the tour Wilson spoke about a budget that supports the continuation and modernization of the nuclear triad. With the B-52H Stratofortress being estimated to be in service until 2050, The bomber is expected to receive upgraded engines with over 30 percent fuel reduction and 95 percent reduction in maintenance needs  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Wilson visits Airmen, discusses AF priorities
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Barksdale Air Force Base, to meet Airmen from various units and discuss her priorities Nov. 14-15, 2017.
0 11/21
2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium Nov. 15 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. AFGSC wraps up innovation and technology symposium
The 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium concluded today at the Shreveport Convention Center with a focus on leadership and the Airmen who make the mission happen. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, former U.S. Strategic Command command senior enlisted leader, kicked off the day talking about the
0 11/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo 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
0 11/16
2017
Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million Repair facility saves AFGSC $13 million
The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility which saves time and money.
0 11/07
2017
CSAF highlights Airmen's role in nuclear mission CSAF highlights Airmen's role in nuclear mission
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the important role Barksdale Air Force Base Airmen perform in executing the nuclear deterrence and assurance mission during an all-call at the Weapons Load Training hangar, Oct. 17, 2017.
0 10/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
0 10/05
2017
Convoy Airmen Road Warrior exercise tests defenders’ combat capabilities
Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming; 91st MW at Minot AFB, North Dakota and the 341st MW at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, participated in the Road Warrior exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Sept. 9-28, 2017. The 20th Air Force’s exercise has strategic and tactical benefits that contribute to the security of America’s nuclear assets.
0 9/28
2017
Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
0 9/18
2017
774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in two-and-a-half years 774th EAS conducts first combat airdrop in more than two years
Months of planning and weeks of preparing culminates to an airdrop lasting a few seconds. While the time and effort that goes into planning a combat airdrop may seem long for something that lasts less than a minute, for the ground troops, the equipment they received will have a lasting impact.
0 8/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force awards two contracts for a new intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system
The Air Force announced Aug. 21, 2017 the award of two technology maturation and risk reduction contracts for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program. Contracts were awarded to Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, California.
0 8/22
2017
Stride-for-stride Stride-for-stride
Second Lt. William Yau, 742nd Missile Squadron deputy missile combat crew commander, has been admiringly chasing his older brother James since they were young boys growing up in Troy, Michigan.
0 8/07
2017
Minuteman III operational test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. F.E. Warren AFB tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle Aug. 2, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
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2017
Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, presents the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award to Col. Eric H. Froehlich and his wife Stephanie during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. June 15. The Forehlichs will be invited to Washington D.C. later this year to officially accept the award.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Bethany La Ville) Froehlichs receive O’Malley Award
Col. Eric Froehlich, the former 377th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife, Stephanie, were awarded the Air Force 2017 General and Mrs. Jerome O’Malley Award June 15 at Kirtland Air Force Base. The O’Malley Award is given to the wing commander and spouse whose contributions to the nation, Air Force and local community best exemplify the highest ideals and positive leadership of a military couple serving in a key Air Force position.
0 6/20
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
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson) Malmstrom tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg
A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle May 3, 2017, at 12:02 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Global Strike Command completes accident investigation
The Air Force Global Strike Command completed an accident investigation board following a May 2014 mishap during maintenance on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
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2016
An Air Force B-52 Stratofortress executes a show-of-force at the San Gregorio Training Area in Zaragoza, Spain, Nov. 4, 2015, during Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise to be conducted in the past 20 years. During the nonstop sortie, which lasted approximately 26 hours, two B-52 aircrews from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to the multinational exercise area of operations. (NATO photo/Henk van der Velde) Global Strike Airmen support largest NATO exercise in 20 years
Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command conducted a long-range bomber mission to the U.S. European Command area of operations Nov. 3-4 as part of Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise in the past 20 years.
0 11/06
2015
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shares insight about Air Force issues with Airman 1st Class Curt Beach, a 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2015. Cody represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mozer O. Da Cunha) Chief Cody talks Air Force with AFGSC Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shared his thoughts on various Air Force topics while he visited 2nd Bomb Wing personnel here Oct. 21-22.
0 10/28
2015
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command's 307th Bomb Wing is the first B-52H bomber to be converted as part of the New START Treaty. U.S. efforts to support the treaty include the conversion of 30 operational and 12 non-operational B-52s to a conventional-only configuration across the Air Force that will be completed by early 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville) AFGSC completes first New START bomber conversion
Air Force Global Strike Command has begun the conversion of a portion of the B-52H bomber fleet from a nuclear to a conventional only capability aircraft under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
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2015
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