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Sept. 18, 2018

COMMENTARY: Looking back, moving forward

At times, being the youngest branch in America’s military can make our history seem less significant when compared to the Army, Navy and Marines. Older branches have a heritage different from ours. They might be strong and deep-rooted, but we are young and ground-breaking.

Sept. 18, 2018

Managing a Hurricane Evacuation

Bombers, fighters and refuelers filled the flight line as they seek refuge from force of nature named Hurricane Florence. After the all-clear from their home bases, they departed just as organized as they arrived.

Sept. 14, 2018

Green Flag East applies combat training to evacuation efforts

As U.S. military assets in the path of Hurricane Florence evacuate, Air Combat Command's detachment on Barksdale, the 548th Combat Training Squadron Green Flag East, apply skills learned from combat exercises to aid in evacuation efforts. Green Flag personnel use their experiences hosting fighter units and apply those skills to act as liaisons to facilitate maintenance and transportation between evacuating units and their host base.

Sept. 14, 2018

A fuels family

With a large tube not easily moved from the back of the truck into a manhole in the flight line, aviation fuel is pushed out from the underground piping system beneath the base, into the truck and then into the fuel tank of the aircraft.

Sept. 13, 2018

Barksdale supports HUREVAC

For the fourth consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from potential hurricane damage. More than 200 personnel and 60 aircraft, including KC-135 Stratotankers and F-15E Strike Eagles, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived here from Sept. 11-12, 2018.

Sept. 12, 2018

COMMENTARY: Spiderman

“With great power comes great responsibility” Uncle Ben, Spiderman

Sept. 12, 2018

Protecting your eyes

Air Force optometry clinics perform thorough examinations to ensure that Airmen can maintain their sharp focus.

Sept. 10, 2018

SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.

Sept. 6, 2018

2nd EOD works hard, wins first place

The 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal team won the first ever Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 17, 2018. Seven teams consisting of three Airmen represented bases across AFGSC. These teams completed 10 different events during the competition, including running dismount missions, rendering safe improvised-explosive devices and rendering safe both U.S. and foreign chemical munitions.

Sept. 5, 2018

COMMENTARY: Love

“Now what remains is faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love” St Paul