2nd Operations Group 

MISSION: “Develop and provide combat-ready B-52 aircrew in support of nuclear deterrence and global operations SAFE…SECURE…EFFECTIVE…to support the President of the United States and Combatant Commanders.”

VISION: “American Airmen with special trust and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in our Nation’s arsenal…an elite, highly disciplined team.”

Priorities: Mission, Airmen, Pride

 

Achievements:

 

  • Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Certificate of Recognition
  • Brigadier General Castle Award/Fairchild Trophy
  • AFGSC Aviation Resource Management (ARM) Award
  • AFGSC General Jumper Award for Excellence in Integration Warfighting
  • AFGSC Chief of Safety Aircrew Distinction Award

(Current as of September 2018)

 

 

2nd Operations Support Squadron 

MISSION: “A diverse organization maximizing the B-52's combat and training capabilities to support worldwide operations at a moment's notice.”

PRIORITIES: Maintain Focus on excellence, Improve warfighting support, Foster a mentor/leadership environment

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • AFGSC Jumper Electronic Weapons Award
  • AFGSC ISR Unit of the Year
  • AFGSC Best OSS Crew
  • 2017 CINC Installation Excellence Award
  • Brigadier General Castle Award/Fairchild Trophy
  • DoD National Military Intelligence Foundation Award

(Current as of September 2018)

 

 

 

11th Bomb Squadron 

 

MISSION: Provide frontline units with the highest quality B-52 aviators capable of maintaining the highest standards of conduct and performance required to assume the nation’s special trust and responsibility for the world’s most powerful weapons.

VISION: A TFE team of elite, highly disciplined professionals who grow and develop the world’s best Airmen who are expertly prepared to assume the special trust and responsibility for the world’s most powerful weapons and worthy to carry on our historic heritage.

PRIORITIES: Lead People: Take care of families, Develop great work environment/relationships, Grow great decision makers

Execute FTU Mission: Teamwork – TFE, shops, officer, and enlisted, disciplined professionalism 

Pride, Ownership, Heritage: Teach the B-52 history and heritage, On/off duty relationships and events

(Current as of September 2018)

 

 

20th Bomb Squadron 

 MISSION: “We stand ready to fly and fight because the world is our AOR. When called upon, we’ll accept nothing less than victory.”

          VISION: “American Airmen with special trust and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in our Nation’s arsenal…an elite, highly disciplined team…a model command.”

 

 

96th Bomb Squadron 

MISSION: "Provide worldwide combat capability with a force of B-52 aircraft, aircrews, and operations personnel supporting JCS nuclear and conventional taskings, capable of projecting B-52 global firepower at a moment’s notice, anytime, anywhere. First to Bomb!"

VISION: "The Red Devils – A team of preeminent war fighters, first in defense for America."

 

 

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  • 96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021.Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of

  • U.S. Bombers Operate In CENTCOM

    (Dec. 10, 2020) – A pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortresses" assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base-headquartered 2nd Bomb Wing operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with other U.S. Air Force and regional partner aircraft in the second mission in as many months.

  • B-52 Schoolhouse pushes through pandemic

    B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 20-02 graduated during a ceremony here Dec. 4, the final class to graduate this year.The 93rd Bomb Squadron and 11th BS administer the formal training program and continue to supply the Air Force with a timely and steady stream of new B-52 aircrew,

  • B-52s participate in Brother’s Shield

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  • 96 BS honors retired Col. Corbisiero

    Airmen from the 96th Bomb Squadron conducted a funeral flyover in memory of retired Air Force Col. John V. (“Giovanni”) Corbisiero, during his internment July 31, 2020, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Colo.

  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.

  • A legacy of wings

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