July 27, 2023

Raider Maintainers Generate Red Flag Airpower

Wrenches turning, engines running and scattered voices fill the air on the flightline. Constant movement and an effort-by-all ensure the B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, are mission-ready at Red Flag-Nellis 23-3.

July 27, 2023

U.S. Strategic Command Announces 2023 Gen. Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award Winners

U.S. Strategic Command announced the 2023 Gen. Larry D. Welch Writing Awards winners today, highlighting exceptional research and analysis in deterrence. United States Strategic Command sponsors the competition, named after former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Gen. Larry D. Welch, which recognizes a senior and junior researcher whose paper demonstrates outstanding understanding and innovative ideas on deterrence.

July 26, 2023

Air Force engineers trek Montana mountain to service radio communications generator

Airmen from the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron made the mountainous trek up the peak of Highwood Baldy, Montana, on July 18, 2023, to perform monthly generator maintenance at a key radio repeater site for enterprise land mobile radio communications in preparation for the upcoming winter months.

July 26, 2023

U.S. Strategic Command Stands Up Joint EMS Operations Center

U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) officially stood up the Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Operations Center (JEC) during a ceremony at USSTRATCOM today. The JEC will serve as the heart of the Department of Defense's Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations with the primary goal of restructuring accounts for force management, planning, situation monitoring, decision-making, and force direction

July 24, 2023

Barons return home following Bomber Task Force deployment

The 23rd Bomb Squadron’s world-famous “Bomber Barons” returned home from their most recent Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 24. The contingent, composed of approximately 280 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress, logged hundreds of flight hours from dozens of sorties within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility during the six-week deployment. The BTF also provided an opportunity for the squadron’s aircrews, maintainers and support personnel to integrate with various allies and partners present in the region for unrelated military exercises.

July 21, 2023

Delivering assurance: tri-bombers sync efforts in Alaska frontier

All three Air Force bombers arrived to Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska for joint missions July 18-19.

July 20, 2023

AFGSC First Sergeant of the Year: Putting on the diamond to serve others

In case you missed it, Master Sgt. Britni Burnette, a distinguished first sergeant in the 90th Operations Group, earned Air Force Global Strike Command’s award for “Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year” earlier this year. Throughout her tenure as a first sergeant, Burnette demonstrated exemplary performance, providing expert advice to one group and five squadron commanders, thereby upholding morale, welfare, and discipline, according to the award narrative. Her guidance maximized the readiness and lethality of the 444 Airmen responsible for delivering intercontinental ballistic missile nuclear deterrence for the United States. One of the key aspects of a first sergeant’s role is ensuring the welfare and readiness of Airmen, according to Burnette. They act as trusted advisors and advocates, addressing personal and professional challenges faced by service members. By providing guidance, resources and support, first sergeants help Airmen navigate the complexities of military life, fostering a sense of belonging and resilience within the unit.

July 19, 2023

Minot Airmen maintain aircraft, ensure readiness during Bomber Task Force deployment

Approximately 150 Airmen assigned to the 5th Maintenance Group at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, including avionics specialists, crew chiefs, and aerospace ground equipment specialists, accompanied the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron on their most recent Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The maintenance team is responsible for nose to tail care of four B-52Hs for the duration of the BTF deployment, performing extremely technical, high-stakes tasks every day and every night.

July 17, 2023

Operation Bully Stick

On July 10, 2023, the 91st Missile Wing kicked off Operation Bully Stick, which generated the largest missile movement in 10 years. Operation Bully Stick is an operation in which the 91st MW aims to load an intercontinental ballistic missile into a launch facility as safely, efficiently, and quickly as possible. For Operation Bully Stick, Team Minot set out to demonstrate ICBM agile combat employment with rapid nuclear generation capability in support of CDRUSSTRATCOM while integrating total force support.

July 16, 2023

U.S. integration at the Royal International Air Tattoo 23

The U.S. Air Force brought over 12 aircraft and 100 Airmen to participate in the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Base Fairford, United Kingdom, July 14-16.