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May 24, 2023
Bomber Task Force: Supersonic bombers return to Europe
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, United Kingdom —
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to RAF Fairford, May 23, for Bomber Task Force Europe 2023-3 to conduct a long-planned bomber rotation in support of U.S. European Command and NATO deterrence initiatives.Two of the Texas-based supersonic bombers from Dyess Air Force Base’s 7th Bomb Wing entered the theater today by first integrating with Allies
53rd Wing B-52 executes long-range mine test, advancing maritime capabilities in a contested environment
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
A B-52H Stratofortress attached to the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron validated the ability to deploy inert Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) QuickStrike Extended Range (QS-ER) mines from a standoff distance of more than 40 miles off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in early March, 2023.
May 23, 2023
Environmental analysis clears Sentinel missile infrastructure construction for takeoff
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
The construction phase of Sentinel, the Air Force’s multi-billion-dollar missile modernization effort, was cleared for takeoff May 19 as Robert Moriarty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, signed the project’s environmental record of decision.
May 22, 2023
ROK CWMD director discusses U.S.-ROK Extended Deterrence efforts during visit to USSTRATCOM
Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. —
On May 17th, Maj Gen Park Hu Soung, the director of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) directorate, and Maj. Gen. Robert B. Sofge, Combined Forces Command Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning and Policy, met with U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
May 18, 2023
U.S. Marines Resupply Ballistic Missile Submarine in Philippine Sea
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP COURTNEY, Japan —
U.S. Marines from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, provided a vertical replenishment operation for a U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine in the Philippine Sea, last week. Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 1st MAW, carried mission-essential equipment to the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) during its regularly scheduled patrol. Vertical replenishments enable naval vessels to quickly receive critical resources without disrupting maritime security operations while underway...
May 12, 2023
Milley Says Investments in Military Capabilities Are Paying Off
The U.S. military is the most lethal and capable armed force in the world because previous administrations and Congresses made the investments needed, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
USS Milius Conducts Port Visit in Saipan
SAIPAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands —
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) departed Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after a scheduled port visit, May 12.The port visit provided an opportunity for Milius to enjoy a much needed port visit and enjoy the culture, and represents the U.S. Navy’s commitment to security presence in the
May 11, 2023
AgilePod Demo Expands B-52 Communications
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
The backbone of the U.S.’s strategic bomber force, the B-52 Stratofortress, will soon demonstrate advanced communications capabilities through the new AgilePod, enabling a modernized, further-reaching, more secure communication on the historic aircraft.B-52 aircrew depend on rapid incoming and outgoing communication—whether that be with other
May 9, 2023
A Trophy Team: 307th Bomb Wing Maintainers take home AFRC Honors
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Rider always seems to be smiling.Maybe it’s because he gets to supervise the 707th Maintenance Squadron’s Load Crew #1 here. The group, consisting of Master Sgt. Ruey Cooper, II, Tech. Sgt. Jerome Gooden, Tech. Sgt. Uriel Vargas and Staff Sgt. Erin Williamson recently earned the Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding
May 4, 2023
First of its Kind Submarine Visit Forges Relationship
NAVAL BASE GUAM —
Senior leaders from the navies of Japan, South Korea and the United States visited Naval Base Guam to embark a U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine operating off Guam, April 18.U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Rick Seif, commander, Submarine Group 7/Task Force 74, was joined on USS Maine (SSBN 741) by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Vice Adm.