Jan. 16, 2024

Integrating space into Information Warfare

As the U.S. Air Force’s competition force, 16th Air Force (Air Forces CYBER) cultivates air and space superiority by integrating space into all warfighting functions to enhance integrated deterrence. This integration unifies 16th Air Force’s mission support with Space Operations Command to grow readiness.

Jan. 9, 2024

5th Bomb Wing and 2nd Bomb Wing work together for Exercise Prairie/Bayou Vigilance 24-2

Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota and the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana participated in Exercise Prairie Vigilance/Bayou Vigilance 24-2 here, Jan. 4-7, 2024.  The Vigilance exercise series showcases Air Force Global Strike airpower and capabilities, ensuring Airmen are prepared and ready to execute their mission by providing a realistic training environment to exercise flexible, strategic airpower. Exercise PV/BV is designed to test both wings’ ability to conduct strategic bomber readiness operations by enabling the 5th and 2nd Bomb Wings to work together. 

Dec. 28, 2023

Submarine Force Conducts Change of Command

Vice Adm. Robert Gaucher relieved Vice Adm. William Houston as Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic during a change of command ceremony held onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 28, 2023.

Dec. 27, 2023

Eye in the Sky: 54th Helicopter Squadron secures Team Minot’s missile fields from above

“The primary mission of the 54th HS is nuclear deterrence and nuclear surety,” said Capt. Matthew Weaver, 54th HS aircraft commander. “We’re heavily involved with the 91st MW and supporting their mission.”

Dec. 22, 2023

Whiteman celebrates 30 years of B-2 Spirit airpower

Team Whiteman celebrated 30 years of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber airpower at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Dec. 15, 2023. This marked 30 years since the first arrival of the B-2 to Whiteman AFB.

Dec. 20, 2023

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Set to Fly Over Tournament of Roses

The B-2 Spirit will fly over the Tournament of Roses, January 1, 2024, showcasing the long-distance, precision capabilities of the bomber and its highly-trained pilots.

Dec. 20, 2023

U.S., Japan, Republic of Korea Conduct Second Trilateral Aerial Exercise

For the second time this year, fighter aircraft from the U.S., Japan, and the Republic of Korea conducted a trilateral escort flight of U.S. bombers operating in the Indo-Pacific, Dec. 20, 2023.U.S. F-16s from the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing flew alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-2s from the 8th Air Wing, and Republic of

Dec. 18, 2023

Minot AFB executes SURGE Week

The 5th Bomb Wing conducted SURGE Week here from Dec. 12 - 14. SURGE Week tests warfighting capabilities, focusing on training efforts for scenarios where a large number of sorties need to be produced swiftly and efficiently.

Dec. 15, 2023

Bones and Bombs, 25 years since the B-1’s combat debut

The B-1B Lancer made its historic combat debut 25 years ago, on Dec. 18, 1998, in support of Operation Desert Fox on Sheikh Isa Air Base in Bahrain. The four-day operation was conducted in response to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s failure to comply with United Nations resolutions and their interference with UNSCOM inspectors.

Dec. 14, 2023

908th partners with 23rd FTS preparing aircrew for future training mission

The 908th Airlift Wing has looked to the U.S. Air Force’s subject matter experts when it comes to training helicopter crew members in preparation for the wing’s new mission, the formal training unit for the MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter. Starting in September 2021, when the 908th sent Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Randall, 908th Operations Support Squadron commander, to attend the TH-1H Rotary-Wing Fundamentals course, to now, when the 908th currently has Lt. Col. Justin McCullough and Maj. David Castillo temporarily assigned to the 23rd Flying Training Squadron as instructor pilots, the relationship between the two units has grown and become invaluable to each other.