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Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: 70 years of Breaking Barriers
American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as part of America’s Joint Force in every region of the world and every mission area across the full spectrum of military operations. Airmen span the globe and Airpower has become the “oxygen the joint team breathes.”
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A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and future Airmen of the “Mighty Eighth.” (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Sagar Pathak)		8 AF celebrates 75 years

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Personnel from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron remove snow from the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on Jan. 25, 2017. With more than three million square yards of flight line, the civil engineers, also known as “Dirt Boyz”, have cleared over 20 inches of snow this season alone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald C. Knechtel) “Dirt Boyz” fight frozen flurries
Every year, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron activates a team from within their own unit to remove the icy powder that blankets Ellsworth and threatens the B-1 bomber mission.“We’re 24-hour ops,” said Senior Airman Nicholas Murtagh, a heavy equiptment operator assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron. “So when it snows, we’re always going to be
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Senior Airman Justin Anthony, 28th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, left, assists Chief Master Sgt. Sonia Lee, 28th Bomb Wing command chief, in loading an FM-152 fuse into an inert GBU-38 v1 during an immersion tour at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 27, 2016. Ellsworth’s conventional maintenance crews take an average of 25 minutes to build the 500-pound munition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert/Released) Command chief gets to know 28th MUNS Airmen
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – The command chief of the 28th Bomb Wing attended an immersion tour with the 28th Munitions Squadron at Ellsworth AFB June 27, 2016. During the tour, Chief Master Sgt. Sonia Lee was briefed on the importance of the squadron’s mission and met with several Airmen face-to-face for feedback on their respective shop’s
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