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(Left) Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, operates a fire truck with Chief Master Sgt. Paul Elliott, 5th Bomb Wing command chief, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 10, 2017. Boling visited base and spoke with 5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters about the critical role of front-line supervisors in Air Force Global Strike Command’s deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) 8AF CCC visits Minot
Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 10-11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, phase maintenance dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and parachute shop. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman
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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) prepare to take off from the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct 30, 2016, during exercise Global Thunder 17. AFGSC supports U.S. Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) global strike and nuclear deterrence missions by providing strategic assets, including bombers like the B-52 and B-2, to ensure a safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force. Global Thunder is an annual training event that assesses command and control functionality in all USSTRATCOM mission areas and affords component commands a venue to evaluate their joint operational readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Kin) The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17
The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.
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From left, U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, incoming Eighth Air Force/Task Force 204/Joint Force Component Command for Global Strike commander, and Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, exiting 8AF, JFCC-GS, TF204 commander, stand during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4. Fifty-second Eighth Air Force commander departs, new leader takes helm of bomber force
Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Eighth Air Force, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Task Force 204 from Maj. Gen. Richard Clark during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4, 2016.
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A film crew for the CBS show 60 Minutes sets the stage for an interview with U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, at the B-52 weapons load trainer on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 8, 2016. Clark highlighted B-52 capabilities, including air launch cruise missiles (the aircraft's nuclear long-range standoff weapon). A single B-52 can carry up to 20 air launch cruise missiles within its internal bomb bay and on its wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Stuart Bright) General Clark talks bomber leg of triad with CBS 60 Minutes

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Default Air Force Logo Eighth Air Force bomber presence felt in Indo-Asia Pacific
The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to U.S. bombers. For more than a decade, the U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific, focused on enabling regional security and stability. To sustain that presence, Eighth Air Force, historically known as “the Mighty Eighth,” provides combatant commanders with the
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