I am Global Strike: 1st Lt. Jonathan Bailey

28 days in AFGSC logo1st Lt. Jonathan Bailey, 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois pilot at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., discusses the high-energy role he plays supporting Air Force Global Strike Command’s nuclear deterrence and assurance mission and how it makes him feel to have a direct impact on that mission.

28 Days in Global Strike

Airmen of Global Strike: Explosive ordnance disposal flight commander

By Capt. Chad Hogue
2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight

28 days in AFGSC logoBARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – My job as an explosive ordnance disposal flight commander is to train and equip a shop of 16 bomb technicians. It is our responsibility as EOD to safely neutralize and dispose of any type of explosive hazard – whether it is homemade, chemical, biological, nuclear, or conventional – in order to protect personnel and property. We accomplish this mission through training and proficiency in a wide range of specialized equipment to include robots, x-ray, detectors and bomb suits.

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I am Global Strike: Senior Airman Matthew Ford

28 days in AFGSC logoSenior Airman Matthew Ford, 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks about the pride he takes in his work packing parachutes in support of Whiteman’s B-2 Spirit mission.

I am Global Strike: Airman 1st Class Anthony Patterson

28 days in AFGSC logoAirman 1st Class Anthony Patterson, 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks about how he feels knowing that his mission to provide live-saving equipment to B-2 Spirit aircrews is vital to Air Force Global Strike Command’s nuclear deterrence and assurance objectives.

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Airmen of Global Strike: Aircrew flight equipment technician

By Senior Airman Matthew G. Ford
509th Operations Support Squadron

28 days in AFGSC logoWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — My job as an aircrew flight equipment technician, and currently as a parachute rigger trainer, is to train our Airmen and noncommissioned officers on our parachute processes and assemblies. My main focus is to train our flight members on the Back-Style Assembly-22 parachute. I’m also in charge of all 30 of our BA-22 parachutes, and make sure they are maintained and repacked when necessary.

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I am Global Strike: Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman

28 days in AFGSC logoSenior Airman Quentin Hoffman, 131st Maintenance Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks about the personal satisfaction he receives working on the B-2 Spirit’s low-observable, or stealth, capabilities in support of Air Force Global Strike Command.

Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman, 131st Maintenance Squardon low observable production controller, inspects the surface of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 20, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/RELEASED)

Total force effort keeps B-2s mission-ready

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

28 days in AFGSC logoWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – The B-2’s unique stealth technology allows it to strike any target without being detected by radar. But, while the aircraft’s reputation and capabilities are known to many, the manpower behind the B-2 is a team of Total-Force Airmen from the 509th and 131st Maintenance Squadrons who ensure the stealth bomber continues to receive periodic maintenance and other upgrades as radar technology evolves. This TF team enables the Air Force to provide safe, secure and effective global strike options anywhere, anytime.

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I am Global Strike: Tech. Sgt. Leighton Hammond

28 days in AFGSC logoTechnical Sgt. Leighton Hammond, 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron vehicle equipment section noncommissioned officer in charge at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., talks about the importance of his job providing tools and equipment the Airmen serving at the missile alert facilities, and how it makes him feel to play a vital role in Air Force Global Strike Command’s nuclear deterrence and assurance mission.

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Airmen of Global Strike: Low observables production controller

By Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman
131st Maintenance Squadron

28 days in AFGSC logoWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As a low observables production controller for the 131st Maintenance Squadron, I am charged with creating and maintaining the production schedule for the 131st low observables shop. I ensure that the Air Force’s only B-2 wing maintains the highest degree of low observable capability, as well as manage the shop’s work schedule to ensure aircraft availability.

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