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  • Royal International Air Tattoo draws record visitors to RAF Fairford

    The 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, held here from July 13th to 14th, attracted a record 185,000 visitors for a weekend full of aviation displays, aerial acrobatics, and events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.
  • B-1B Lancers support BALTOPS exercise

    Two B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, took part in missions supporting Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) June 4, 2018.
  • Minot Airmen, B-52s complete UK deployment

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen, four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and support equipment assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, returned home from their deployment to RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 30.
  • Minot B-52s, Airmen deploy to RAF Fairford

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training.
  • Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford

    Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
  • Fueling the Fight

    Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy,
  • New era of air power at RIAT 16

    For a moment there is a relative quiet, only the buzz of conversations and laughter of children. Then once again sound falls like a hammer as another jet begins to throw itself into the sky, trailing colored smoke as it strives to impress the crowd of eager onlookers. The 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo is in full swing.The Royal International
  • Minot AFB B-52s begin BALTOPS 16 flying operations

    B-52H Stratofortress aircrew members from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted their first flying training mission in support of the multi-national exercise BALTOPS 16 June 7, from RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.BALTOPS 16 is an ongoing cooperative training effort with participants from approximately 17 different nations throughout the
  • Ready to receive: B-52s touch down at RAF Fairford

    With the sharp screech of rubber meeting asphalt, two B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 2.For the third year in a row the bombers have deployed to RAF Fairford to participate in bilateral training exercises. This year marks an integration with allied military forces
  • Legacy Project: character matters

    The nearly transparent fishing line disappeared into the peaceful, flowing water of the Ohio River, as mayflies skimmed the surface with their song of melodic dissonance.A young boy sat along the muddy bank, holding the rod – waiting patiently, but expectantly. A shock of dark, brown hair bordered a pair of glasses almost too big for his face. “I
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