- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) - The Eighth Air Force, headquartered at Louisiana’s Barksdale Air Force Base 40 years now, will see an increase in assets and capabilities in the coming days.

The force that now commands all of the Air Force’s nuclear-capable bombers will draw into its fold the nation’s two B-1 bomber wings, located at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. They will be part of the stable of bomber forces already under the Eighth, the all-nuclear 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, armed with B-2 Spirit bombers, and the 2nd and 5th Bomb Wings, bases respectively at Barksdale and Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Eighth Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Clark tells The Times (https://bit.ly/1iEOrvu) the historic significance of this is really bringing the bomber community back together under one command.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com


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