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Headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base in the communities of Bossier City and Shreveport, La., 8th Air Force is one of two active duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Command. The mission of the "Mighty Eighth" is to safeguard America's interests through strategic deterrence and global combat power. The flexible, conventional and nuclear strategic mission gives 8th Air Force the ability to deploy forces and engage enemy threats both from home station or forward positioned, anywhere and at any time.

Our motto is "Deterrence through strength, global strike on demand."


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tabB-52 Stratofortress 
B-52 StratofortessThe B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.

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tabB-2 Spirit 
B-2 SpiritThe B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses.

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tabB-1 Lancer 
B-1 LancerCarrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.

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