Air Force Global Strike Command took responsibility Feb. 1, 2010, for B-2 and B-52 units from Air Combat Command, two months after taking over the ICBM force from Air Force Space Command. AFGSC now comprises 8th Air Force at Barksdale AFB, La., and its three bomber wings—B-52 units at Barksdale and Minot AFB, N.D., and a B-2 unit at Whiteman AFB, Mo.—and 20th AF at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., which oversees three ICBM wings at F.E. Warren, Malmstrom AFB, Mont., and Minot. At top, a B-52 from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA, prepares to land July 30, 2009, at Col. Bud Day Field in Sioux City, Iowa, where it was to be on display. Below, a B-2 soars over the Pacific Ocean May 30, 2006, during operations on deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam.
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