Updates

Please use this page as a guide to become acquainted with the Barksdale and the educational, recreational and service facilities available here. We have made every attempt to ensure the information in this guide is current. Some information may be subject to change. Updates will be made as new information becomes available.

Gate Information

Barksdale currently operates four gates for admittance onto the base. Three on the main base and one on Barksdale's East Reservation to accommodate east-side residents.

At the end of the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge is the west gate. This is the main gate to the base: Manned by our elite security forces personnel, this gate is the point at which visiting individuals are granted access via a temporary visitor's pass to Barksdale AFB. This gate is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At the end of Northgate Rd. you will find the Bossier Gate. This is the north gate. This is the easiest way to access the Barksdale Lodging office, for those who are in need of temporary lodging.

Barksdale's East Gate is located off Industrial Dr. on the northeast side of the base. This gate is intended to service those individuals residing in either of the two housing areas located on the east reservation and for those who live the subdivisions to the north of the base.

Shreveport Gate Normal Hours:
  24 Hour Operation
Shreveport Gate Visitor's Center:
  5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  Closed weekends.
Bossier City Gate:
  5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
  5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday - Monday
East Gate:
  5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 7 days a week
East Gate Visitor's Center and search area:
  5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 7 days a week
Bodcau Gate:
  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week

NOTE: When visitor centers are closed, the west gate will write visitor passes. Please contact 318-456-3580 with any questions.

Barksdale Air Force Base

Getting Here

  • Military Personnel Section

    The Military Personnel Section provides combat and community support by delivering personnel and mission-sustaining quality of life services to our Airman. We operate multiple services from DEERS/ID Cards to Career Development, including outbound assignments, retirements and reenlistments. Our services extend to awards and decorations, passports and evaluations.

    OPEN:
    DEERS/ID CARD Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
    All other MPS services Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm

    DEERS/Military ID Cards
       318-456-3710
    Active Duty Retirements and Separations 
       318-456-2171
    Active Duty Outbound Assignments
       318-456-0068
    Active Duty Promotions
       318-456-5478
    Active Duty Reenlistments
       318-456-5272
    Passports
       318-456-2844
    Force Management
       318-456-4129

  • Finance

    In an effort to eliminate and reduce customer wait times and increase process efficiency, the 2nd Comptroller Squadron finance customer service team has implemented new and improved methodology to meet the demanding customer service needs of Team Barksdale and the 14,000 members of the Shreveport/Bossier City Military Community.

    For those new to Barksdale Air Force Base, please take a moment to review some of the links and documents provided here to ease your transition to Louisiana. Much of the information required for newcomers and individuals PCSing can be found through this site, allowing you to accomplish your needs with one less in/outprocessing appointment.

    PCS In-Processing Briefing: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
    PCS Out-Processing Briefing: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

    Customer Service Counter Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed on holidays, AFGSC Family Days and Wing Training Days)
    Civilian Pay hours: Appointments available Tuesday - Thursday, call 318-456-4465 or 318-456-4772 for availability.

    To contact the Barksdale Finance Customer Service office with questions, call them at 318-456-4733 or e-mail pay@us.af.mil.

    For more information, visit http://www.barksdale.af.mil/Units/Finance-Customer-Service/