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.

Welcome to Barksdale!

Barksdale Air Force Base is located in Bossier Parish in northwest Louisiana, USA, and is contiguous to Bossier City, Louisiana along the base's western and northwestern edge.

Barksdale Air Force Base occupies more than 22,000 acres of land east of Bossier City and along the southern edge of Interstate Highway 20.

The host unit at Barksdale is the 2nd Bomb Wing, the oldest bomb wing in the U.S. Air Force. It is assigned to Eighth Air Force, which itself is part of Air Force Global Strike Command, both of which are also headquartered at Barksdale. 

The 2nd BW is equipped with the B-52H Stratofortress, a large, nuclear-capable strategic heavy bomber. It provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces. The 2nd BW is also responsible for training all Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command Boeing B-52 crews.

More than 10,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve members and civilians make up Barksdale's workforce.

Before Arrival

  • Lodging

    Catering to its rich Southern history and military background, the Barksdale Inn is the local area leader in providing military lodging while also contributing to the local community’s economy. Lodging’s Guest Service Representatives meet all guests with friendly smiles and genuine concern for making sure all have a worry-free stay. Lodging offers to its guests a business center with printer and fax service, snack foods and other sundry items for sale, and free coffee in the lobby 24 hours a day. Refrigerators, microwaves, flat screen TV’s with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, safes, alarm clocks with battery backup and free Wi-Fi are in all rooms. All buildings have laundry rooms with ice machines. Lodging guests have access to a 24 hour fitness center located within walking distance of the main lodging office with 24 hour security. Also, a limited amount of pet friendly Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) units are available for want to bring their four legged family members.

    The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

    Check-in Time - 2:00 p.m.
    Check-out Time - 11:00 a.m.

    Lodging Rates:
    Visiting Quarters (VQ) $60
    Temporary Lodging Facilities (TLF) $63
    DV Quarters (1 Bedroom) $69
    DV Quarters (2 Bedroom) $75

    To make a reservation, fill out the RESERVATION REQUEST, then route it to 2FSS_LodgingReservations@us.af.mil for groups on orders, or to www.dodlodging.net for individuals not on orders.

    For more information, call 318-456-3091 or visit the office at 555 Davis Ave. West, Barksdale, LA, 71110.

  • Household Goods

    The Traffic Management Office is the military member's go-to place for assistance with the moving process. Any member who is moving to or from Barksdale should go to TMO for help.

    TMO offers customer service and provides necessary paperwork needed to have personal property shipped. TMO also helps with personal procured moves. PPM moves allow eligible members to be reimbursed by the government for moving their belongings themselves. For members who are making their first or last move, a briefing is required.

    Any members who have moved duty locations before or are not separating or retiring are asked to complete self-counseling through a system called the Defense Personal Property System. Once the member’s shipment is booked, the member will be notified and a carrier will be assigned to their shipment.

    When members arrive to their destination, they may have their property delivered directly to their home. For members who don’t want direct delivery to their home, they are authorized storage for up to 90 days.

    To ensure household goods and property are not damaged during travel, TMO provides quality assurance inspectors.

    For members who wish to ship their pets, they must ensure their pets are up-to-date on all vaccinations.

    Members are responsible for all expenses related to pet shipment and must comply with carrier regulations.

    For more information, contact TMO at 456-5338, or visit their office on the third floor of the Mission Support Group building at 801 Kenney Ave.