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July 11, 2018

AFGSC starts ROTC immersion program

Leadership within the U.S. Air Force is largely placed on the shoulders of officers. According to demographics, 41 percent of officers serving went through ROTC. That has not gone unnoticed, and now, with direction from Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, the major command is reaching out to those future leaders through a new summer internship program for ROTC cadets.

July 3, 2018

COMMENTARY: Forgiveness

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does change the future” Unknown

July 3, 2018

Their airfield, their domain

A quiet morning in the office is something to be cherished. 2nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management Airmen are ready to answer any phone call in preparation for an extreme emergency or a daily operation. Could the call be an inflight emergency? An unknown aircraft attempting to land?

July 2, 2018

Buffing the Buff

A B-52 Stratofortress is perched on the flight line in the dead of the night. There is a stack of tools and a small crowd of Airmen waiting nearby. Beams of light are broadcasting from floodlights, signaling the start of the wash. Stars settle above the pavement of the flight line as Airmen with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to clean a B-52.

June 29, 2018

2nd OG honorary commander takes flight

The 2nd Operations Group honorary commander took to the skies with the 96th Bomb Squadron as part of an honorary commander’s unit orientation flight, June 20, 2018.

June 29, 2018

20th EBS Aid in Rescue off Coast of Guam

The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), La., and deployed to Andersen AFB here were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.

June 28, 2018

Contracting Airman develops program, joins Kessel Run

In today’s war fighting efforts, innovation is a key component when it boils down to who comes out on top. That is why ground-breaking and out-of-the-box thinking is promoted and needed from all levels of personnel. Airman 1st Class Maxwell Lehmann, 2nd Contracting Squadron specialist, has been a proven example of utilizing his personal innovative mindset to help improve processes, and programs. He recently developed a multifaceted accountability program, AmnManager, which is currently being beta-tested at the 344th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

June 27, 2018

COMMENTARY: Gratitude

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perceptions to such an extent that it changes the world you see,” said Dr. Robert Holden.

June 26, 2018

The Water We Drink

BARKSDALE AFB WATER SYSTEM  Public Water Supply ID: LA1015022 We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2017. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable

June 21, 2018

Pride month celebrates ‘all who serve’

At Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. one tombstone stands out amongst the others by its inscription: “When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.” The gravesite belongs to Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and the first openly gay Airman to challenge the Department of Defense’s former anti-LGBT policies in the 1970’s.