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Military, community and school leaders from across Air Force Global Strike Command discuss ways to improve education for children of military families at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 26, 2017. Participants aimed to create an environment throughout the command that facilitates consistent, academic-driven schooling experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) AFGSC education task force tackles military child education challenges
Air Force Global Strike Command base, community and school district leadership attended an education symposium at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 25-27, 2017. The gathering of school and community leaders from across the command included base commanders, school liaison officers, spouses, representative school districts and community members.
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Sarah Halphen, volunteer and host mom, assigns Airmen to their host families at the Roots for Boots kickoff dinner at Shane’s Seafood and BBQ in Bossier City, La., April 30, 2017. Single Airmen who live in the dorms are able to sign up for the program and matched with a local family that provide a home environment for the Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Roots for Boots: Connecting Airmen to Families in Shreveport/ Bossier
Sarah Halphen, volunteer and host mom, assigns Airmen to their host families at the Roots for Boots kickoff dinner at Shane’s Seafood and BBQ in Bossier City, La., April 30, 2017. Single Airmen who live in the dorms are able to sign up for the program and matched with a local family that provide a home environment for the Airmen. (U.S. Air Force
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Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, discusses robots used for Explosive Ordnance Disposal with 2 Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technicians at on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Maj. Gen. Bussiere Discusses Safety with Airmen at Barksdale AFB
Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, discusses robots used for Explosive Ordnance Disposal with 2 Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technicians at on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett)
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Natural resources personnel teach students about the local ecosystem and how to protect it during an Earth Day field trip at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 21, 2017. Children learned about different animals in the local ecosystem and the history behind Barksdale’s East Reservation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill) Defending Earth: Local students learn to protect Louisiana ecosystems
Natural resources personnel teach students about the local ecosystem and how to protect it during an Earth Day field trip at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 21, 2017. Children learned about different animals in the local ecosystem and the history behind Barksdale’s East Reservation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill)
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The 2nd Force Support Squadron and 2nd Security Forces Squadron basketball teams play game two of the Intramural Basketball Championship at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 18, 2017. In a double elimination tournament, the second game was winner take all. (Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright) 2SFS: Defenders of the court
The 2nd Force Support Squadron and 2nd Security Forces Squadron basketball teams play game two of the Intramural Basketball Championship at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 18, 2017. In a double elimination tournament, the second game was winner take all. (Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)
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Jared Estes, a motivational speaker and survivor of burn injuries caused by a drunk driver, poses for a photo with Senior Airman Gregory Scott, 2nd Munitions Squadron, left, and Airman 1st Class Gregory Adams, 2nd MUNS, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 14, 2016. After telling his resilience story of overcoming the fiery and painful aftermath of a drunken driving incident where his vehicle was hit by a driver who was moving at more than 100 miles per hour, he toured the B-52 Stratofortress and learned from Scott and Adams about its weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton) Victimhood: Jared Estes fires back
Jared Estes, his wife, Paige, and some close friends drove home from a hockey game one night in 2005, not knowing their lives would never be the same.
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Tech. Sgt. Glenn Davis, 335th Training Squadron personnel apprentice course NCO in charge, welcomes Airmen from the 81st Training Group to the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater April 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, sponsored the event designed to inspire young Airmen and help them develop their leadership skills.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Airmen build Airmen

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Defenders from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron went door to door on Barksdale’s East Reservation Housing division as part of a community policing initiative, April 15, 2017. The goal of the initiative was to make Barksdale residents aware of community policing measures and to build trust and camaraderie between 2nd SFS and the Barksdale community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill) Defending the community: 2 SFS fosters crime prevention with residents
Defenders from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron went door to door handing out crime prevention and detection information to foster relations with residents at Barksdale’s east side and main base housing divisions, April 15, 2017.
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Rica Page, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron instrumentation technician from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., reads a maintenance manual at Minot AFB, N.D., March 13, 2017. Members of the 49th TES helped the 705th Munitions Squadron evaluate Air Force Global Strike Command’s nuclear-capable cruise missiles and gravity-based weapon systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) 705 MUNS, 49 TES team up during WSEP
The WSEP program occurs two to three times a year. Members of the 705th MUNS and the 49th TES worked together to evaluate operational readiness of nuclear-capable weapon systems in AFGSC’s arsenal.
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All of the motorcyclists participating in Thunder on the Bayou line up in front of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 7, 2017. Thunder on the Bayou is an annual safety brief and ride for motorcyclists in the spring. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright) Look twice, save lives
As summer draws nearer, the weather is warming up and bikers are starting to revive their motorcycles from hibernation. As bikers begin populating the road, they have a higher risk of injury due to less safety benefits as of someone who is driving a car.
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