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Nov. 21, 2017

CBRN sim tests medics’ crisis response skills

A decontamination exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Nov. 21, 2017

GSC pits best against the best

From November 13 through the 15, Airmen from all wings across Air Force Global Strike Command gathered at the Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, to find out who was the best Wing in the command. “Every other year you compete to see who is the best of the best,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. “That’s kind of a competition for bragging rights I guess, but it’s not just about crew dogs in a bomb competition, this is the whole team, and that’s one of the reasons I like what you’re doing.”

Nov. 21, 2017

SECAF visits Airmen, discusses Air Force priorities

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Team Barksdale during her trip to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 15, 2017. Wilson met with Airmen from various units around base and spoke about her priorities, specifically restoring readiness, cost-effective modernization, and development of exceptional leaders.

Nov. 20, 2017

Newest bomber technology makes history

History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.

Nov. 16, 2017

2 BW wins Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing

The 2nd Bomb Wing of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won three awards of the Global Strike Challenge during a score posting here Nov. 15. The Air Force’s largest wing won the Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing, and also won the categories of Best Bomber Nuclear Load Team, and Best Bomber Conventional Load Team.

Nov. 14, 2017

Historic bomb goes out with a bang

Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron production flight assembled the last 31 M-117 General Purpose Bomb in the Air Force’s inventory at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 8, 2017. The M-117 has been around since the 1950s and is going out with a bang.

Nov. 9, 2017

Global Thunder 18

Exercise Global Thunder is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States.

Nov. 8, 2017

One Choice: Learning Curves on one Airman’s Road to Redemption

“We have an incredible mission here at Barksdale and it takes the entire team to make that mission happen,” said Col. Ty Neuman, 2nd BW commander. “When we lose an Airman to an alcohol-related incident, it not only hurts the Airman's career, but it hurts their teammates, their squadron, their group and the entire Wing. Over the past three months we have effectively lost production and training from 23 Airmen across the base. In today's environment where every squadron is short of personnel, we cannot afford to lose even one person let alone 23.”

Nov. 8, 2017

Fabrication Flight: Masters of Metal

Airman 1st Class Nnamdi Jenkins, 2nd Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight aircraft metals technology apprentice, welds a hole closed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Nov. 1, 2017. Metals techicians have the capability to create components for aircraft and its support equipment as well as repairing parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class

Nov. 8, 2017

Security forces Airmen protect base through inspection

Airman 1st Class Derek Wollmershauser, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation inspector, poses at the search pit at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6, 2017. 2nd SFS Airmen man the entry gates to the base, monitor the flightline, inspect vehicles at the search pit and go on patrol to keep base operations and residences safe. (U.S. Air Force