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Forrest Carper, 2nd Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, welcomes Larry Pierson to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 27, 2017. Father of fallen Airman honored with Gold Star ID
For the first time, a Gold Star Base Access ID card was issued to a family member of a fallen Airman at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 27, 2017. Forrest Carper, 2nd Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, presented Larry Pierson with a Gold Star Card, which grants him base entry and access to support services, attend ceremonies and events.
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Default Air Force Logo Barksdale Air Show to resume in 2019
The annual Barksdale Air Show will not be held next year, but will resume in 2019 and every odd year following. This is due to the high cost to the 2nd Bomb Wing mission; using 2,500 Airmen per day for three days and nearly 46,000 man-hours during the year for planning and execution.
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Military families speak to local schools in person at the Back to School Night hosted by the 2nd Force Support Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 24, 2017. More than 300 military members and over 110 school administrators attended the event. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Back to School with School of Choice
The 2nd Force Support Squadron hosted a Back to School Night at the BUFF Event Center at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 24, 2017. Military families can now choose which school to send their children to with the School of Choice initiative, giving Barksdale residents more options when deciding which type of education best fits the needs of their children.
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The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boyz fill concrete into an emptied slab at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 18, 2017. The Airmen fixed five slabs of concrete, a project totaling $170,000 and two months of work. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Civil Engineer Squadron Fixes Flightline
Barksdale Air Force Base has had the same airfield concrete for over 35 years, but concrete does not last forever. It starts to deteriorate with water flow and heavy weight, two things Barksdale has in abundance. Louisiana faces heavy seasonal rains and one B-52 Stratofortress can weighs anywhere between 185,000 and 488,000 pounds as it taxis down the flightline.
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Staff Sgt. Beatriz Zapien, a personnelist assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron Personnel Support for Contingency Operations sustainment team assists a newcomer with paperwork during an in-processing briefing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, July 16, 2017. PERSCO conducts in-processing briefings with all inbound personnel to ensure 100% accountability as well as to provide a one stop shop for briefings and paperwork processing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly) 386 PERSCO team sustains deployed force across AFCENT AOR
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Providing 100% accountability of personnel spread across more than 70 geographical locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility at any given time is no small feat. The complexity of that task only increases when there is an influx of personnel coming into theater to replace the individuals getting ready to
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Airman 1st Class Jovany Rodriguez, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, inspects a MAU-12 for serviceability during a weapons load competition at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 7, 2017. The 96th AMU won the competition against the 20th with an upload time of 23 minutes, 30 seconds. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton) Weapons load competition builds crew’s efficiency, confidence
Team Barksdale’s 2nd Maintenance Group hosted a quarterly weapons load competition between the 20th and 96th Aircraft Maintenance Units July 7, 2017. The friendly competition, which began early in the morning to avoid the punishing Louisiana sun, is designed to bring the weapons community together, boost morale and increase training.
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A member of Team Barksdale participates in the Alpha Warrior course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11, 2017. Alpha Warrior provides both training and application of obstacle fitness for civilians and military around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright) Team Barksdale Becomes Alpha Warriors
A member of Team Barksdale participates in the Alpha Warrior course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11, 2017. Alpha Warrior provides both training and application of obstacle fitness for civilians and military around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)
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Air traffic controllers with the 2nd Operations Squadron monitor aircraft at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11, 2017. Monitoring the airspace is a vital component of mission effectiveness for both aircrew and Airmen on the ground. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Nevardo Cayemitte) Controllers maintain safety in the sky
Every day, hundreds of military airplanes take off and land all over the world. Air traffic control specialists closely control their movement to prevent accidents and ensure the safety and efficiency of air traffic on the ground and in the air.
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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Default Air Force Logo Bossier Schools to Offer Barskdale Families School of choice
Barksdale Air Force Base is pleased to announce that school of choice for Barksdale resident students of all grade levels will become a reality in the 2017-18 academic year. School of choice empowers Barksdale residents to have more options when deciding which type of education best fits the needs of their children by enabling them to make the best possible choice.
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