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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

Nov. 7, 2017

Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million

The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.

Oct. 31, 2017

An inside look at the medical group

Why does it take so long to receive a doctor’s appointment? Why can’t I receive my prescriptions faster? Why can’t I receive my lab results sooner? All of these questions and more were answered Oct. 27, 2017, when Barksdale’s 2nd Medical Group conducted a Day in the Life of an Appointment tour for a group of nominees from squadron commanders, first sergeants, squadron superintendents, and patients a part of the Patient and Family Partnership Council.

Oct. 27, 2017

U.S. Strategic Command to Conduct Exercise Global Thunder

U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) will commence Global Thunder, an annual command and control and field training exercise, Oct. 30, 2017.

Oct. 27, 2017

Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment.