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Gen. Norton Schwartz hands a folded American flag to one of the family members of the fallen B-52 Stratofortress crewmembers Nov. 14 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. A group burial took place for six crewmembers of a B-52 that crashed off Guam's Northwest coast July 21. General Schwartz is the Air Force chief of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Catherine Thompson) 
Remains of B-52 aircrew laid to rest at Arlington
The remains of six B-52 Stratofortress aircrew members killed when their aircraft crashed off the northwest coast of Guam July 21 were laid to rest in a ceremony held Nov. 14 at Arlington National Cemetery. Dozens of family members, friends and Airmen gathered at the graveside to bury Col. George T. Martin, Maj. Christopher M. Cooper, Maj. Brent D.
0 11/19
2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Motorcycle riders participate in the fourth annual Veterans for Veterans motorcycle parade held at the Overton Brooks Veteran's Affairs Hospital, Nov 8. The parade which began and ended at the hospital rode past communities where veterans are known to live and raised $20,000 for the VA hospital patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joanna M. Kresge) Benefit held for veterans
More than 500 individuals attended the Veterans for Veterans event Nov. 8 at the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Hospital in Shreveport, La. This year marked the fourth year of the event. Each year, the event raises money and awareness for the disabled veterans. In the past three years, Veterans for Veterans has raised more than $20,000, which goes
0 11/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo Barksdale congratulates newest Air Force leaders
Congratulations to Airman Leadership School Class 09-1 award winners and graduates: John L. Levitow Award Winner: Senior Airman Gary Borden, 2d Munitions Squadron Academic Achievement Award Winner: Senior Airman Joseph Dorroh, 2d Communications Squadron Leadership Award Winner: Staff Sgt. Zachary Nelson Distinguished Graduates: Staff Sgt. Kenneth
0 11/11
2008
Default Air Force Logo Base officials release new off-limits list
The following establishments are off limits and out of bounds for all military personnel assigned to Barksdale AFB: Rockin Rodeo, 1003 Gould Dr., Bossier City, La., Pipes Emporium at 1304 Centenary, Shreveport, La., and Kokopellis at 630 Commerce St., Shreveport, La. Military personnel are prohibited from entering the above off-limits
0 11/11
2008
Tech Sgt. Pete Desjardins, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., goes over requirements with Willard Hareland from the Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, N.M., prior to performing a non-nuclear verification test on a B-52 Stratofortress. The B-52 soon will launch from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., for a Nuclear Weapon System Evaluation Mission at the Utah Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel King Jr.) ACC team effort vital to Nuclear WSEP mission
A three-month process, planned a year in advance, involving hundreds of man-hours of detailed coordination with more than four Air Force bases funnels down to one aircraft, one missile, one sortie, and a push of a button. The aircraft - a B-52 Stratofortress flown by an aircrew from the 23rd Bomb Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The missile -
0 11/07
2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La.-- Airman 1st Class Kyle Boyer, 2d Security Forces Squadron, fills up with gas after using his Military Star Card at the Shoppette Oct. 28. Using the Military Star Card on base will save patrons an additional $.03 per gallon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge)
Gas prices fall, savings rise
Army and Air Force Exchange Service gas stations at Barksdale are taking Airmen and their families further now that the pumps have been programmed to reflect a discount of 3 cents a gallon for drivers who pay with a Military Star Card. "Anytime a customer uses a bank-issued debit or credit card, the retailer pays a portion of the transaction to a
0 11/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Good order and discipline at Barksdale
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."--George Washington. A lower-level adverse action is nonjudicial punishment pursuant to Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice. A commander can impose nonjudicial punishment of correctional custody, forfeiture of pay,
0 11/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo Cable dawgs fetch the line
The 2d Communications Squadron plays a vital role in daily communications that impact all of Barksdale Air Force Base. Without this squadron and its Airmen, there would be no telephone systems or computer Internet access. "Without cable, there is no communication," said Staff Sgt. Aron Lewers, 2d Communications Squadron. "The fiber cable we work
0 11/07
2008
Default Air Force Logo North and South B-52s team up to demonstrate readiness, integration
The 2d Bomb Wing successfully completed their first joint Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise Oct. 21 to 28 with their counterparts at the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB., N.D. The NORE involved multiple B-52Hs and a team of maintainers, aircraft specialists, weapons loaders, aircrew, life support technicians, logisticians and operational planners.
0 11/06
2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Airmen 1st Class EJ Dino, 2d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gets thrown during a Judo move by Brandon Cox, age 10, from Princeton Elementary School.  Judo is a form of self- defense.  It takes place at the Fitness Center on Tuesdays for juniors starting at 6 p.m., and Thursdays for seniors starting at 7 p.m.  (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra Sandoval) (Released) Judo instructors give back
The base Kodokan Judo class teaches students self defense with the help of enthusiastic instructors. Ten years ago, Col. Mark Duffield, director of 8th Air Force standard and evaluation division, decided to give back to the art of Kodokan Judo by teaching classes at the fitness center on base . "I've been practicing this sport for so long, teaching
0 11/05
2008
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