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Nov. 19, 2008

Barksdale officials complete Nuclear Surety Inspection

Officials of the 2nd Bomb Wing here completed the first no-notice Nuclear Surety Inspection in mid-November, the first inspection without prior warning conducted in more than 15 years according to Air Combat Command officials. More than 45 experienced inspectors extensively evaluated the wing from Nov. 9 through 17 in all facets of operations,

Nov. 19, 2008

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.

Nov. 14, 2008

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

Nov. 11, 2008

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

Nov. 11, 2008

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

Nov. 7, 2008

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 -

Nov. 7, 2008

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

Nov. 7, 2008

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,

Nov. 7, 2008

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

Nov. 6, 2008

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.