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BARKSDSALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Air Force 1st Lt. Nicholas Lee, Tech Sgt. Chandler Thomas, Senior Airman Joshua Hrnciar and Senior Airman Darrell Fenimore Jr., all from the 2d Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepare a cargo net to go over a pallet of equipment in the parking lot of Hoban Hall here Aug. 30. The Airmen built pallets to support a short-notice deployment of the 1083rd Transportation Company from Minden. They went to south Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav making landfall there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Andriacco) (Released) Barksdale unit responds to request for aid
Members of Barksdale's 2d Logistics Readiness Squadron helped mobilize the Louisiana Army National Guard's 1083rd Transportation Company Aug. 30 in response to a request for assistance in south Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav making landfall in that region. The 2d LRS built equipment pallets and loaded them onto aircraft in what was a
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2008
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force
Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the entire Air Force," Acting Secretary of the Air Force
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1st Lt. Adam Lazar discusses progress on the construction of a new fire station Aug. 10 at Qalat, Afghanistan. As an engineer for the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team, Lieutenant Lazar oversees 25 construction projects contracted out to local firms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Keith Brown) 
Servicemembers strive to brighten future for Afghan youths
Airmen and Soldiers of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team are overhauling a local boy's middle and high school campus to help provide a brighter future for youths in Qalat. The team worked directly with Afghan community leaders recently to discover sustainable projects that directly improve resident's quality of life. The undertaking,
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Default Air Force Logo Flying training selection board to convene
The next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center here on Jan. 13, 2009. The board will review active duty applications for selection to pilot, combat systems officer, and air battle manager training. Officers born after April 1, 1979 with a total federal commissioned service date after April 1,
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2008
The 2nd Bomb Wing demonstrates runway saturation capability using a minimal interval take off, or MITO, launching 13 B-52s in minimum time, under adverse weather conditions.  This is part of their Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge)  Barksdale Airmen test capabilities during NORE
Monday Barksdale Air Force Base Airmen began major training to hone their skills during the base Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise. The exercise is geared towards testing the wing operations planning and ability to generate a large number of B-52 Stratofortresses for the global strike mission. Barksdale Airmen undergo scenarios in coordination
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2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Kenneth Koval, Veterans of Foreign Wars member, and Phillip Volz, VFW district 12 commander, unveil six plaques dedicated to the crew members of Raider 21 during a presentation held at the Eighth Air Force Museum here Aug. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge) Veterans honor fallen Airmen
More than 20 Barksdale Airmen attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial commendation presentation for Raider 21 at the 8th Air Force Museum August 12. VFW representatives, Kenneth Koval of the 5951 Chapter and Phil Volz, commander of the VFW District 12, presented the plaques to Col. West Anderson, 2d Bomb Wing Vice Commander, during the
0 8/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo AAFES Gas Stations Extend Discount to Drivers Who Use a Military Star Card
Army & Air Force Exchange Service gas stations in CONUS, Alaska and Puerto Rico are being programmed to reflect a discount of three 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 third party financial institution," said
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2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Parents and children listen to opening remarks during a back to school event held at the youth center here July 31. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge) Going back to school
School officials from 22 Bossier Parish Schools met with parents and children at the base Youth Center July 31st to prepare for the new school year. Parents had the opportunity to meet with their children's principals and learn about the changes made over summer vacation, including athletic programs, and dress codes with a fashion show for each of
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2008
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La -- Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Gisel, 2d Communications Squadron, was awarded Bossier City Fire Department's Citizen's Lifesaving Award by Fire Chief Sammy Halphen for his heroic acts during a city council meeting Tuesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittany Y.Bateman)(RELEASED) 
Barksdale chief saves life at base pool
A chief master sergeant from Barksdale received Bossier City's highest lifesaving honor for resuscitating a 12-year-old girl after nearly drowning in a base pool. Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Gisel, 2d Communications Squadron, was awarded Bossier City Fire Department's Citizen's Lifesaving Award by Fire Chief Sammy Halphen for his heroic acts during a
0 8/06
2008
OGDEN, Iowa - Members of the Barksdale Cycling Team ride into Ogden, July 22 on their way from Jefferson, to Ames. Members of the AFCT have been participating in the RAGBRAI for the past 14 years to promote recruiting and fit to fight. Members of the AFCT have been participating in the RAGBRAI for the past 14 years to promote recruiting and fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge) Barksdale cyclists roll into Iowa
Members of the Barksdale Air Force Base Cycling Team journeyed to Iowa July 18 to participate in the 36th Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. RAGBRAI, a non-competitive cycling event consisting of a seven-day bike ride across the state of Iowa, starts at the western edge of the state and ends on the eastern edge. Each day cyclists stopped
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2008
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