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Default Air Force Logo Barksdale hosts E4 team to begin model energy base initiative
One is hot, one is cold; one is Air Mobility Command and one is Air Combat Command - but McGuire AFB, N.J., and Barks-dale have one important similarity: they were both chosen as model bases for an energy initiative. Members of the Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation team visited base this week to inspect 26 buildings, about 17 percent of
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Asian-Pacific Americans honored
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and about 2.3 percent of the Air Force population is of Asian descent. Three local Barksdale members offered their experiences specific to their roles as Asian-Pacific American members of the military community. Lt. Col. Paul Doan, chief of aerospace medicine, has been in the military for 17 years. His
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 2d SFS members celebrate National Police Week on base
The 2d Security Forces Squadron held retreat May 17 in honor of National Police Week. The purpose of this event was to honor all fallen police and peace officers throughout the country and military members abroad every year within the week of May 15, according to Staff Sgt. Kathleen Currey, police services staff NCO. "It's important to recognize
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Anthrax program now underway
The Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program is under way at Barksdale and soon Airmen will gain protection from a lethal threat. The Deputy Secretary of Defense reinstated the program for active duty personnel, emergency essential civilians and mission essential contractors assigned to the Korean Peninsula or U.S. Central Command or on temporary duty
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Saving energy on base
Barksdale members are encouraged to take measures to reduce energy consumption, due to an executive order to meet a budget. Barksdale's annual utility budgets include $3.4 million for electric, $1 million for natural gas and $200,000 for water. Funding is only provided for 95 percent of the budget, creating the need for all base members to be
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo BUFF Family Ties
Few aircraft have the service life to have had multiple family members support its airframe - not many except the BUFF. One local major has the privilege to serve as the third generation in his family to be associated with the mighty B-52 in 60 years. The family ties between Maj. Adam Price, 11th Bomb Squadron instructor pilot, and the aging
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo 8th AF dedicates new memorial
A new memorial flag pole was dedicated here April 19 in honor of 8th Air Force Airmen and their service to their country. Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, 8th AF commander, dedicated the new flag pole located at the northwest corner of the 8th AF building grounds. It recognizes the service of past, current and future members of 8th AF. "From its inception in
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Almost out the door Base prepares for upcoming deployments
Team Barksdale is preparing more than 200 base members from nine units for their upcoming deployment. Members are working to ensure their certification and documentation in their professional and personal matters are complete before they leave later this month, according to 2d Lt. Nicholas Lee, the installation deployment officer. One unit
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Use common sense when riding bikes on base
Bicycling is a great way to get around Barksdale whether it be for business or pleasure. However, there are some inherent risks to operating a bike on the streets. To help you get the most out of your rides, in the safest manner possible, here are some tips to follow: Ride right -- Ride as close to the right side of roadways as practical and be
0 5/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Law Day teaches children about legal process
Judge Advocates from Barksdale gave legal advice to an unusual audience Tuesday. Members of the 2d Bomb Wing Legal office visited the students of Green Acres Middle School in Bossier City during Law Day. Law Day is a nation-wide program sponsored by the American Bar Association, a professional organization which oversees the legal profession,
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2007
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