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June 24, 2008

Situational awareness is key in safe motorcycle riding

Throughout the 101 critical days of summer, many Airmen will experience the adventure and excitement of riding motorcycles. However, the risks of riding make it one of the most dangerous ways to travel. So, before putting the key in the ignition, motorcyclists should consider the risks before heading out on the open road. "It's important for riders

June 20, 2008

Thirteen year old recognized as break-out artist

He asked his father, "Can you draw me a helicopter?" When Staff Sgt. Donovan Pemberton, 2d Munitions Squadron, was asked this question by his then five-year-old son, Xavier, he didn't realize it was the beginning of the young boy's passion for art. "He drew a lot of cars and planes, but he always had trouble with helicopters," Sergeant Pemberton

June 18, 2008

B-52 presence demonstrates global strike capabilities

Personnel and B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., continue to provide a bomber presence here, helping maintain stability and provide security in the Asia-Pacific region. Fellow Barksdale AFB Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron will now replace the aircraft, aircrew, support and maintenance members of the

June 13, 2008

A father's day story

"Mommy's away at work, she'll be home soon," he reassuringly tells his daughter, hoping to alleviate her pain. For now, Senior Airman Michael Parrott focuses all of his efforts on playing the role of mother and father. Airman Parrott is raising his two children while his wife, Taquoya, is deployed. "Being a single parent is hard work, it's a full

May 30, 2008

Wing Promotes Fit to Fight with Sports Day

Members of the 2d Bomb Wing took a break from their normal duties May 22 to participate in a base wide sports day. The activity was designed to improve team work and promote the Air Force's Fight to Fight mission. The sports day consisted of a variety of team sports that took place at many of Barksdale's Services facilities. More than 450 Airmen