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April 8, 2008

Civil Air Patrol Southwest region competition held at Barksdale

The Civil Air Patrol 2008 Southwest Region Cadet Competition was held at Barksdale's Warrior Center from March 27 through 29. The annual competition pits CAP detachments against each other in challenges such as drill and ceremony as well as written exams. More than 140 cadets participated in this year's event under the mentorship and observation of

April 8, 2008

All-AF Basketball Team revealed

Twelve Airmen were recently chosen for the All-Air Force Basketball team during tryouts held at the Fitness Center at Dover Air Force Base. The team will now go on to try for a gold medal three-peat against the Army, Navy and Marines in a tournament from March 19 - 27 held at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. John Bailey, the head coach of the All-Air Force

April 8, 2008

Ammo makes explosive impact on B-52 mission

The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here, with their B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers, have the capability of launching missions from Andersen to any location at any time and to anywhere. The B-52 can carry 70,000 pounds of the widest array of weapons in the U.S inventory. This devastating flying arsenal would be nothing without the Airmen

April 7, 2008

NSI: Stay focused—it’s game time

Every day we perform critical tasks to ensure we're prepared to provide responsive, flexible and accurate bomber combat power. In two short weeks the Nuclear Surety Inspection will test a potion of our mettle. With several nuclear surety exercises--and a few more to come--the wing plans and programs office has challenged us. We've focused on

April 1, 2008

New Force Support Squadron streamlines Barksdale base functions

When it comes to people programs, community support and quality of life, there will soon be one organization on base that will handle it all-the 2d Force Support Squadron. This new organization is the result of an ongoing Air Force-wide merger of Mission Support and Services Squadrons and is expected to be completed by early 2010. "The 2 FSS will

April 1, 2008

Upgraded B-52 still on cutting edge

The B-52 Stratofortress is continually modified with new technology making the 50-year-old airframe one of the Air Force's most effective long-range heavy bombers. According to ACC officials, B-52 aircraft modified with modern technology are capable of delivering a full range of joint-developed weapons and will continue to be an important element

March 25, 2008

Courtesy key to motorist, cyclist safety

Spring-the season of sun, showers, flowers, and those strangely dressed cyclists slowing traffic as you try to make your way across base at lunch. What's up with those guys anyway? I mean come on-spandex shorts and that obnoxious shirt. Why aren't they riding on that bike trail right next to the road? At least they could ride without weaving all

March 25, 2008

2008 Holiday in Dixie Military Ball a success

The 2008 Holiday in Dixie Military Ball was held at the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome March 15 and had record attendance. More than 500 community members and guests came together as a prelude to this year's Holiday in Dixie, a ten-day festival in Shreveport starting April 18. Highlights of the ball included performances by the 531st Air Force Band,

March 25, 2008

Golf course offers Monday steak night

Every Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., Barksdale's Fox Run Golf Course offers an opportunity to socialize and relax after a hard day's work with "cook your own steak" night. The program, started last year, has been continued this year due to its popularity, said Larry Busch, golf course general manager. Customers can get either steak or chicken