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May 23, 2018

Air Force Medical Team Supports Humanitarian Exercise in Panama

Five members of the 2nd Medical Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, joined other teams of airmen, Marines and soldiers in support of the New Horizons 2018 humanitarian exercise in Panama.

May 23, 2018

Reinvigorating innovation: funding ideas into reality

Base leadership gather around a table before an audience of onlookers, supporters and base personnel. Each Airman stands before the panel with sweaty palms, a knot in their throat and an innovative idea, all with hopes of receiving the jump start they will need to make their idea reality. The 2nd Bomb Wing hosted a Squadron Innovation Fund board May 7 and 9, 2018, as a part of an Air Force wide initiative to fast track Airmen innovation.

May 22, 2018

Living for the fallen: An Airman’s fight for her heritage

She remembered her trip to Poland as haunting and depressing. This is the country her grandparents were in when they survived the Holocaust. Walking through parts of Auschwitz, she felt connected to them and she hurt for them. She thought to herself, “This can never happen again.”

May 16, 2018

B-52s roar during AFRICAN LION exercise

B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, along with other U.S. and nine partner nations’ military forces, participated in the annual AFRICAN LION training exercise, April 17-27, 2018 in Morocco and Tunisia.

May 16, 2018

COMMENTARY: Mind and body

“The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one,” said Deepak Chopra.

May 16, 2018

COMMENTARY: Feeling at home at my first base

When I arrived at Barksdale in March 2017, I was thousands of miles away from my home and family. I’m familiar with the military lifestyle because my mother is an active duty Airman, but nothing could have prepared me for the depression and loneliness I often found myself feeling.

May 10, 2018

New Spray Park now open

May 9, 2018

American Airmen: Strength through diversity

Although it is known as the United States Air Force, many Airmen come from all over the world. Some moved to America when they were young, others never stepped foot in the country until Basic Military Training, but they all have one thing in common: proud service as American Airmen.

May 9, 2018

COMMENTARY: Not four but one

“The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” Tao Te Ching

May 3, 2018

2nd Bomb Wing wins Castle Award

The 2nd Bomb Wing was awarded the Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award March 30, 2018, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Castle Award is an annual trophy created in honor of Castle and the heroic acts he portrayed Dec. 24, 1944. Castle was the air commander and leader for more than 2,000 heavy bombers during a campaign against German airfields.