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April 12, 2018

Cable Dawgs: supporting AFGSC with a CAT

A B-52 Stratofortress sits at the end of the flight line. The pilot radios to the air traffic control tower, and through the crackling soundwaves they hear, “you’re clear for takeoff.” The aircraft jolts forward, rises to the skies and is off to complete another mission. Communication of this kind is possible due to the work of cable and antenna Airmen. A 23 member Central Antenna Team from the 2nd Communication Squadron cable and antenna shop provided support to these mission essential systems on more than just Barksdale.

April 11, 2018

The Air Force introduces HIV testing by self-collection

The rapid, home self-collection testing kit for HIV was recently introduced by the U.S. Air Force as a way for military members to find out their status outside of the mandatory screening processes.

April 11, 2018

2018 Defenders of Liberty mud run: Getting down and dirty

Participants of the 2018 Defenders of Liberty mud run race across the starting line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 7, 2018. There were 481 runners that participated in the mud run this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)

April 10, 2018


“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day” Henri Nouwen

April 4, 2018


“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life” Oprah

March 29, 2018

Barksdale Airman Death

Airman First Class Bradley G. Hale, a Barksdale Airman, was found unresponsive and pronounced deceased at approximately 3 a.m. March 27 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

March 28, 2018

Teaming up, fighting fires

March 22, 2018

K-9 Heroes: 2nd SFS honors MWDs

March 22, 2018

Preserving resources through recycling

What is the fate of a plastic bottle? If thrown in the trash it may find its way to a landfill where it takes over 400 years to decompose. If not properly disposed of, it could find its way into oceans and streams where it can cause harm to animals and their habitats. However, if recycled, plastic and other recyclables can be repurposed as clothing, kitchenware, or a variety of different items. Barksdale’s recycling center is dedicated to making sure the base does its part in reducing waste and promoting the conservation of resources.