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(Courtesy Graphic) Making a difference in Barksdale through financial peace
Financial Peace Military (FPM) is celebrating its first anniversary in Barksdale as it continues to bring hope to our Airmen and their families! Within the past year, over sixty Barksdale Airmen have attended FPM, and the military team of volunteers who have the heart to make a difference in Airmen’s lives is growing as they hook arms with the Chaplains in this crusade in impacting Barksdale through this life-changing course.
0 6/23
2017
The stigma of seeking help for mental health conditions exists in our general population and within the military community.  Stigma can cause a person to deny symptoms, delay seeking care or stop them altogether from beginning treatment.  During the month of June (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month) we are encouraging you to be part of the solution.  Having a greater understanding and awareness of PTSD can help service members and others recognize symptoms, and seek help and save lives.  P.T.S.D. - Why people avoid mental health treatment
The stigma of seeking help for mental health conditions exists in our general population and within the military community. Stigma can cause a person to deny symptoms, delay seeking care or stop them altogether from beginning treatment. During the month of June (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month) we are encouraging you to be part of the solution. Having a greater understanding and awareness of PTSD can help service members and others recognize symptoms, and seek help and save lives.
0 6/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Changing the lives of our Barksdale Airmen with financial peace
Thirty Air Force Airmen and spouses from across Barksdale recently graduated from Financial Peace Military. This nine module course is available to service members and their families. It covers a variety of financial topics using financial author, radio host and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace Military” as a basis. It is within the Chaplains’ stewardship program, which is a full-spectrum approach to financial management.
0 4/03
2017
(Courtesy graphic) Barksdale's privately owned firearms policy
If you are interested in bringing your privately owned firearm to Barksdale Air Force Base, there a few things you should know.
0 11/29
2016
Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Mazzone. 2nd Bomb Wing command chief, speaks during an event at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jannelle Dickey) Making Time for Your Airmen
I originally wrote this commentary in 2013, and updates have found their way into the base papers at my two previous duty stations as I departed to my next assignments. In reviewing this message it seems relevant to re-visit as it is easy to forget among the demands competing for our attention. As I prepare to depart Barksdale, it is my sincere hope this message resonates with leaders at all levels, as it is our duty to care for our Airmen.
0 4/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Trailblazing Women in Government: Sandra Day O’Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930, but spent a large amount of her youth on her family’s ranch in Arizona.
0 3/28
2016
(courtesy graphic) Women’s History Month: its origin, importance
The significant roles women play in our nation cannot be ignored or overemphasized. In fact, in many societies, women are defined as the foundation through which the social establishment is anchored.
0 3/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Animal Bites Prevention
During the month of January 2015, three animal bites were reported for Team Barksdale. A year later this number grew to five cases reported in the first month of 2016, and one of these cases was from a wild animal, the rest were domestic dogs.
0 3/03
2016
Warren Ward, deputy chief of programming division, Air Force Global Strike Command, stands next to the nose art on "Grim Reaper II," the B-52G he flew January 16, 1991, during Operation "Secret Squirrel." The aircraft was one of the seven strike aircraft used during the top secret mission. The original nose art was cut off and preserved, and is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (Courtesy photo) The Story, 25 Years later
Reunions are special times to renew friendships and reminisce over our shared experiences. As the veterans of a B-52 mission affectionately dubbed “Secret Squirrel” by those who flew it 25 years ago gather in Shreveport Jan. 15-17, we will certainly jest about receding hair lines and expanding waist lines, but we will also honor several men who have “gone west” in the two- and-a-half decades since we flew into combat together.
0 1/15
2016
1944~ B-29 shown on a Nebraska airfield. The Enola Gay was a modified B-29 Fusing the Fission: One Airman’s introduction to nuclear deterrence
Fission Bomb – the ripping, splitting, tearing apart of the basic, foundational unit of all created things to create the greatest explosion and the deadliest force the world has ever seen. Driving along the wide entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, the ancient branches shift above as I coast through the cool sunshine of Bossier City,
0 12/23
2015
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