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Aug. 26, 2010

Information on how squirrels can be hazardous

Home inspectors estimate that 20 percent of house fires in the United States are caused by squirrels chewing on electrical wires. Even worse, instances have occurred where the squirrels chewed facility fire alarm wiring thus eliminating this critical life, health and safety warning system.Last month's Warrior article, "Friend or furry foe"

Aug. 6, 2010

Air Force Global Strike Command hosts first ever spouses’ orientation

Air Force Global Strike Command will hold its first-ever spouses' orientation Aug. 20 to welcome new Command Headquarters spouses to the area and familiarize them with the base.Spouses are invited to join Mrs. Nancy Klotz, wife of AFGSC Commander Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, for a welcome orientation from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness

Aug. 2, 2010

Global Strike Command Chief's words on leadership

I'm a fuels guy. It's what I've done my whole Air Force career--until now. I currently serve as the Executive Assistant to the Command Chief at Air Force Global Strike Command--Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson, Jr.Recently, the Chief gave a speech during the Airman Leadership School graduation at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., entitled "Never Forget

July 30, 2010

Friend or furry foe?

Did you know mother nature will generally support a population of one-to-two squirrels per acre? In the wild, natural predators ensure a healthy balance of resources and wildlife. However, on Barksdale our squirrel population is 8 to 10 times the natural density. The lack of natural ground predators and the dense tree canopy, thwarting aerial

July 23, 2010

Appearance and safety standards on Barksdale

We need your assistance to help maintain our base appearance standards. As such it is important to review our current standards. While we are updating our policy letter, the standards have not changed. The useful information and contacts below are intended to assist you. Recreational vehicles (RVs), boats, utility trailers and all non-daily use

July 22, 2010

Multicultural Day observance

Barksdale will hold its third annual Multicultural Day observance July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Airmen will be able to take part in a unique opportunity that will celebrate different cultural heritages.The celebration provides an educational and fun way to discover the unique cultures which make up our Air Force family. Understanding different

July 16, 2010

Leadership-Do you have what it takes to lead today's Airmen?

Do you have what it takes to lead? Do you have what it takes to effectively balance the needs of the mission and the needs of your Airmen? Military leadership is defined as, "the process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction and motivation."This is a $15 dollar definition that can be more easily explained

July 9, 2010

One Last Thank You

As I write this note, I'm consumed with the thoughts of what an honor and privilege it has been to serve Team Barksdale. It's so hard to find the words to express how thankful Angie and I are for the time that we have spent at Barksdale Air Force Base and the friends and family we have gained.Thank you to the many great supporters from Bossier

July 6, 2010

Proudly we hail

Since 1973, the United States military has been an all-volunteer force, however, serving in the military is not just a volunteer opportunity; it is both an awesome responsibility and a humbling privilege.President Barack Obama in his inaugural address January 20, 2009, referred to members of the military as "guardians of liberty" who "embody the

July 1, 2010

How does my job contribute to the wing mission?

Too often we lose sight of why our jobs even exist and I think it is time we all take a good hard look at this subject. Each and every member of the 2d Bomb Wing has an integral role in meeting the wing's mission--To protect our nation and its global interests by providing devastating B-52 combat capability and unmatched expeditionary combat