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Bobby Choate, Barksdale Bowling Center manager, draws measurements onto a bowling ball before drilling finger holes at the bowling center on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 22. The measurements are taken to ensure the owner's finger span fits the ball correctly. This can prevent tendon damage when bowling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti)(RELEASED) Bowling center provides activities for Barksdale community
The sound of pins scattering echoes throughout the building as members of Team Barksdale gather to enjoy quality time together. High-fives are used to celebrate strikes, and when the ball rolls past the single pin that was left in the lane, the crowd gives the bowler their sympathy with a pat on the shoulder.The Barksdale Bowling Center provides
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2012
More than 50 travel brochures are on display at the Information, Tickets and Travel office, located in the Arts and Crafts center on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 22. The ITT office provides information and reservations for trips and tours all over the U.S., including local areas such as lower Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft)(RELEASED) ITT takes Team Barksdale on a trip
Here in "Fun Central", hundreds of colorful pamphlets are on display, showcasing smiling families, a famous mouse and beautiful landscapes.The Information, Tickets and Travel office has a plethora of information and tickets for Team Barksdale members wanting to take advantage of local events, trips or out-of-state vacations."We provide local and
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2012
According to the Energy Information Agency, renewable energy sources only provide 7 percent of the world's power, with fossil fuels making up the remaining 93 percent. Using renewable energy sources such as solar power or wind generators can greatly reduce costs on bases and free up funds and manpower that can be allocated elsewhere. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Energy managers find ways to save money
Every utility in your house, from the lights to the shower, run at your convenience. But where does the energy come from, and who's in charge on base of managing those utilities on a daily basis? That responsibility falls under the Barksdale energy manager. John McLaughlin, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, is in charge of all
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Senior Airman Thomas Davis and Senior Airman Jose Pinzon-Galarza, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management Flight, don protective gear on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 9. The equipment is meant to protect the Airmen from potentially dangerous chemicals while handling pesticides.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Silent destruction
As the masses celebrate Black History Month, there is a lesser known observance taking place in the month of February. Unlike the celebration of influential figures throughout history however, the subjects of this observance could be destroying homes from the inside, and residents may not even know it.February is Termite Awareness Month, and marks
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The flag streams on a windy day on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 9. The flag is a national symbol of American pride and in Washington's time, a symbol of independence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) President's Day
President George Washington's Birthday, commonly known as President's Day, is thought of by many people as just another day off from work or school. The holiday is actually intended to honor and respect our nation's first commander-in-chief.According to the National Archives, President's day was originally introduced in 1880 and expanded in 1885 to
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Airman 1st Class Ricardo Perez, 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, operates a MHU 83D/E lift truck on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Feb. 7. The MHU 83D/E is used to lift and attach munitions, weapons and other equipment up to 7,000 pounds onto aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED) Aerospace Ground Equipment keeps B-52s up and running
Airmen of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight are responsible for the equipment that helps keep the B-52H Stratofortress operational.The equipment they support includes bomb loaders, munitions trailers and lights that are used at night. They also provide the aircraft with electrical power that starts the engines and
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2012
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Niles, 2nd Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, looks though the site of an M-4 carbine rifle during a combat training simulation at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 30. The simulator gives users several different scenarios in which deadly force may or may not be required. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) 
Combat Arms Airmen prepare others for deployment
The room is dark; it's easy to feel the small breeze of air pass by as Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms team prepare for various war scenarios. As the entire wall in front of them lights up with graphics, shots are fired. Thirty-two rounds later, four terrorists are dead.Welcome to the Engagement Skills Trainer. The EST is a
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2012
Those who drink and drive pose a danger to themselves and those around them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,839 people were killed in 2011 by drunk drivers. Barksdale  Airmen volunteer for a program called Airmen Against Drunk Driving to provide free, safe rides home for military members whose primary plans have fallen through.(Photo Illustration/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Consequences Deter DUIs
A common scene found on the weekends is Airmen relaxing downtown after a hard week of work. There's dancing and drinking, and then it's finally time to go home. Some Airmen walk back to their cars and think to themselves, "I can still drive"; and think they drive even better when they're drunk. Next thing they know, they see the flashing lights of
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2012
1st Lt. Bryan Freeman, 11th Bomb Squadron pilot, finishes paperwork to give to Airman 1st Class Paul Webb, 2nd Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, at the Clinic on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 25. Freeman was scheduled for his annual check to maintain his flying status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph A. Pagán Jr.)(RELEASED) Aerospace...Up, Up, and Away
There's a fire in the cockpit. Smoke seeps quickly into the air ducts of the aircraft. The flight crew attempts to escape as quickly as possible, but sometimes that isn't enough. First responders are quick to examine the crew to prevent them from passing out due to lack of oxygen.Members of the 2nd Aerospace Medical Squadron are familiar with this
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A B-52H Stratofortress pilot discusses flight plans with his team on the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 25. The B-52 air crew members ride together on a bus from the 2nd Operations Support Squadron to their jet. This provides them with time to discuss any important mission-related details prior to their departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti)(RELEASED) A day in the life of a B-52 pilot
His alarm clock rings long before the sun comes up. Pushing snooze isn't an option, as this B-52H Stratofortress pilot has a mission to fulfill. His morning briefings begin at 4 a.m.Capt. Kristopher Rorberg, 2nd Operations Support Squadron instructor pilot, is ready to complete any mission put in front of him. "I've always wanted to join the Air
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