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Team members from the 2nd Communications Squadron intramural basketball team huddle up prior to a game at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 14, 2016. The team completed the regular season with a 9-3 record and toppled an undefeated team and tournament favorite before eventually falling to the team from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron in the championship game. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Curt Beach) Basketball brawl in the bayou: Defenders clash with COM
Two basketball powerhouses met in a heavyweight battle to decide the base champions at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 14, 2016.
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A Barksdale NCO logs into the Air University website from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 8, 2016. Air Universiry provides NCOs and Senior NCOs with enlisted professional military education content required for career progression and rank advancement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) PME completion deadline crucial for career advancement
More than 600 of Barksdale’s NCOs and Senior NCOs must complete enlisted professional military education within upcoming closeout dates or face potential career-ending consequences.
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2016
Barksdale Air Force Base flood zone map for the main base area. Barksdale and local residents should be aware of streams, drainage channels and other areas known to flood suddenly in and around their homes and base. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Back up, don’t get swept up
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – Heavy rain, severe weather and clogged drainage systems can increase flood risk and areas across the base may quickly become potential hazards.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Strong’s selfless service awarded
Elizabeth Strong was recently honored as the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year as the Barksdale Air Force Base winner.
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2016
Col Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, talks with Col Tom Wilcox, 341st Missile Wing commander, during a recent visit to Malmstrom Air Force Base, Dec. 16, 2015. The wing commanders of Barksdale Air Force Base’s 2nd BW and Malmstrom Air Force Base’s 341st MW recently formalized a “sister-base” partnership - officially called the Bomber Missile Exchange Course - that will enable warfighters from each organization to mix with and learn from one another through regularly scheduled cross-flow opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Megan M. Reeves) Partnership in Strength: Global Strike Airmen come together through exchange course
While standing alert in a Montana-based missile silo and flying a globe-spanning bomber assure and deter mission from Louisiana may seem to have little in common, they are united in a shared intent: defending America through deterrence.
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2015
Maj. Nathan “Shaggy” Aysta was awarded the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, F-16, Class 11A “Flying Award” for demonstrating excellent instructor performance in brief, execution, and debrief throughout the course during the Weapons School graduation in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Weapons School trains Airmen for war
Students converse in hushed whispers as they pore over a hundred details, planning the perfect strike mission deep into enemy territory.Planning sessions like these are common occurrences at the 340th Weapons Squadron, a tenant unit on Barksdale Air Force Base. The 340th WPS offers select B-52H Stratofortress instructors advanced instruction and
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2015
Dock Harris, 2nd Medical Group pharmacy volunteer, poses with a photo of himself in the Army Air Corps in 1949 on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 11, 2013. Harris served 13 years in the military before he was injured in Korea in 1951. He has volunteered for the pharmacy for the past 32 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High) Dock didn't do it!
On the outside looking in, most see Dock Harris, 2nd Medical Group pharmacy volunteer, as a retiree that helps to check-in their prescriptions. No one would realize he has an incredible past serving in both the Navy and the Army Air Corps.For the past 32 years, Harris has been a fixture at the pharmacy, a volunteer job the pharmacy superintendent
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2013
Emergency preparation kit supplies checklist(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland) Emergency management: time to prep for the worst
With temperatures rising and spring rains falling, tornadoes and other natural disasters can be far from people's minds, but when disasters strike, being prepared can help families diminish the disaster's impact. Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management team offer advice on "prepping for the unknown" and how to help weather
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2013
Historical photo(Barksdale newspaper "The Observer") Golden: 2nd Bomb Wing celebrates 50 years
Many know April 1, brings jokes aplenty to many family, friends and co-workers but for the 2nd Bomb Wing, April 1, 1963 began a 50-year strong partnership with Barksdale.The wing transferred from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. where it was flying B-47s and began integrating personnel and equipment of the deactivated 4238th Strategic Wing's B-52 fleet.
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Bringing "That Guy" back out.
There's a guy everyone notices and no one wants to become. He's often found at parties, bars or clubs drinking excessively.The more he drinks the more people around him are disgusted by his embarrassing antics. He just can't seem to make enough bad decisions."You don't want to be 'that guy' who gets in a fight or vomits on the girl he's dancing
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