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2011 USAF Marathon logo Barksdale Airman prepares for AF Marathon
The site has a ticker, counting down the last few days until the "blast" off. It boasts "event sold out" in bold red letters and even has last minute preparation "tips".The Air Force Marathon, celebrating its 15th anniversary Sept. 17, has grown to more than 12,000 participants over the years. This year,a participant from Barksdale is attending for
0 9/08
2011
Senior Airman Enrico Javier, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, answers a call for Airmen Against Drunk Driving in the Blue Room of the Stratofortress dorm on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 28. AADD is a free service to drive Airmen home if they've been drinking and their "get home safe" plan falls through. AADD mans the Blue Room Friday and Saturday night from 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High) (RELEASED) Airmen helping Airmen: AADD saves lives
It's 2 a.m. on a Friday night, and a few friends have gathered together at a local bar. One female is ready to head home but everyone has had drinks. She begins to think to herself, "I've ONLY had a few...yeah, I'm fine." She fumbles around for her keys, proceeds to say good bye and walk to her car. She begins to speed down the road, not noticing
0 8/31
2011
Default Air Force Logo 2 SFS Airmen Gear up for Global Strike Challenge
Imagine being face down in the cold, sloppy mud, dragging your tired, aching body under a field of barbed wire, the shouts of encouragement from teammates drowned out by the booms and blasts of simulated gunfire. For certain members of the Barksdale 2nd Security Forces Squadron, who carry about 40 pounds of flak vests, helmets, gas masks,
0 8/31
2011
Members of Team Barksdale participate in a personal readiness briefing Aug. 30 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The AFRC facilitates numerous seminars, workshops and meetings to keep Airmen and their families informed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti) (RELEASED) Answers for Airmen
"Talking Money with my Honey", "Troops to Teachers", and "Women Building Wealth", are just some of the workshops to consider participating in at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Barksdale Air Force Base, La.Stephanie Reyes, chief of the AFRC, and her predecessors have been providing workshops like these to Airmen and their families here
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2011
Master Sgt. Daren Kelly, 321st Expeditionary Mission Support Advisory Group Security Forces Advisor, talks to Iraqis about their vehicles searches at Kirkuk Air Base. Sergeant Kelly composed the basic defense manual for the Iraqis to tell them how to conduct base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristin English) Air Force, Army advisors train Iraqi defenders
Iraqi security forces members at Kirkuk Regional Air Base recently completed base defense training taught by U.S. Air Force and Army advisors. The training helped build a strong, successful squadron of Iraqi defenders and taught them how to better provide base security.Air Force Master Sgt. Daren Kelly, a Butler, Pa., native deployed from Barksdale
0 8/30
2011
Members of Team Barksdale listen intently to the speakers during a Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course Aug. 25 at the Chapel 2 annex on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Master Sgt. Kim Owens, 2nd Bomb Wing career assistance advisor, facilitates these and other various seminars throughout the year.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti) (RELEASED) Barksdale career advisor now on Facebook
Barksdale Airmen now have the opportunity to get their social media fix and career assistance by logging into Facebook.As of Aug. 25, Master Sgt. Kim Owens, 2nd Bomb Wing career assistance advisor, can be found at facebook.com/barksdalecaa.As the career assistance advisor, Owens continuously provides guidance to 2 BW Airmen through various training
0 8/29
2011
Master Sgt. Mark Person and Staff Sgt. Orlando Ortega, members of the 2nd Medical Group Medical Logistics Flight, inspect the inside of the computerized tomography scanner Aug. 22 as part of a routine inspection at the Medical Clinic on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The team inspects all medical machines on base to make sure they are working correctly at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea F. Liechti) (RELEASED) Medical maintainers keep 2 MDG up and running
Sometimes things break. A machine quits working, a piece of equipment gets added to a recall list or a dental chair malfunctions, leaving someone stranded longer than she intended. Master Sgt. Mark S. Person and Staff Sgt. Orlando A. Ortega, members of the 2nd Medical Group medical logistics flight, are ready to respond. "We try to never keep
0 8/29
2011
Senior Airman Andrew Phillips, 2nd Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, takes a moment in the early morning to play with his canine, Rico, on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 24. Phillips and Rico are preparing for a deployment and generally train together in the early morning to beat the heat of Barksdale's summer months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft) (RELEASED) A day in the life of... a Military Working Dog Handler
Imagine walking into your hotel room with a good friend and the first thing he does is begin searching every nook and cranny."Looking for something?"He doesn't answer. Instead, he continues to sniff every inch of the room and underneath the bed. As he comes to a full-length mirror and sees his reflection, he becomes spooked and jumps in the air."I
0 8/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo Women’s Equality Day Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote
On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women one of the most cherished rights and basic responsibilities of citizenship; the right to vote in all public elections. It had taken American women nearly 72 years of ceaseless dedication and involvement to win this basic democratic right. Therefore, by presidential
0 8/18
2011
Default Air Force Logo "Deer in Headlights"
It was late one night as I drove down I-49 in the wonderful state of Louisiana, on my way to an exciting weekend in New Orleans for Halloween. As scary and as fun as a weekend on Bourbon Street might have seemed, what freaked me out even more were the two deer focused in the middle of my headlights, 200 feet ahead of me.Doing the math, going 200
0 8/18
2011
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