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Staff Sgt. Mark Chojnacki, 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads his dog Mila, MWD, on a search on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 7. MWDs are trained in many things such as street patrol, maintaining and guarding entry control points, and detection of narcotics and ordnance.  Sweeps of buildings, vehicles, warehouses, open fields or areas are conducted as well. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Martin)(Released) MWDs: Taking a Bite Out of Crime
He hears the sounds of footsteps behind him as he tries to remain hidden. He hears the handler give commands to his partner as the canine picks up his scent. The handler shouts to release the dog, which is the last thing the perpetrator hears before being tackled from behind and pulled to the ground. The handler calls the dog off and places him
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Finance operations consolidate
The 2nd Bomb Wing finance office, home of Air Force Global Strike Command, is changing the way it conducts business in order to improve the financial service options available to Airmen and their families. The financial management community will be consolidating back-shop operations that are currently handled by base finance office locations into
0 12/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo Learning from tragedy: Wives of RAIDR 21 crash victims brief Barksdale
Every member of a military family dreads the possibility of a loved one not returning home. Two military spouses, who lived such a tragedy, have decided to share their experience in hopes it will help others.Ursula Martin and Cheryl Dodson, wives of RAIDR 21 crash victims, Col. George Martin and Capt. Michael Dodson, have found "the beauty" of
0 12/17
2010
Senior Airman Bryant Fisher, 2nd Maintenance Squadron maintainer, logs into a bench stock vending machine in the phase hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 15. The machine streamlines the process of acquiring small parts such as bolts and washers for maintainers and eliminates the need to wait in line for each part. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren) (RELEASED) Barksdale sergeant streamlines maintenance process
For Air Force maintainers, the shift is not over until the job is finished. This means every minute counts and precious time is wasted every time an Airman has to wait in line for an aircraft part. Where most people saw an unavoidable delay, one Airman found a way to ensure Barksdale and the Air Force Global Strike Command are staying on the
0 12/16
2010
Airman 1st Class Johnny Bippert, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, uses a R-14 fueling truck to refuel a B-52H Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 22. The 2 LRS manages all supply, equipment and fuels requisitions, supply programs, policies and procedures and stock fund support for the 2nd Bomb Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)(RELEASED) Barksdale POL Airmen add fuel to fight
"I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning."Not every Airman can say that, but for Staff Sgt. Robert Causey and other Airmen of the 2nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels flight, it's just another day on the job.The fuels flight, which is dispersed into seven different specialties, bears the responsibility of storing, distributing and accounting
0 11/24
2010
Four-year-old Benjamin, son of Julie and Maj. Joseph Babboni, 11th Bomb Squadron assistant director of operations, is developmentally delayed and the family is receiving support from Barksdale Airmen and the local community to improve his quality of life. An organization called 4 Paws is assisting the family to give them a trained dog that will be trained specifically for them and will know how to find Benjamin if he loses track of his family. The dog will walk with a tether, which is a type of lead and harness Benjamin wears so he can walk freely out of his parents’ reach. The dog will also know how to disrupt certain behaviors. This means the dog is cued to keep Benjamin from dangerous situations, such as standing between the child and a hot stove. (Courtesy photo) Paws for presents: Team Barksdale, community, join forces to help local family
During the Christmas season, many families spend weeks in anticipation, dreaming of the presents they wish Santa to place under their ornament-laden tree. However, for one Barksdale family, the best present they could receive won't be delivered by a sleigh of reindeer; instead it will come from the generous connection Barksdale Airmen have with
0 11/24
2010
Default Air Force Logo Second Bomb Wing safety office submits record number of nominees
The 2nd Bomb Wing safety office recently submitted a record number of Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command annual safety awards.A total of eight squadron level or below organizations and 20 personnel consisting of individual and team awards were submitted in 21 different categories. According to Mr. Rick Knowles, 2 BW deputy chief of wing
0 10/28
2010
Default Air Force Logo Intelligence Flight: commander's informational hub
From planning detailed missions for aircraft to analyzing cyber threats on military networks, Barksdale's wing intelligence office is an integral component to providing the 2nd Bomb Wing commander and his forces the most current and relevant intelligence to support all 2 BW missions."Intel provides the answer to any 'why' question: Why are we going
0 10/15
2010
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Kenneth Scott, a retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt., repeats his vows to wife, Nancy, during a vow renewal ceremony here Oct. 2. Kenneth and Nancy drove from Florida to Barksdale to celebrate their wedding anniversary at the very same chapel they were married in 51 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft) (RELEASED) After half a century, 'I do' again
More than half a century ago, an Air Force couple exchanged marital vows in a small ceremony at a small chapel. The young bride wore a small, white veil and the groom wore an eager smile. The deal was sealed with a kiss and their new life began August 29, 1959.Fifty-one years later, Kenneth and Nancy Scott traveled from Florida to Barksdale, the
0 10/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Drinking and driving don't mix
Senior Airman Smith just received his line number to sew on staff sergeant. Excited about his promotion news, he decided to go to a local bar with his friends to celebrate. A few drinks and a few hours later, his plans for a ride home fell through. His harmless celebration left him intoxicated. Instead of pursuing other safe ways to get home,
0 9/16
2010
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