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March 6, 2013

Victim Advocates: empowering care for others

According to the Department of Defense's website, www.sapr.mil, U.S. military services received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault involving service members as either victims or subjects in fiscal year 2011.The number does not include the assaults that went unreported."Victims often do not report out of fear and because of the stigma against

Feb. 27, 2013

HPRC shows concern for supplement safety

Fitness is critical to the health of service members. Deployments to dangerous regions may be a reality and regular fitness tests are a reminder for Airmen to maintain peak physical performance. Even with a healthy diet and exercise, many service members turn to dietary supplements to give their bodies an added nutrition boost. Enter the Operation

Feb. 27, 2013

Video for all: Aircrew innovation adapts aging plane

With fewer resources and looming budget constraints, Airman innovation plays a crucial role in keeping today's Air Force on the leading edge of combat capability.Capt. Stephen Gray, an electronic warfare officer from the 96th Bomb Squadron, received an award recently for spearheading an innovation which uses existing technology to increase the

Feb. 26, 2013

HAWC teaches fitness choices with new program

As Airmen, fitness is a way of life. In Basic Military Training, physical training is a constant tool used to turn civilians into battle-ready Airmen. After BMT and technical school, every Airman is responsible for their own fitness.Dining facilities and restaurants offer tantalizing menu items, but for Airmen struggling with low PT assessment

Jan. 18, 2013

Airman's Attic goes above, beyond for Airmen, families

Most Airmen Attics are similar. They provide Airmen with everything from military clothing to kitchen essentials for no cost. For the volunteers at the Barksdale Airman's Attic, providing the essentials is not enough. "We are a family here," said Stefanie Markin, Airman's Attic manager. "We know all our customers and their spouses and children by

Dec. 21, 2012

MMA Airman goes PRO after Afghanistan deployment

Most people dream of getting rich or houses with white picket fences, but one Airman's dream is to be locked in a blood stained steel cage with a professional mixed martial artist.For most, this would be a nightmare. However, for Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caudillo, 2nd Force Support Squadron Fitness Center supervisor, his dream of becoming a professional

Dec. 13, 2012

Stand and deliver: Dispatch Airmen provide vital equipment

Through the night and into the early morning hours, Barksdale's flightline never truly sleeps. For B-52H Stratofortress bombers to take off, they need ground maintainers to assist, and those maintainers require the right equipment in a timely manner.The 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight Support, Pick-up, Delivery and

Dec. 12, 2012

Maintainers ensure fire trucks top priority

The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron's fleet of fire trucks would be unable to protect Team Barksdale without a small group of maintainers who specialize in repairing them.The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck and refueling maintenance shop makes certain firefighters are able to focus on protecting Barksdale."We maintain 14 fire trucks which

Dec. 7, 2012

Liquid fuels section keeps Barksdale mission-ready

All day, every day, planes launch into the air defying the laws of gravity. One of the most important elements in flying the aircraft is the fuel that goes into them. Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron liquid fuels section ensure enough clean and dry fuel is retained to keep all missions going, here. The 2 CES liquid fuels section is

Dec. 6, 2012

K9s provide unmatched detection capability

When it comes to finding dangerous items and contraband at home or abroad, some of the military's most skilled members don't carry a weapon or wear a uniform. The 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog section matches skilled handlers with highly trained K9 companions, creating teams capable of detecting items and substances that would