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A C-130 Hercules, taxis across the flightline on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 11. The 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight provides much needed equipment for a variety of airframes, some of which is critical for take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua) 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
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2012
Airman 1st Class Timothy Bailey, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, replaces the pump packing of a P-22 fire truck on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 10. The pump packing is a seal that prevents leakage during the water pumping process. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)
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
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Four-inch copper piping is placed in a storage area behind the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron?s liquid fuels section on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 3. Craftsmen from the liquid fuels section replaced 3,000 feet of the 1950s copper piping with 12-inch carbon steel on the flightline. All of the copper is being stored until it is salvaged for later use. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High) 
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
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Staff Sgt. Todd Richey, 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his dog Rocki search a dormitory for contraband during detection training on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 5. Military working dog handlers train with their K9s daily in drug detection, explosive detection and patrol work. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren) 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
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Senior Airman Mitchal Anderson, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management and Analysis journeyman, speaks to a customer while navigating the On-Line Vehicle Interactive Management System on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 3. VMA schedules maintenance and inspections for every government-owned vehicle on base. They use OLVIMS to track the maintenance record of every GOV, and determine what services it needs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)
VMA keeps vehicles mission ready
Five Airmen are responsible for scheduling the maintenance of more than 700 government-owned vehicles here.The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management and Analysis section ensures Barksdale's vehicles receive the necessary maintenance and inspections required to keep them operational and ready for the mission. "We take care of the
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Staff Sgt. Cameron Cofer, 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight production control section, crushes used oil filters on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 4. The production control section is accountable for more than 600 pieces of AGE, worth more than $22 million, and procuring all equipment the flight needs to complete its mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Requisition, Procure, and Issue: Production Control Airmen keep the AGE flight supplied
Day and night, rain or shine, the men and women of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight work tirelessly to maintain the equipment and tools that enable B-52H Stratofortress bombers take-off and deliver their deadly payload.To accomplish their mission, they need the right tools, and the AGE production control section
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Staff Sgt. Jared Clutter, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight materiel control journeyman, talks to a vendor about acquiring a part on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 28. The materiel control section handles the ordering of all equipment and office supplies for the vehicle maintenance flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier) You need it, they buy it
The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight has a section dedicated to ordering parts needed for vehicle maintainers to complete their mission."Materiel control is the supply portion of vehicle maintenance," said Staff Sgt. Jared Clutter, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight materiel control journeyman.
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Default Air Force Logo Free tax assistance available to military families and retirees
The 2012 tax return season is quickly approaching. The Barksdale Tax Assistance Program, and its volunteers, is gearing up to assist Team Barksdale.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is scheduled to begin Jan. 21, and is open to qualifying service members and dependents seeking assistance with their personal income taxes. Trained
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Wildlife exhibits are displayed in the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources shop on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 28. The Natural Resources office is responsible for managing more than 18,000 acres of land, including more than 500 different types of plants and 200 different animals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High) Natural Resources guide to outdoor recreation
Many would not notice in passing, but the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources shop plays a vital role in maintaining the environment here. It is located in a quaint facility near Fam Camp on the east side of the base, and houses an abundance of vital information pertaining to the many hidden treasures and activities here."We are
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Airmen 1st Class Michael Herrera and Dylan Gandy, both of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, comply with a time compliance technical order on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 27. TCTOs modify equipment to make its use more convenient, and improve safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) AGE Inspections Airmen keep a watchful eye
Maintenance and upkeep of aerospace ground equipment is vital to get B-52H Stratofortress bombers into the air, and deliver precision munitions to the battlefield.The 2nd Maintenance Squadron AGE Flight inspections section provides upkeep and preventative maintenance to more than 600 pieces of AGE. They comply with time compliance technical orders
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