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Airman 1st Class Brian Stanyer, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration apprentice adjusts set points on a Trane chiller on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20. HVAC and Energy Management Control System flight controls and repairs the heating and cooling systems in more than 900 facilities across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Too hot! Too cold! Just right
With winter swiftly approaching and cold fronts moving in quickly, Barksdale Airmen will see a sudden change in room temperature. It's not just in the home, the comfort level at work needs to be adjusted to accommodate the change in season.The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Energy Management
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Tech. Sgt. David Davis, 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight NCO in charge of maintenance, and Tech. Sgt. Jamaar Campbell, 2 MXS AGE flight, inspect a malfunctioning piece of equipment on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 19. The AGE flight?s responsibilities include quality maintenance, and delivery of equipment to get B-52H Stratofortress bombers into the air and ready to deliver precision munitions to the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) No air power without ground power
For every hour an aircraft spends in the air, it spends many more on the ground being maintained and equipped to fly into the wild blue yonder. Growling trailers, humming generators and heavy bomb lifts move across Barksdale's flightline, ready to assist in the takeoff of one of many B-52H Stratofortress bombers. Proper maintenance to these
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Staff Sgt. Andres Posada, 2nd Security Forces Squadron investigator, inventories evidence confiscated from a crime scene on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20. The investigations flight is responsible for the accountability of all evidence collected in Barksdale's jurisdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Seeking the truth
After the handcuffs are on and the arrests are made, a small group of law enforcement Airmen continue the search for the truth to ensure criminals are brought to justice.For the 2nd Security Forces Squadron investigations flight, apprehension is only the beginning.The flight is responsible for gathering and housing evidence in cases involving all
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Airman 1st Class Kenneth Bates, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Allied Trades section journeyman, removes a rim from a tire on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 19. When a tire is worn out, it is demounted and replaced with a new one. The maintainers at the 2 LRS tire shop repair tires that contain nails, screws and bolts, broken valve stems, tires that have blown out from abnormal use, and wear and tear. They also perform more than 100 tire changes each month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED)
Keeping Barksdale rolling
The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance tire shop keeps the Barksdale mission rolling by performing tire maintenance the base needs to keep their vehicles moving."The Vehicle Maintenance tire shop is responsible for all of the tires on Barksdale," said Tech. Sgt. Vincent St. Hilaire, 2 LRS Allied Trades section NCO in charge. "We
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Doug Elder, Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technician, performs an incoming inventory of a night vision goggle test set on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 7. This tester is used by the Aircrew Flight Equipment section to test night vision goggles used by aircrew on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland)(RELEASED) Precision measurements for a precision aircraft
A single office is solely responsible for maintaining the precision tools required to keep the B-52H Stratofortress flying its precision mission.The Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory supports more than 7,500 items of test measurement and equipment used daily on the flightline and in maintenance backshops."We calibrate equipment for
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Airman 1st Class Ravon McCoy, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, runs 12-gauge wires through a panel on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14. McCoy is helping to restore power in some of the dorms that had water damage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Let there be light
Imagine going to work and there were no lights or power. How many jobs on Barksdale would be affected? If the dining facility had no power, they wouldn't be able to cook. The maintenance shops wouldn't be able to function correctly. Almost every aspect of Barksdale would be null if the lights never worked.Today's Air Force is known for its
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Senior Airman Ashly Williams, 2nd Force Support Squadron food services journeyman, stirs a pot of gravy as Mary O'Neal, 2 FSS Touch and Go Flight Kitchen shift supervisor, opens a carton of milk on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15. The flight kitchen serves breakfast from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. After dinner, the flight kitchen's dining room is closed but Airmen are still able to order box meals from the pick-up window. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) Supporting the Force, Sustainment Flight
Abraham Maslow, psychologist, wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation". From that came Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs which was later simplified and made into a pyramid with the most important needs as the foundation. At the foundation of Maslow's pyramid you will find food, shelter and self esteem among a variety of other basic needs. The
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Default Air Force Logo The verdict is in
Throughout history, military members have been held to a high standard of good order and discipline. This is made possible in part by the legal system in place that ensures service members uphold these standards.From the outside, the military court system can seem intimidating due to its complexity. However, aside from a few key differences it is
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Staff Sgt. David Wales and Airman 1st Class Michael Meserole, 2nd Security Forces Squadron game wardens, inspect a deer stand on the East Reservation of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14. The base has six game wardens who are responsible for 18,000 acres of recreational hunting and fishing land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Keeping the peace
Far from the busy, crowded areas of Barksdale, a small group of Airmen is on watch 24/7 ensuring the safety and security of the 18,000 acres that make up the East Reservation.The 2nd Security Forces Squadron game wardens have the unique responsibility of securing the vast perimeter of the eastern section of base as well as ensuring members who use
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Airman 1st Class Toni Petty and Senior Airman Nicholas Chronister, 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight, perform a Time Compliance Technical Order on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 13. TCTOs are modifications or updates to equipment to better adhere to safety standards. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) AGE of ages, Airmen that keep BUFFs Flying
Day and night, rain or shine, the engines of the B-52H Stratofortress roar to life, and take to the skies.Airmen on the ground watch the fruits of their labor takeoff to deliver precision munitions across the globe. They are known as the Knuckle Busters.The 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight controls a total of 675 pieces of
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