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Master Sgt. Michael Reid, 2nd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, coordinates with members of the 2 MXS Egress shop to get a crane to assist in lowering an ejection seat so the next step in maintenance can be done on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6. The 'pro-super' helps to orchestrate different maintenance shops to work together to keep the B-52H Stratofortress flying. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland)(RELEASED) Maintenance Production Superintendents conduct the maintenance orchestra
With more than 1800 maintainers working to keep the B-52H Stratofortress flying, good maintenance leadership is a must, which is why the maintenance production superintendents from the 2nd Maintenance Group help coordinate the team of dedicated maintenance Airmen to repair potential problems that could prevent the aging bomber from completing its
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2012
Michael Hoskins, 2nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron paraoptometric technician uses an auto-refractor on Senior Airman Karina Reyes, 2nd Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, during an eye exam on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14. The machine is used to obtain a baseline prescription for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Martin)(RELEASED) Optometry: A clearer vision
The 2nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic provides high quality, primary vision care and vision research to visually sustain combat capability in support of wartime readiness and the aerospace mission. The optometry clinic has a variety of tools to test different areas of the eye as well as check for various health issues. A standard eye
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2012
Military members, retirees, dependents and civilians are all welcome to stay at the Barksdale Inn. For military members needing lodging for an extended period of time, the inn offers rooms that come equipped with a full kitchen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) FSS provides quality quarters for military members
Each year, the Barksdale Inn services more than 75,000 visitors in eight different buildings with a total of 263 rooms. Regardless of where and why they come, many just want a nice place to stay and recover from their journey.Lodging Airmen and civilians from the 2nd Force Support Squadron make sure all of Barksdale's visitors have a place to do
0 11/09
2012
Airman 1st Class Kenneth Bates, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Allied Trades apprentice, and Tech. Sgt. Vincent St. Hilaire, 2 LRS Allied Trades section NCO in charge, prepare to place a windshield onto a vehicle on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 5. The Allied Trades section maintains vehicle frames and glass of more than 700 government-owned vehicles on Barksdale as well as gives them new paint jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED)
Ensuring Team Barksdale has quality vehicles
The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Allied Trades section ensures government-owned vehicles operated by Team Barksdale members are of the highest quality and stay mission ready.Vehicles are evaluated every 18 months. Repairs are conducted frequently to extend the vehicles' lives and make them suitable for the mission."The Allied Trades section
0 11/09
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Aircrew members exit a bus operated by Staff Sgt. Anthony Jones Jr., 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations craftsman, on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6. Vehicle operators support the Barksdale mission by driving aircrew to and from their aircraft as well as perform several other vital tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED)
Vehicle Operators get Airmen to their destination
All of the units on base must work as a team to effectively support the flying mission, and one unit ensures Team Barksdale has the vehicles needed to stay connected.The Airmen at the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations transport Airmen and supplies as well as keep track of the GOVs Barksdale personnel use to do their mission. "At
0 11/05
2012
Senior Airman Gregory Heyl, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment journeyman, uses a Bobcat T190 to clear a pot hole on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31. The Airmen, known as Dirt Boys, use a variety of heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, bulldozers and backhoes to accomplish a number of tasks around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
2 CES ‘Dirt Boys’ pave the way for Team Barksdale
The 'Dirt Boys', also known as the pavement and equipment Airmen, have a huge impact on Barksdale and the Air Force as a whole. From maintaining the roads to repairing and maintaining the flightline, this small group of Airmen helps to keep the mission going 24/7.Although their presence is rarely seen, these Airmen of the 2nd Civil Engineer
0 11/05
2012
Senior Airman Barry McCoy, 2nd Force Support Squadron, flips a burger in the Red River Dining Facility on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31. The Red River Dining Facility offers a wide variety of food for Team Barksdale to enjoy. The dining facilities service hours for breakfast are from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and midnight dining hours are from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) 2 FSS Food for Thought
Napoleon Bonaparte once said "An army marches on its stomach," as an example of how important it is to have a well-fed unit. Over time, many things have changed in the Air Force, but one factor remains constant. Airmen need to eat.At Barksdale, the 2nd Force Support Squadron's Sustainment Flight has several Airmen in Food Operations Services
0 11/02
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Crowe, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit hydraulics section, replaces a banana link on the main landing gear of a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 10. The flightline section of the hydraulics shop handles a much different sort of maintenance, such as red-ball, situations that occur during aircraft take-off that require immediate maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Improvise, Adapt and Overcome: Accessories Airmen ensure global power
For as long as the B-52H Stratofortress has been in service, it has left a legacy in its wake. From the jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afghanistan, the B-52 continues to serve, due to the men and women who maintain the various systems of the aircraft.The Airmen of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Accessories Flight specialize in the delicate
0 11/02
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Airman 1st Class Cody Akers, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance lube rack technician, tightens an oil drain plug underneath a vehicle on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 24. Lube rack technicians perform oil changes, filter changes and inspect the vehicles' fluid systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED)

Lube rack Airmen keep engines running
It's not every day an Airman comes home covered in grease and dirt, but for the Airmen of the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance lube rack it's sometimes a part of the job.The 2 LRS lube rack technicians perform a number of tasks which include oil changes, replacing filters and maintaining the fluid systems that keep Barksdale's
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2012
Patrons of the Barksdale Fitness Center exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 25. The Fitness Center is open from 4 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.  Approximately 8,000 Airmen, dependents and retirees use the facility each week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED) 2 FSS Fortress of Family Physical Fitness
The sanctuary of sports. The mansion of muscle. The castle of cardio. These are all terms that could be used to describe the Barksdale Fitness Center. With plenty of exercise machines, weights, cardio machines and intramural sports to use, the Fitness Center offers Team Barksdale all the resources they need to stay fit -- which is a requirement in
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