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Nov. 16, 2012

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

Nov. 15, 2012

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

Nov. 15, 2012

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

Nov. 15, 2012

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

Nov. 15, 2012

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

Nov. 14, 2012

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

Nov. 14, 2012

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

Nov. 14, 2012

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

Nov. 9, 2012

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

Nov. 9, 2012

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