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Sept. 28, 2012

Avionics: the nervous system of the BUFF

Due to advances in technology, some aircraft in the U.S. inventory can trouble shoot their own avionics systems; however, for the B-52H Stratofortress, the aircraft's systems must be monitored and manually maintained frequently.Avionics Airmen from the 2nd Maintenance Group are the guardians who monitor the B-52's avionics systems. These Airmen

Sept. 28, 2012

Worldwide communication

Barksdale Airmen are connected to one another, whether it's through the Internet or phones, and the 2nd Communications Squadron Infrastructure Flight ensures Team Barksdale members receives mission critical information. "We handle all communications on base and ensure we're connected to the outside world," said Senior Airman Miguel Reed, 2 CS

Sept. 20, 2012

Play hard, Play Safe

All Airmen are familiar with safety briefings and safety days, the most recent being the Street Smart presentation given before the Labor Day weekend, little do Airmen know there is much more to these briefings than meets the eye.The 2nd Bomb Wing Safety Office aims to prevent fatal accidents and help ensure Team Barksdale members make safe choices

Sept. 20, 2012

POL Airmen keep Barksdale moving

Just as people need food and water to function, aircraft and vehicles need fuel to perform their mission.Airmen from the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight are responsible for the petroleum, oil and lubricant needed to get aircraft off the ground and vehicles on the road."Our mission statement is to enable flexible and

Sept. 20, 2012

Cable Dawgs run in packs to get job done

From scaling 150-foot towers, to exploring dark utility holes, Cable Dawgs work hard to keep Team Barksdale's $116 million cable and fiber infrastructure wrapped up. Airmen from the 2nd Communications Squadron repair or install cables, antennas, phone and fiber optic lines to ensure Team Barksdale can communicate effectively and securely. "Our job

Sept. 12, 2012

Just in time

In order to keep aircraft safe and on the leading edge of combat capability, they constantly undergo upgrades and maintenance.Sometimes this maintenance is time sensitive or critical and must be completed by a specific date. In this case, a specific action known as a Time Compliance Technical Order is initiated to ensure the required maintenance is

Sept. 7, 2012

Bathing the BUFF

Like any other night, maintenance Airmen head into work for their swing shift, but instead of their Airman Battle Uniforms, the Airmen filter through the hangar in shorts, t-shirts and boots. This non-traditional work attire is needed so maintenance Airmen can don their proper protective equipment easily and comfortably. These Airmen have a long,

Aug. 24, 2012

Engines: managing the maintenance

Like any engine, aircraft engines need maintenance, but the Air Force does more than just maintain engines, it has dedicated units to manage and monitor their aircraft's engines to ensure they are mission ready.Airmen from the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Engine Management Office play a key role in supporting the mission by ensuring the B-52H

Aug. 23, 2012

Junior Achievement gains stripes, bars support

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." The Chinese proverb has many variations repeated by many societies but the message still remains the same; an individual must be taught something in order to retain the skill.A world-wide program is dedicated to doing just that for school children and teens, and

Aug. 22, 2012

Aircrews showcase B-52 capability

From medical personnel to maintainers, every unit on base plays a role in supporting the core mission of the 2nd Bomb Wing - using the B-52H Stratofortress to put bombs on target anywhere on the globe. When the BUFF is called into action, exercises such as Combat Hammer ensure that it is able to do so with deadly precision."The mission of the 86th