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Air Force Engineering and Technical Service employees train active duty members on how to program a computer based scenario simulator on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 9. AFETS recruits mostly prior military members to remain as part of the force and work alongside active duty maintenance and communications Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)(RELEASED) No substitute for experience
Across the Air Force, aircraft maintenance and communications Airmen are expected to correct some of the most technically advanced issues faced in today's military. Although they attend in-depth technical training, sometimes experience really is the best teacher.Air Force Engineering and Technical Services is a program that employs several hundred
0 8/09
2012
John Thompson, Hazardous Material Pharmacy site manager, conducts an inspection on a locker containing hazardous materials on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 31. Any yellow locker contains flammable hazmat that is subject to inspections, which ensure all hazmat is present and in good condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED) The other pharmacy
In order to continue supporting the Barksdale mission, Airmen on the flightline and shops around base need certain materials to perform their jobs.The Hazardous Material Pharmacy, or Hazmart, stores, tracks and distributes chemicals and materials that may pose a health or environmental hazard."We track every chemical that comes on base, from
0 8/06
2012
Personnel from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron clean their weapons in the 2 SFS guard mount room on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 31. If their weapons are due for cleaning, they must pass an inspection by the armorers before the Airman is allowed to return the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Locked and loaded
Of the many specialties within the security forces career field, one section ensures our defenders are properly armed and equipped to protect Barksdale.Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron armory maintain accountability of all weapons issued to and used by 2 SFS personnel."We issue out all of the weapons carried by the officers on
0 8/01
2012
Senior Airman Taylor Leach, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility flight, inspects a box of gas mask carriers on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 30. The mobility flight is responsible for issuing and maintaining mission essential equipment to deploying Airmen, such as gas masks, weapons and body armor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Support's the best!
For Airmen about to deploy there are many things they must do before boarding the aircraft that takes them into the wild blue yonder. Tasks such as weapons issue, medical appointments and a gas mask fitting are just a few of the items on an Airmen's pre-deployment checklist.The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility flight is responsible for
0 8/01
2012
Senior Airman Cedric Johnson (right), 2nd Force Support Squadron military personnel section, goes over paperwork with a customer on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 30. Airmen from the MPS assist base personnel who are out-processing by directing them through the various steps of the process. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED)
Out-processing smoothly and timely
Out-processing can be a daunting task to some, but there are many units on base that help Airmen accomplish it smoothly.Airmen from the 2nd Force Support Squadron military personnel section are the first of many base agencies an out-processing Airman visits, as they are responsible for the outbound assignments for base Airmen."Outbound assignment
0 7/30
2012
Maj. Matthew Pommer, 96th Bomb Squadron supervisor of flying, scans along the horizon from the air traffic control tower at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 23. The role of a SOF is to inform the operations group commander of scheduled flights and weather conditions, as well as ensure aircrew follow procedures safely. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) Supervisor of Flying ensures aircraft safety
The air traffic control tower, where Airmen manage the aircraft and airspace surrounding the base, is also the seat of a unique position known as the supervisor of flying.The SOF's role is to inform the 2nd Operations Group commander of any schedule or weather changes, responsible for the safety of on-going B-52H Stratofortress flying operations,
0 7/25
2012
Lt. Col. Brett Waring 548th Combat Training Squadron Det 1 director of operations points out one of the maps used by visiting units during a Green Flag East exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 18. The 548th CTS facilities has are used by visiting squadrons for a place to plan missions, brief pilots and launch aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED) 548th CTS provides support for Green Flag East exercise
Every month, Barksdale hosts one of the largest training exercises in the U.S. Air Force. This exercise involves the U.S. Air Force's sister services as well as the Air Forces and troops of allied countries.Green Flag East allows Airmen, Soldiers and pilots to refine their skills of calling in close air support.Before a unit arrives, Green Flag
0 7/20
2012
Airman Delonte Vance, 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, attaches a pair of night vision goggles to a crew helmet on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 19. The helmet and goggles are two of several pieces of equipment maintained by the Airmen in the life support flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)(RELEASED) Equipping the crew
When aircrew members take to the skies, they need much more than a working aircraft and the clothes on their back.Airmen from the 2nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment helmet shop make sure B-52H Stratofortress crew members have all the equipment necessary to deal with the rigors and risks of flying a long range bomber."We
0 7/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Professional organizations improve 2nd Bomb Wing; Airmen
Acronyms are everywhere: F4AA, CGOC, 5/6, Top 3, FSC and the list goes on. To some Airmen, these acronyms only represent a mixture of numbers and letters. To others, they represent professional military organizations designed to improve social networking, inspire professional relationships and encourage wingmanship around the 2nd Bomb
0 7/13
2012
1st Lt. Jared Taylor, 11th Bomb Squadron Formal Training Unit Class 12-02 student, inspects the inside of a B-52H Stratofortress bomb bay on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11. As the FTU students inspect the B-52, an instructor will accompany the students to tell them what to look for and give them guidance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)(RELEASED) B-52H Student Aviators
The 11th and 93rd Bomb Squadrons here have teamed up to train student aviators to operate the B-52H Stratofortress.In a nine month period, the 11 BS formal training unit takes new aviators and teaches them the fundamentals of the B-52H through academics and hands-on training."There are about three months of academics where we focus solely on
0 7/12
2012
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