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May 16, 2018

COMMENTARY: Feeling at home at my first base

When I arrived at Barksdale in March 2017, I was thousands of miles away from my home and family. I’m familiar with the military lifestyle because my mother is an active duty Airman, but nothing could have prepared me for the depression and loneliness I often found myself feeling.

May 3, 2018

2nd Bomb Wing wins Castle Award

The 2nd Bomb Wing was awarded the Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award March 30, 2018, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Castle Award is an annual trophy created in honor of Castle and the heroic acts he portrayed Dec. 24, 1944. Castle was the air commander and leader for more than 2,000 heavy bombers during a campaign against German airfields.

March 1, 2018

Inbound, outbound: 2nd LRS moving cargo

March 1, 2018

Storytellers offer Airmen hope

Storytellers is a base event that provides Airmen the opportunity to share their story, give hope to others and be an example of resiliency. Many stories told by Airmen showcase how humans can persevere through difficult situations.

Feb. 21, 2018

Fueling the flight line

The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels all B-52 Stratofortress' on Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Feb. 14, 2018

Barksdale's Mental Health Clinic offers sleep class

The 2nd Medical Group offers a one hour sleep class that is the first step to addressing many different sleep issues patrons may suffer from.

Feb. 10, 2018

B-52 performs flyover during Singapore International Air Show

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber conducted a flyover during the 2018 Singapore International Air Show at Changi Exhibition Centre here Feb. 10. The flyover was part of the U.S. presence at the air show, the largest defense exhibition and international tradeshow in the Pacific, Feb. 6-11. This year’s exhibition marks the 6th iteration

Jan. 24, 2018

Airmen learn Barksdale basics at FTAC

Every chapter has a beginning. For Barksdale’s new Airmen, their beginning is the First Term Airmen Center. FTAC is designed to give Airmen a chance to learn everything they need to know about their new base, available programs.

Nov. 14, 2017

Historic bomb goes out with a bang

Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron production flight assembled the last 31 M-117 General Purpose Bomb in the Air Force’s inventory at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 8, 2017. The M-117 has been around since the 1950s and is going out with a bang.

Nov. 8, 2017

Security forces Airmen protect base through inspection

Airman 1st Class Derek Wollmershauser, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation inspector, poses at the search pit at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6, 2017. 2nd SFS Airmen man the entry gates to the base, monitor the flightline, inspect vehicles at the search pit and go on patrol to keep base operations and residences safe. (U.S. Air Force