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Sept. 13, 2017

Barksdale’s Mobile App: Information at Your Fingertips

Team Barksdale’s new mobile application brings a wealth of information available at the touch of a screen. The app is now available for Apple and Android devices and it provides a one-stop shop for all things Barksdale. This includes base-related news, a phone directory and upcoming local events.

Sept. 12, 2017

Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation

Team Barksdale welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, during the 2017 hurricane evacuation Sept. 8-10, 2017. Bases along the East Coast in Hurricane Irma's projected path, took proactive measures evacuating their aircraft to Barksdale staying ahead of the storm.

Aug. 23, 2017

Barksdale set to celebrate 70th Air Force Birthday

The United States Air Force will commemorate more than seven decades of air power when it turns 70 years old Sept. 18. Team Barksdale will celebrate this milestone with an Air Force Birthday Ball, scheduled to take place Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.

July 28, 2017

Back to School with School of Choice

The 2nd Force Support Squadron hosted a Back to School Night at the BUFF Event Center at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 24, 2017. Military families can now choose which school to send their children to with the School of Choice initiative, giving Barksdale residents more options when deciding which type of education best fits the needs of their children.

July 25, 2017

Civil Engineer Squadron Fixes Flightline

Barksdale Air Force Base has had the same airfield concrete for over 35 years, but concrete does not last forever. It starts to deteriorate with water flow and heavy weight, two things Barksdale has in abundance. Louisiana faces heavy seasonal rains and one B-52 Stratofortress can weighs anywhere between 185,000 and 488,000 pounds as it taxis down the flightline.

July 12, 2017

Hunt Housing Improves Quality of Life with Renovations

Barksdale AFB Family Housing began a $2.2 million dollar project to renovate the homes and neighborhood amenities for base residents earlier this year to improve the services provided, as well as the quality of life for the base community.

June 26, 2017

Airmen donate blood at the 2017 LifeShare Blood Drive

Team Barksdale members wait to donate blood at the 2017 LifeShare Blood Drive at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 16, 2017. More than 50 donors participated, giving at least a pint of blood each. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett)

March 23, 2016

All-female air crews honor Women’s History month

For the first time in Air Force history, two all-female crews of B-52 Stratofortress aviators from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew training missions from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 22.

Feb. 23, 2016

2nd BW brings home Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The 2nd Bomb Wing was recently awarded with the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptional meritorious service during 2014.