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Sept. 19, 2017

Honor the Fallen Run

Sept. 13, 2017

Barksdale Provides Shelter for Evacuated Airmen, Aircraft

The hurricane season is in full swing yet again. For the third consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma. More than 100 personnel accompanied over 70 aircraft, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., the C-17 Globemaster III from Joint-Base Charleston, S.C., and the T-1 Jayhawk from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., arrived here between Sept. 8-10, 2017 during a hurricane evacuation.

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. 30, 2017

Team Barksdale monitors Tropical Storm Harvey

Barksdale Air Force Base is expected to receive the back side effects of Tropical Storm Harvey between Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. The level 4 hurricane has been downgraded to a tropic storm after hitting Houston this past week, leaving the city flooded. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to drop between 1 and 4inches of rain on the local Shreveport and Bossier City Area. The 26th Operational Support Squadron weather flight said a forecast of wind speeds up to 39 mph is expected.

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.