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The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale

Air Force Base, La., with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers - the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training

squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron.

Together they ensure the 2nd Bomb Wing provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all

Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve B-52 crews.

The Deuce provides our nation with strategic deterrence capabilities and devastating global combat air power-- anytime, anywhere.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) commander, discusses mission topics and concerns with Airmen from across the 2nd Bomb Wing during a base tour, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 27, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) commander, listens to question from 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen during a panel at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 27, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, listens to Lt. Col. Warren Carroll, assigned to the 93rd Bomb Squadron (BS), explain the Virtual in-Air Refueling Trainer (VRPT) during a base tour, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 26, 2023
U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, AFGSC command chief, speak to Airmen at the 2nd Security Forces Squadron armory during a base tour, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 26, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, presents a coin to Airman 1st Class Jacob Romero, financial planner at the 2nd Comptroller Squadron, during a base tour, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 26, 2023.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) commander, greets Col. Joseph McKenna, 2nd Bomb Wing vice commander, outside the wing headquarters building during a tour, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 26, 2023.
Tech. Sgt. Richard Holbrook, 2nd Security Forces Squadron kennel master, uses a Garrett hand-held metal detector to scan a Barksdale Airman during exercise Bayou Vigilance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2023.
Staff Sgt. Jacory Allen, 2nd Security Forces Squadron non-commissioned officer in-charge of plans and programs, inspects the contents of a backpack during exercise Bayou Vigilance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2023.
Tech. Sgt. Richard Holbrook, 2nd Security Forces Squadron kennel master, inspects the contents of a backpack during exercise Bayou Vigilance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2023.
Barksdale Airmen make their way through an entry control point (ECP) during exercise Bayou Vigilance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2023.
Barksdale Airmen make their way through an entry control point (ECP) during exercise Bayou Vigilance at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2023.
The event gave Airmen an opportunity to interact with local businesses that provide services and supplies to Barksdale.

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