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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 Master Sgt. Marcella Philips, 2nd Maintenance Group weapons standardization loading standardization crew chief, tightens bolts to secure the weapon to a B-52H Stratofortress, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 2, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Marcella Philips, 2nd Maintenance Group weapons standardization loading standardization crew chief, and Tech Sgt. Darrell Stewart, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loading standardization crew member, secure the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon to the B-52H Stratofortress ejector rack, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, November 2, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Charlie Mathis, 2nd Maintenance Group weapons standardization loading standardization crew member, and Tech Sgt. Darrell Stewart, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loading standardization crew member, prepares a B-52H Stratofortress ejector rack for loading munitions, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 2, 2022
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Marcella Phillips, 2nd Maintenance Group weapons standardization loading standardization crew chief, points out B-52H Stratofortress weapons to Congressman Mike Johnson’s staff, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 7, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Weyermuller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, greets Mr. Chip Layton, Congressman Mike Johnson’s deputy chief of staff for his Bossier, La. Office, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 7, 2022.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Marcella Phillips, 2nd Maintenance Group weapons standardization loading standardization crew chief, answers questions about the B-52H Stratofortress from Mr. Chip Layton, Congressman Mike Johnson’s deputy chief of staff for his Bossier, La. Office, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 7, 2022
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
. Airmen ran at the base fitness center to promote mental health and suicide awareness.

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