Looking for something to do this weekend? New to base and hoping to meet some new friends? The BUFF Clubs aims to connect you with the rest of Barksdale through clubs, teams, and other groups not related to professional or private organizations. Contact a POC and get out there.
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We are allowing the owners of Buff Clubs to post to a Facebook Group. If you are creating a club, join the group and introduce yourself. Ensure to add post topics that matches the name of your club.
If you are an owner of a club, invite your members to this page and then archive your previous group/page. The reason for this merge is to have all the clubs in one group to keep traffic flowing from the Official Barksdale Air Force Base page. This merge also meets the 2nd BW PA AFI requirements.
If you have any questions, send us, Barksdale Air Force Base, a Facebook message. We will be watching for post qualities and to moderate posts for language. Feel free to get started.
Barksdale DnD is a community for fellow Dungeons and Dragons players to meet and connect with each other. Enthusiasts and newcomers are welcome! Click below to join us on Facebook!
POINT OF CONTACT: SrA Van BuskirkBUFFBarksdaleDnD@gmail.com
Barksdale Board Games is a group designed to bring together the members of the Barksdale community by making friends, hosting events and by playing board games. Join us on Facebook!
POINT OF CONTACT:
SrA Kelsey BachmeierBUFFboardgames@gmail.com
Welcome to the Barksdale AFB Video Game Club! We're a group of video game enthusiasts whose hobbies include first-person shooters to MMOs to sports! PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Wii, if you play games, you're in the right spot! If you'd like to be a part of the BUFF Gaming Community, please feel free to request an invite - we'd be honored to have you! Find us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/BUFFGaming/
SrA Dorner Jeffrey, A1C Vezie AlexanderBUFFVideoGameClub@gmail.com
BUFF Fit is a military CrossFit affiliate operated in the Iron Airman Gym behind Airman Leadership School. It's an unofficial activity and is not endorsed by the Air Force.. Our coaches are volunteers who have completed the CrossFit Level 1 seminar. Classes are FREE and open to beginner, intermediate or advanced athletes over 18. Our goal is to support, educate and encourage participants to achieve their fitness goals. It's more than a gym, its a community! Click below to join us on Facebook!
SCHEDULE:M: 0600 & 1730T: 0600 & noonW: 0600TH: 0600 & noonF: 0600 & 1730S: 0900
MSgt Roy Foster, 1LT Mark Edwards, CMSgt Christy Peterson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Since its inception in 1977, Shreveport Rugby has been a diverse organization reaching much farther than just the ArkLaTex region. Our players from the Northwest LA area have traveled both around the country and internationally to play with other clubs; we have a host of team members from across the USA - many of whom are in the area working at Barksdale Air Force Base; three of SRFC's members have been selected to play for the U.S. Air Force Rugby 7's team. Additionally, the club has been privileged to have players from around the globe, including Mexico, Canada, South Africa, the UK, Australia, and more. So whether you are looking for a way to stay active and competitive, to build lasting relationships, or just a great activity to enjoy with friends and family. Men and women of all fitness and experience levels are welcome!
POINT OF CONTACT: TSgt Johnston
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Want to start or grow your business? Join our group of motivated people as we regularly meet, discuss ideas, offer advice, and hold each other accountable.
POINT OF CONTACT: SrA David Inman
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CLUB DESCRIPTION: If you love to ride, then you will feel right at home!
There are many great roads and scenic drives to explore. The Tri-State area has a variety of road types which will help enhance riding skills. Road conditions in the local area are generally maintained but riders must remain vigilant for hazards such as changing road conditions, wildlife, weather and distracted drivers. We as a group, take the time to teach new riders important riding skills as well as make each other better. We participate in safety related activities as it relates to motorcycles and enjoy the comradery of the open road with the wind in our face. We're supported by The Green Knights International Military Motorcycle Club formed in 1999 with the goal of promoting rider safety, mentorship, and driver awareness. There are over 100 chapters worldwide with one at nearly every US military installation. Barksdale's Chapter 75 was established in 2008 and we welcome all riders to include sport bikes, cruisers, touring and everything in between.
POINT OF CONTACT: Troy Bencke
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CLUB DESCRIPTION: Come On Outside and help an Airman give their yard a facelift! This is an incredible opportunity to serve your Barksdale community if you love or have interest in yardwork or planting plants/flowers. There is no experience required. You can come out to learn or participate in a yard/landscaping project. Airmen, Military Spouses, civilians and Barksdale affiliates are encouraged to join!
POINT OF CONTACT: SSgt Clinton Pearson
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Barksdale PRIDE is a group established to enhance moral, education, and support for LGBT service members, their families, and allies. Our mission is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being by providing essential resources and activities within the local community; advocating for civil and human rights to embrace, promote, and support our cultural diversity.
POINT OF CONTACT: Wenona Welch, Randi Sologaistoa, Amy Benitez
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Our vision is to create a fun and focused group of individuals devoted to physical fitness and MAXING the Iron Airman Fitness Challenge. Once every week (possibly Thursdays), we would like to have a meeting where workouts, ideas, and motivated attitudes are exchanged. An optional workout will be held after the meeting. All fitness levels, ages, genders, etc. are welcome. The only things that will never be welcome are negativity and putting others down. I will consult multiple degreed nutritionists and fitness instructors before permitting a workout/health challenge in the group. If you would like the contact information of those experts, please let me know. I will ask permission to provide that information.
POINT OF CONTACT: 2d Lt Amanda Ley, A1C Ashley Adkins
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Barksdale Volleyball is a group for anyone that has the same interest for playing some volleyball. Whether you have been playing for years or just want to come out and have some fun, you have found your place!
POINT OF CONTACT: A1C Courtney Alvey, A1C Naomi Abel
POINT OF CONTACT: SrA Cameran Vincent
CLUB DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the lair of the Magic the Gathering Club! We are a group of MTG enthusiasts eager to get together and throw a showdown of skills. From new rookies to experienced veterans, we are looking for all who would like to join and become a part of our club. We will hold standard, commander, limited, modern, drafts and tournaments as we get more people into the group. You can find us on Facebook as Magic The Gathering Buff Club
POINT OF CONTACT: SSgt Jose Flores
The intent of this club is to provide a means for military members stationed at Barksdale AFB, who enjoy photography, to meet and learn from each other. There is not an experience level requirement to join this club as it is open to all experience levels. As this club grows the goal is to provide workshops and other events to help photographers to pursue what they enjoy. The workshops will range from teaching basics on camera handling, lighting, use of release forms, photo editing, etc. Another goal of this club will be to help the military members build networks in the local community among those photographers, models, etc.
POINT OF CONTACT: TSgt Gregory Gilliland
Barksdale iGoBan is a group to bring together individuals to learn and play a centuries old board game that is simple to learn, but difficult to master. If the predictability of Chess is wearing on you, or just want to try something new, Go may be a game for you! Play on a 9x9,
13x13, or 19x19 board for games ranging in difficulty and length. For those already familiar with the game: join, hone your skills, and teach those new to the game!
Red River Modeler is a group dedicated to the building of scale models including but not limited to figures, aircraft, ships, automotive, armor and sci-fi to name a few. At any given time, one or more club members are working in or learning about "other" model materials and teaching new techniques. We meet the first Monday of each month at Hobby Town on Youree Drive in Shreveport from 6 P.M to 8 P.M. Bring your project to show or maybe you would like someone to assist you with your model kit. No matter what, we would like to see you there.
POINT OF CONTACT: TSgt. Nathan Ennis
Our club is dedicated to growing and learning by seeking information to help us succeed. We will select and read a book every month. At the end of the month, we will meet and discuss what we have learned. By sharing what we have learned, we will grow together and take full advantage of our rich diversity!
POINT OF CONTACT: MSgt Ricardo Henry / TSgt Kari Dell'Orso
Barksdale Skateboards is designed to bring together skaters and keep them connected with our collective tribe. Our aim is to organize skate sessions and progress the passion and raw skill of skateboarding. Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza is the primary focus for our sessions along with opportunities to venture local spots and road trip our surrounding area. All age groups are welcome, which drives unscripted mentorship and coaching. Girl riders thrive in our culture and are always welcome to push the boundaries. Barksdale Skateboards is human experience!
POINT OF CONTACT: MSgt Travis Fowles
If you are over 18 and like the idea of a full contact sport that allows for aggressive behavior, competition, and strong teamwork, then roller derby is for you. Along with being a good time, roller derby is excellent exercise. You will build strength and endurance while at the same time getting into shape! Additionally, we host exciting events and you’ll meet some awesome new people. So if you want to go fast, play hard, make some friends, and feel great about yourself and your body, then come check it out! All you need to bring is a mouth guard and lots of water. We have loaner gear and skates.
POINT OF CONTACT: Amanda Talley
Freedom Jeep Club is a base and community wide off-roading club for jeep owners and anyone else who would like to partake. Monthly events of trail runs are posted on our Facebook account and sent out on the email listing. Trail rides take place on weekends within the local area as well as destinations as far as a couple hours.
POINT OF CONTACT: A1C Decker
Our club caters to serious wrestlers who still are pursuing competition as well as former wrestlers that just miss being on the mat. We have scheduled practices weekly that teach technique as well as focus on physical strength and endurance. We already have mats at the Iron Airman Gym. Click below to join us on Facebook!
POINT OF CONTACT: Logan Roth
Description: Dedicated craft time!! Come with your own projects to finish or work the monthly project. Socialize with some creative people, get inspired!!
POC: Christina Hollis
Description: “Blue (Mystic) ~ Yellow (Instinct) ~ Red (Valor) Created for all “Pokémon Go” app players looking for assistance with RAIDS or just want more friends that are local to battle and hang out with. As the game events are announced the FB link will be updated so that all members know when and where to meet for the fights so that you don’t have to fight a 5 or 4 or 3 star RAID alone anymore they are tough, but together we’re better. You’ll be stronger in the battles and your leveling will increase, as will your Pokémon. My friend code is 6421 9833 2147, no matter the team, I’ll always accept a new friend.
If you’re new or interested in playing, just ask, great forum to learn. Many people thought this game died, but as it turns out, there are tons of players. Come join us!”
POC: Jeremiah Elam
Barksdale Running Club's primary objective is to facilitate and organize a group run for runners of all levels. No fees, just hydrate and show up for the run.
Running benefits: to get fit and healthy, help to build strong bones, strengthen muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness.
Group run benefits: Accountability, Motivation, Consistency to stick to your training. Running with others makes you keep up with them and also helps to run faster.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/running.club.549
POC: Ben Adam
Club Description: BUFF Sport Bikes is about focusing on how typical sport bike riders ride. We encourage safe riding but also challenge our abilities as riders to promote good habits and motorcycle confidence. The idea is to bring a bunch of people who just love to ride together. Without the pressure of your typical motorcycle club. Not to bring down clubs, they have their attractions. But the idea is to just get together and have fun. Enjoy the ride, enjoy the turns, and just be a bunch of fanatics who casually get together for rides. Regardless if you ride a Ducati or a Grom, as long as you love the open road or the feel of gliding smoothly through a corner, we will ride with you.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BUFFSportBikes/
POC: Christian J. Bronson, A1C
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