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April 14, 2011 PRINT | E-MAIL
Barksdale is home to the HQ Air Force Global Strike Command, HQ 8AF, HQ 2nd Bomb Wing, HQ 307 Wing (Reserves and Air National Guard). The 2 BW provides global combat capability, as well as training for B-52 crews. For a thorough history of the installation, visit Barksdale's homepage.

Serving almost 58,000 active duty, reservist, civilian employees, family members and retirees, Barksdale is an integral part of the local communities. The local area is extremely supportive of the base and its mission, providing for a warm welcome wherever you go.

Barksdale Air Force Base provides easy access to other major cities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. This area is known as the Ark-La-Tex since it is located in the northwest corner of the state adjacent to both Arkansas and Texas.

The cities of Shreveport and Bossier City are divided by the Red River and, regardless of which side you choose, there is something here for everyone. Our weather, our food, our sports, and our culture are perfect for every taste. Take a few minutes to visit the links provided for a more in depth picture of the area. Remember to review SITES for detailed information on the area and the base. As always, if you need additional information, please contact us.

Barksdale History
Bossier City History
Shreveport History

What to See and Do
Louisiana Travel and Recreation Information
Shreveport - Bossier General Information
Shreveport - Bossier Tourism Information
Visitor Information - Shopping, dining, gaming, attractions, etc.

Helpful Links
Department of Motor Vehicles
Drivers License
Hunting and Fishing License Information - State