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Aug. 16, 2019

Sgt. Kidd’s legacy honored with renaming ceremony at Barksdale

The life and legacy of a 2nd Maintenance Group Airman is forever memorialized following a renaming ceremony of the Weapons Load Training facility to the Kidd Weapons Load Training facility on base, August 16, 2019. Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd, 2nd MXG loading standardization crew chief, who lost his life on September 25, 2018, will always be remembered not only as a son, husband, father and pivotal part of the 2nd MXG, but as a member of the Barksdale family.

Aug. 14, 2019

96th BS remembers the flight around the world

Over twenty five years ago, Aug 1, 1994, the 96th Bomb Squadron flew a mission that took two B-52H Stratofortresses around the world. The mission had the two bombers, Storm 1 and Storm 2, hit a target in the Middle East and return to Barksdale by circling the earth, proving that the B-52 can hit any target in the world without having to stop for fuel.

Aug. 12, 2019

Breaking the cycle

He could’ve followed the destructive path of a young man who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida was a real test for Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson, 2nd Munitions Squadron first sergeant. From family issues and compromised home settings to a heavy presence of drug use, every day brought new challenges his way.

July 19, 2019

A living legend: Retired Col. dePyssler turns 100

With 38 years as an active duty military member, 39 years as a volunteer and serving in four different wars, retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler is the definition of living a life of service.

July 3, 2019

Best of the pest: Barksdale pest management gears up for summer

As another blistering Louisiana summer comes into full effect, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management shop gears up to handle the unique pest issues that accompany the heat and humidity of Northwestern Louisiana.

July 1, 2019

Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.

July 1, 2019

Aircrew flight equipment: The right equipment for a global mission

Airmen with the 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight line section work around the clock to revise, equip and maintain modules designed to bring aircrew back home in case of survival situation. Survival modules are a self-sustaining lifeline designed provide the aircrew with 72-hours of supplies and tools needed to survive in any environment around the globe until the members are rescued.

July 1, 2019

Outdoor Rec: activities for summer

Barksdale’s outdoor recreation staff holds many options for Airmen and families seeking adventure on and off base, just in time for the summer.

June 27, 2019

Getting down and dirty

It’s after four in the afternoon and Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Pavements and Heavy Equipment Flight are returning to their building after a long day working around the base. Their shirts are stained with sweat and their boots are covered in dirt after. As they begin to pack their equipment and head home to clean up, they know they will be back tomorrow and work another long day. The “Dirt Boyz” are responsible for maintaining the base by keeping the airfield, sidewalks and roads in usable condition at Barksdale Air Force Base.

June 26, 2019

Barksdale Air Force Base water system

We are pleased to present to you the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2018. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day (Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien). Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.