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  • Bombers showcase airpower in the Middle East

    For the third time this year, U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East today.This long-range, short-duration defensive mission was intended to demonstrate the U.S. military’s ability to deploy airpower anywhere in the
  • LES reflects deferred social security tax balance

    Beginning in January 2021, your LES within myPay will reflect the monthly collection amount and contain a note in the remarks section that shows the remaining balance of deferred Social Security taxes.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • AFGSC leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, receives his COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. AFGSC units are following the U.S. Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan which implements a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and
  • Barksdale AFB administers first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

    Airmen from the 2nd Medical Group immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Jan. 6, 2021. Among the first to receive the vaccine were medical staff, those maintaining essential national security and installation functions, and beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID.
  • Home Alone: Holidays in the era of COVID

    As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season builds, so can the stress of the season. Throw a wild card like COVID-19 into the mix and the times can be a lot to handle, but there is no need to handle it alone.
  • MacDill integrates training with Barksdale AFB B-52s

    Airmen from the 6th Air Refueling Wing traveled to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Dec. 15-18, 2020, to conduct integrated training with Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52H Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing.
  • Light aircraft crashes on the east side of Barksdale

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 2nd Medical Group, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and local authorities worked in conjunction to locate and effectively respond to a civilian light aircraft crash on the east side of Barksdale, Dec. 16, 2020.
  • Barksdale trains medics with Tactical Combat Casualty Care

    Medics of the 2nd Medical Group are becoming a whole lot more lethal, in a good way.
  • Santas in Blue back at Barksdale

    Santas in Blue (SIB) will return to Barksdale Dec. 19, 2020, at the Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City, La., with a COVID-19-safe twist.
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