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May 16, 2018

B-52s roar during AFRICAN LION exercise

B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, along with other U.S. and nine partner nations’ military forces, participated in the annual AFRICAN LION training exercise, April 17-27, 2018 in Morocco and Tunisia.

May 16, 2018

COMMENTARY: Mind and body

“The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one,” said Deepak Chopra.

May 16, 2018

COMMENTARY: Feeling at home at my first base

When I arrived at Barksdale in March 2017, I was thousands of miles away from my home and family. I’m familiar with the military lifestyle because my mother is an active duty Airman, but nothing could have prepared me for the depression and loneliness I often found myself feeling.

May 10, 2018

New Spray Park now open

May 9, 2018

American Airmen: Strength through diversity

Although it is known as the United States Air Force, many Airmen come from all over the world. Some moved to America when they were young, others never stepped foot in the country until Basic Military Training, but they all have one thing in common: proud service as American Airmen.

May 9, 2018

COMMENTARY: Not four but one

“The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” Tao Te Ching

May 3, 2018

2nd Bomb Wing wins Castle Award

The 2nd Bomb Wing was awarded the Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award March 30, 2018, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Castle Award is an annual trophy created in honor of Castle and the heroic acts he portrayed Dec. 24, 1944. Castle was the air commander and leader for more than 2,000 heavy bombers during a campaign against German airfields.

May 3, 2018

Fly, Fight, Win: On ice

He can see his own breath as condensation thickens on his visor. He leans forward, ready to pounce. Tension mounts as everyone watches him to see what will happen next. He waits. Suddenly, a whistle blows, the puck drops and the two centers clash sticks fighting for control at the start of the game.

May 2, 2018

Mosquito trapping and disease prevention

The 2nd Bomb Wing’s gates and streets are secured by 2nd Security Forces Squadron. To guard against cyber-attacks, the network systems are protected by 2nd Communications Squadron. Barksdale Air Force Base has a list of protectors that safeguard not only our military, dependents, and beneficiaries, but also the local community. This includes the 2nd Medical Group’s Public Health technicians who work hard to protect and prevent the spread of disease to the base populous.

May 2, 2018

Being content

“I have learned to be content in all circumstances… in times of need, and times of plenty…whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want… I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.” said Paul of Tarsus.