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Oct. 2, 2018

COMMENTARY: Loneliness in the military

September has come and gone, and the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur have passed. If I were at home with my family, we would have honored our faith together by sharing what has happened in our lives over the past year. However, I’m 2,000 miles away from my nearest relatives and I have never felt more alone. Every year, I would enjoy spending time with my family during Rosh Hashana, eating dinner, lighting candles and dipping apples in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. However, spending time with my family and feeling like I belong is what I’ll miss most this year during the holidays.

Sept. 28, 2018

EOD shoots with local sheriffs

Members of the 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trained with the Bossier Parish Sheriff Department (BPSD) in Benton, La. Sept. 27, 2018. The joint event kept EOD up to training standards while promoting teamwork and a continuing partnership between Barksdale and local law enforcement.

Sept. 27, 2018

Run to remember

Sept. 27, 2018

Recycling and dumping: know the difference

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources and increases economic security, among many other benefits. However if items are disposed of incorrectly, those benefits can quickly be compromised and cause problems on base.

Sept. 27, 2018

COMMENTARY: The Flash

“Life is locomotion. If you’re not moving you’re not living. But there comes a time when you’ve got to stop running away from things and you’ve got to start running towards something. You’ve got to forge ahead”. - The Flash

Sept. 26, 2018

DFAC offers new menu options for Airmen

The Red River Dining Facility released new menu options throughout this month, designed around Airmen’s health concerns and wants. “We are trying to keep everything fresh and exciting for our Airmen,” said Greg Marciw, Sedexo executive chef at the Red River Dining Facility. “Our most popular station so far is N’Rich, and I think it’s because we just have more options. Before, we had simple options and we only offered one type of burger now we have specialties like our Greek turkey burger.”

Sept. 21, 2018

Dress fit for a princess

The 2nd Force Support Squadron collected dresses and suits for the Cinderella and Prince Charming Project at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center to help military spouses prepare to attend this year’s Air Force Ball.

Sept. 21, 2018

Air Force Band conducts music workshop for Bossier Parish students

Bossier Parish students applaud members of the Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West, during a Bossier Instructional Center music workshop in Bossier City, La., Sept. 20, 2018. Students from three different schools in the parish attended the workshop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Sept. 19, 2018

Force protection update to impact gate traffic

A development to enhance Force Protection measures here is slated to begin Sept. 24, 2018. The project, which will be completed at west gate, is estimated to last until Oct. 12. The construction team will be updating base security by installing removable bollards.

Sept. 19, 2018

COMMENTARY: Batman

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me” Batman