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May 12, 2009

Lights, camera, action: Airmen attend star-studded military ball

Barksdale Airmen and members of the local community walked down the red carpet April 25 for the Holiday in Dixie Military Ball 2009 at the Horseshoe Casino's Riverdome. The 8th Air Force, 2d Bomb Wing and 917th Wing hosted the military appreciation festivity themed "Military in the Movies--Strategic Air Command to Star Wars." Lt. Gen. Robert J.

May 1, 2009

B52 supports maritime operations mission

Six Barksdale Airmen took part in the U.S. Navy's longest-running annual joint exercise, UNITAS, April 29 at the Jacksonville Operational Areas off of the coast of Jacksonville, Fla. In this year's exercise entitled UNITAS Gold, Barksdale was invited to participate in the sinking of the ex-USS Connolly. UNITAS Gold joined militaries from Argentina,

May 1, 2009

Barksdale kids fish for fun

More than 70 Barksdale children and their families gathered on the base's East Side April 25 to participate in outdoor recreation's Kids Fish event. Children ages from 2 to 12 lined the bank and docks of Harmon Lake with fishing poles as they competed for prizes. Categories included: most fish caught, the biggest fish, fish with the biggest brim

May 1, 2009

Sight for Skyler

Skyler amuses herself with her toys, tries to walk, giggles incessantly when her dad plays with her and loves to cuddle up to her mom. In many ways, Skyler is just like any other 14-month-old, except she can't see. At only three-months old, Skyler was diagnosed with Septo-optic dysplasia, manifested by optic nerve hypoplasia, which left her blind

April 6, 2009

Barksdale DRMO accepts excess

Barksdale's Defense Reutilization Marketing Office provides an official way to turn in unused government property. The two-manned operation's purpose is to keep and maintain accountability of all turn-in material on base along with support with the turn-in of unserviceable property. After restructuring in the late 1990s, Barksdale's DRMO supports

April 6, 2009

Barksdale education office teaches Airmen

Educational benefits are one of the many reasons Airmen join the military and the main goal of the Barksdale education office is to present Airmen with the educational benefits that are available to military personnel. "We want to support Airmen with their schedules, all the different disciplines of study they wish to pursue and ensure we make them

April 2, 2009

Spring cleaning for Barksdale’s east side

Volunteers gathered on Barksdale's east side March 28 and 29 to participate in a spring-cleaning project. The cleanup project took place over a weekend, with 18 base personnel and their families volunteering to help restore the hiking trails on the east side. Volunteers spent their time clearing the pathways, cutting back trees and cleaning the

March 25, 2009

Barksdale, 2d Bomb Wing welcome new commander

Col. Steven Basham assumed command of the 2d Bomb Wing from Col. Robert Wheeler Monday at Hoban Hall. Colonel Wheeler arrived at Barksdale in July 2007. He will be stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., where he will serve as the B-2 bomber base's wing commander. While the Air Force is sending him to face new challenges, Colonel Wheeler says he

March 25, 2009

Services team pummels competition

Barksdale might not be sending a team to the 5th Annual Dodgeball World Championship in Las Vegas this year, but they definitely could have given "Peter La Fleur" and "White Goodman" a run for their money. The Barksdale Fitness Center hosted a lunchtime dodgeball competition March 6. The eight teams filing onto the court for the chance to pummel