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Nov. 5, 2008

Natural Resources Office stays on track with safety

The base Natural Resources Office is reminding hunters to obtain the right credentials and adhere to all safety measures during the hunting season. According to Mark Gates, wildlife biologist, there are a few things a hunter can do to ensure safety, beginning with clothing. While camouflage can still be used, Hunter's Orange is the best choice.

Oct. 3, 2008

20th EBS Lightning mission hones maritime, aircrew capabilities

Bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed here as part of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron participated in a POLAR Lightning exercise this week exhibiting their ability to fulfill non-traditional mission requirements. This POLAR mission focused on using B-52 Stratofortresses to locate a vessel at sea, assist the Coast Guard with

Sept. 25, 2008

Chief Makes Tracks at AF Marathon

A booming voice yells "runners take your mark," a pistol fires into the air and the 2nd Bomb Wing command chief starts running with what was estimated to be more than 9,000 other participants to commence the 12th annual Air Force Marathon. With this event being his 18th marathon, Chief Master Sgt. Tim Cooley, a 44 year-old command chief for the 2nd

Sept. 25, 2008

Kick the habit

The Health and Wellness Center offers smoking cessation programs to base members who want to kick the habit. The first is the American Lung Association call line program is for those who want counseling and medication. The second is Fresh Start, the American Cancer Society's quit smoking program, a class conducted in a small group setting and

Sept. 24, 2008

Weekly 'guard-b-cue,' for TDY members grows into mentoring fellowship

It began as a simple cookout - a way for TDY National Guard and Reserve personnel at Barksdale to get together and share some food and fellowship while they were away from home. Now, more than a year later, what has become known as the Wednesday night "guard-b-que" has grown into a weekly tradition that also serves as a mentoring opportunity for

Sept. 22, 2008

Barksdale Youth Center now on Combined Federal Campaign list

Airmen who contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign this year now have the option to see the benefits first hand with the addition of a local organization to the list. Barksdale's Youth Center has been approved to receive funds donated through the CFC for the first time in two years. "By donating to the Youth Center, we will be able to continue

Sept. 22, 2008

CFC donors: America’s Wingmen

The 2008 Combined Federal Campaign has started, giving Barksdale Airmen a chance to donate to their charitable cause of choice. During the annual campaign, which runs until November 3, federal employees and servicemembers are asked to do their part in helping charitable organizations with either a one-time donation or by establishing a payroll

Sept. 12, 2008

Airmen invited to celebrate in first-ever Barksdale Oktoberfest

Barksdale personnel and their families are invited to celebrate a traditional Oktoberfest at the schlossplatz outside the Barksdale Club beginning at 5:30 pm. Oct. 3. The event is co-hosted by the Company Grade Officers Council, the Barksdale Club and AAFES and open to individuals over the age of 18 only. "This will become one of the events the

Sept. 11, 2008

Deployed N.Y.P.D. officer dedicates uniform for 9/11 display

A New York City police officer who is currently deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom added an authentic touch to the wing's Patriot Day ceremony here Thursday. New Jersey Air National Guard member, Master Sgt. Rose Condello, is in Southwest Asia as the marketing director for the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron.

Sept. 10, 2008

Barksdale Airman's son plays tee ball at White House

A Barksdale Airman's son was selected as a team member to play in a tee-ball game on the White House lawn. Steven Beruvides, son of Lt. Col. Ricardo Beruvides, 53d Wing's 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron assistant director of operations here, has been playing tee ball for two years and was selected for the special game. This tee ball game served