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Aug. 31, 2008

Barksdale unit responds to request for aid

Members of Barksdale's 2d Logistics Readiness Squadron helped mobilize the Louisiana Army National Guard's 1083rd Transportation Company Aug. 30 in response to a request for assistance in south Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav making landfall in that region. The 2d LRS built equipment pallets and loaded them onto aircraft in what was a

Aug. 30, 2008

Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force

Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the entire Air Force," Acting Secretary of the Air Force

Aug. 28, 2008

Servicemembers strive to brighten future for Afghan youths

Airmen and Soldiers of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team are overhauling a local boy's middle and high school campus to help provide a brighter future for youths in Qalat. The team worked directly with Afghan community leaders recently to discover sustainable projects that directly improve resident's quality of life. The undertaking,

Aug. 26, 2008

Flying training selection board to convene

The next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center here on Jan. 13, 2009. The board will review active duty applications for selection to pilot, combat systems officer, and air battle manager training. Officers born after April 1, 1979 with a total federal commissioned service date after April 1,

Aug. 21, 2008

Barksdale Airmen test capabilities during NORE

Monday Barksdale Air Force Base Airmen began major training to hone their skills during the base Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise. The exercise is geared towards testing the wing operations planning and ability to generate a large number of B-52 Stratofortresses for the global strike mission. Barksdale Airmen undergo scenarios in coordination

Aug. 15, 2008

Veterans honor fallen Airmen

More than 20 Barksdale Airmen attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial commendation presentation for Raider 21 at the 8th Air Force Museum August 12. VFW representatives, Kenneth Koval of the 5951 Chapter and Phil Volz, commander of the VFW District 12, presented the plaques to Col. West Anderson, 2d Bomb Wing Vice Commander, during the

Aug. 15, 2008

AAFES Gas Stations Extend Discount to Drivers Who Use a Military Star Card

Army & Air Force Exchange Service gas stations in CONUS, Alaska and Puerto Rico are being programmed to reflect a discount of three cents a gallon for drivers who pay with a Military Star Card. "Anytime a customer uses a bank issued debit or credit card, the retailer pays a portion of the transaction to a third party financial institution," said

Aug. 14, 2008

Going back to school

School officials from 22 Bossier Parish Schools met with parents and children at the base Youth Center July 31st to prepare for the new school year. Parents had the opportunity to meet with their children's principals and learn about the changes made over summer vacation, including athletic programs, and dress codes with a fashion show for each of

Aug. 6, 2008

Barksdale chief saves life at base pool

A chief master sergeant from Barksdale received Bossier City's highest lifesaving honor for resuscitating a 12-year-old girl after nearly drowning in a base pool. Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Gisel, 2d Communications Squadron, was awarded Bossier City Fire Department's Citizen's Lifesaving Award by Fire Chief Sammy Halphen for his heroic acts during a

Aug. 6, 2008

Barksdale cyclists roll into Iowa

Members of the Barksdale Air Force Base Cycling Team journeyed to Iowa July 18 to participate in the 36th Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. RAGBRAI, a non-competitive cycling event consisting of a seven-day bike ride across the state of Iowa, starts at the western edge of the state and ends on the eastern edge. Each day cyclists stopped