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  • Miss America visits Barksdale

    Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, visited Barksdale and the local area to raise awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs as Schrier herself graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology.
  • Barksdale receives E-4B power units

    Brig. Gen. Eric H. Froehlich, arms folded, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logisitcs and engineering, takes a tour of the recently acquired E-4B ground power unit at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, March 17, 2021. The power unit will be used to give power to E-4B aircraft that occasionally stop at Barksdale. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Second Bomb Wing executes Combat Hammer

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing loaded and employed nearly 50 types of various munitions and flew a total of eight sorties in support of exercise Combat Hammer, March 8-12. A week-long evaluation of the wing’s capacity to generate, load and employ conventional weapons on target, Combat Hammer measured the effectiveness and lethality of Barksdale’s combat capabilities.
  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.
  • Be a good neighbor. Help keep the bayous clean for wildlife

    Louisiana is known as the Sportsman’s Paradise and has an abundance of wildlife from white-tailed deer and alligators to the smallest prothonotary warbler and swallowtail butterflies. But have you ever paid attention to the vast diversity of wildlife on Barksdale’s Main Base? Raccoons, red-shouldered hawks, leopard frogs, gray foxes, and even otters can be spotted around base housing and the golf course. Bald eagles, snapping turtles, swamp rabbits, and wood ducks can be seen while exploring Barksdale’s East Reservation. Even alligators are found on Barksdale’s lakes and ponds and are occasionally seen in Mack’s Bayou!
  • PT test pushed to July, more updates forthcoming

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5-mile run, 1 minute of push-ups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three-component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous 10 – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Engineers lead the way in winter storm recovery

    Nestled in the Northwestern corner of Louisiana, Barksdale isn’t regularly accustomed to the fall of a winter’s snow. So when inches of snow and record lows befell the installation, causing road closures, power outages and water breaks, recovery efforts were no small task. Spearheading those efforts with everything from clearing snow to repairing damages, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron led the way in the winter storm recovery efforts.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – After numerous tests and feedback from Airmen around the world, the Air Force Uniform Office has finalized the design of the new Physical Training Gear (PTG) uniform, and is preparing to begin the production process.This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and over 150 Airmen
  • Airmen return from BTF deployment

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 24, 2021, after a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. BTF missions provide a persistent bomber presence in the Indo-Pacific theater and around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • SMSgt. Abrams-Trust Aether-Sprint selectee

    Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Abrams-Trust, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile flight chief, poses for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 28, 2021. Abrams-Trust was placed on an Air Force level logistics team apart of the Aether-Sprint program, designed to improve and better Air Force logistics and communications. "We always look for opportunties to better oursleves and the people around us," Abrams-Trust said. "In this circumstance, is there a way to round myself out and understand some strategic vision a little better so that I can use that here in my organization, the 2nd MUNS."
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