• 2nd AMXS loads naval mines in support of training mission

    Senior Airman William Oskay, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares to transfer a MK-62 Quickstrike naval mine in support of a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2021. The MK-62 mine is a shallow water aircraft laid mine used primarily against surface and subsurface water craft. (U.S.
  • How Barksdale's industrial activities affect our bayous

    Oh no! There is something in the bayou! No, we are not talking about alligators. We are talking about fuel and chemical spills. With the large amount of fuel and chemicals Airmen use to fulfill their mission, we are at risk of contaminating our air, soil, and water.
  • 96th Bomb Squadron accomplishes readiness exercise

    Airmen of the 96th Bomb Squadron prepare for a readiness exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 18, 2021.
  • Two Airmen rescue a family of four on I-20

    Luckily for a family of four in a flipped over SUV on a busy Interstate, two Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base pulled over at the crash scene and helped save the family’s lives.Tech. Sgt. Lorrentis Oliver, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron requirements and optimization NCOIC, and Airman 1st Class Marrissa McClure, 2nd CES operations manager, pulled
  • 2nd BW commander trains with EOD

    Col. Mark Dmytryszyn, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, puts on a bomb suit with the help of Senior Airman Janie Roberts, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 9, 2021. Dmytryszyn visited the EOD unit to further familiarize himself with the unit's mission and to understand the needs
  • Ground transportation airmen aim to move mission forward

    Air Force ground transportation professionals maintain base vehicles and provide transportation options for various base agencies.
  • Barksdale commemorates fallen pilot with a park monument

    Tech. Sgt. Lavandant Foster, 2nd Operations Support Squadron intel training wing flight chief, makes remarks during the Purser Park Monument unveiling ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 30, 2021. Lt. Brittain Purser was a pilot who passed away during a take-off collision at Barksdale and the monument honors his bravery and
  • Barksdale hosts back to school Q&A

    Barksdale Air Force Base held a panel to address questions Barksdale AFB families had about the upcoming school year.
  • New museum curator takes over at Barksdale AFB

    Barksdale Air Force Base has a museum rooted in honor and valor dating back to 1975 and continues to add to its collection to this day. A huge part of the museum’s collection begins with the museum curator.The museum curator position is not a position that is replaced often as it holds much responsibility and is a main reason for the success or
  • Hopeful in the face of uncertainty : A true story of resilience

    A terrifying realization is not being able to achieve your dreams. An even scarier thought is possibly not getting the opportunity to start due to cancer. Diagnosed a year after just starting his new married life, Senior Airman Eleazar Hernandez, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, was diagnosed with cancer.

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