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  • Barksdale Senior NCO receives Bronze Star

    A Senior NCO in the 2d Civil Engineer Squadron has recently been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement as an explosive ordnance disposal team leader while deployed to Baghdad International Air-port, Iraq, July 25, 2006, to Jan. 25. Master Sgt. Joseph Jarboe III, EOD flight chief, distinguished himself by meritorious achievement as the
  • PA sees changes ahead

    Public affairs is streamlining its efforts to keep up with manpower reductions and increased deployments. The most notable changes are the cancellation of The Bombardier on Sept. 28 and the realignment of the Electronic Imaging Center under public affairs. "This is an Air Force-wide effort to help free up man-hours and resources for Public Affairs
  • Air Force streamlines officer, enlisted evaluation forms

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials are introducing new officer and enlisted evaluation forms as it transforms its personnel processes. The major part of this effort has been directed at reducing the workload associated with preparing officer and enlisted performance reports while ensuring the evaluation process remains fair and provides for
  • E4 outbrief yields great ideas

    The Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation team members provided their inputs regarding ways to conserve and create energy for current and future base structures to base leadership June 15. Barksdale's outlook is generally good and the message of energy conservation seems to be reaching people, said Lt. Col. Brian Weidmann, E4 Team coordinator.
  • Barksdale Airman receives Purple Heart

    A vehicle operator dispatcher deployed from here to the 586th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron received a Purple Heart after sustaining injuries from an improvised explosive device. According to a command post report, Staff Sgt. Thomas Knudsen sustained a compound fracture to his lower right leg, a fracture to his left heel and skull and
  • Barksdale hosts E4 team to begin model energy base initiative

    One is hot, one is cold; one is Air Mobility Command and one is Air Combat Command - but McGuire AFB, N.J., and Barks-dale have one important similarity: they were both chosen as model bases for an energy initiative. Members of the Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluation team visited base this week to inspect 26 buildings, about 17 percent of
  • Asian-Pacific Americans honored

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month and about 2.3 percent of the Air Force population is of Asian descent. Three local Barksdale members offered their experiences specific to their roles as Asian-Pacific American members of the military community. Lt. Col. Paul Doan, chief of aerospace medicine, has been in the military for 17 years. His
  • 2d SFS members celebrate National Police Week on base

    The 2d Security Forces Squadron held retreat May 17 in honor of National Police Week. The purpose of this event was to honor all fallen police and peace officers throughout the country and military members abroad every year within the week of May 15, according to Staff Sgt. Kathleen Currey, police services staff NCO. "It's important to recognize
  • Anthrax program now underway

    The Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program is under way at Barksdale and soon Airmen will gain protection from a lethal threat. The Deputy Secretary of Defense reinstated the program for active duty personnel, emergency essential civilians and mission essential contractors assigned to the Korean Peninsula or U.S. Central Command or on temporary duty
  • Saving energy on base

    Barksdale members are encouraged to take measures to reduce energy consumption, due to an executive order to meet a budget. Barksdale's annual utility budgets include $3.4 million for electric, $1 million for natural gas and $200,000 for water. Funding is only provided for 95 percent of the budget, creating the need for all base members to be
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