• Airmen receive punishment

    "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."-George Washington. The military justice system is a commander's tool to ensure good order and discipline and mission accomplishment. The ultimate forum for military justice is the court-martial. A court-martial can sentence
  • AFNOC center of cyber progress

    Barksdale hosted functional managers from major commands and field operating agencies during a communications training advisory group July 30 through Aug. 3 at Eighth Air Force Headquarters. The group met to determine changes to future communications training curriculums, according to Senior Master Sgt. Bob Howard, Air Force Network Operations
  • 2d AMDS reactivated: 2d MDG welcomes new squadron

    The 2d Medical Group welcomes back a former squadron to its ranks. The 2d Aerospace Medicine Squadron was deactivated on July 1, 2001, but will reactivate Monday. The reactivation will bring back a medical squadron with a decorated past. "The Air Force Medical Service with the approval of Air Force leadership made the decision to re-activate the 2d
  • Building bombs to stay ready

    Airmen in the 2d Munitions Squadron production flight built inert GBU-31s, inert MK82 bombs and live M117 750-pound bombs earlier this week to measure their capabilities. The exercise gave squadron members the opportunity to produce a larger quantity and variety of munitions than they are normally tasked to build in support of day-to-day aircrew
  • The eagle has landed: New commander focuses on warfighting

    Col. Robert Wheeler assumed command of the 2d Bomb Wing from Col. Daniel Charchian Thursday. Colonel Charchian leaves Barksdale to assume duties as the chief of the Air Force Division of the United States Military Training Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Colonel Wheeler arrives here from Whiteman AFB, Mo., where he served as the commander of the
  • 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

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