• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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