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  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • Winter Weather Update

    Updated Monday, Feb. 22
  • Roads becoming too dangerous to travel

    Road conditions on and off base are degrading rapidly. Roads and bridges are expected to be impassable soon. Please stay at home unless there is an emergency.
  • Base closures due to winter storms

    Team Barksdale, BAFB and the surrounding parishes are under a Winter Storm Warning that will progress into a Hard Freeze Warning, Wind Chill Advisory, and the potential for locally-significant snow accumulation.  BAFB and area have a *significant* chance of seeing freezing rain and drizzle.  https://www.weather.gov/shv/. In response, Barksdale Air Force Base will be transitioning into mission essential status beginning Feb. 14, 2021 at 1800. Reopening will likely occur no earlier than Tuesday evening, but more information will be released as it becomes available. Emergency and mission essential personnel remain approved for base access. Telework should be used to the maximum extent possible during this weather emergency. Base leadership is recommending all on base and off base residents to keep pets inside, drip faucets as needed, salt sidewalks outside homes to prevent icy walkways, keep an eye on home and surrounding area for damage, and remain indoors during the duration of the storm.
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    Team Barksdale,We have a Barksdale AFB forecast to help prepare you and your families for the upcoming winter weather this weekend through next Monday.The Barksdale AFB weather flight is forecasting 2-4 inches of snow on Monday. However, winter precipitation mix is possible through the weekend. If winter precipitation falls and freezes to paved
  • Combined forces conduct flyover for Cope North 2021

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and improve interoperability among partner nations, and this year’s exercise focuses on humanitarian
  • Bombers showcase airpower in the Middle East

    For the third time this year, U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East today.This long-range, short-duration defensive mission was intended to demonstrate the U.S. military’s ability to deploy airpower anywhere in the
  • LES reflects deferred social security tax balance

    Beginning in January 2021, your LES within myPay will reflect the monthly collection amount and contain a note in the remarks section that shows the remaining balance of deferred Social Security taxes.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the underarm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • AFGSC leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, receives his COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. AFGSC units are following the U.S. Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan which implements a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and
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