• Air Force CIO visits Barksdale

    Lauren Barrett Knausenberger, sitting left, Air Force chief information officer, receives a brief by Dr. Donna Cowell Senft, right, Air Force Global Strike Command chief scientist, at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, June 15, 2021. The Cyber Innovation Center is the anchor of the 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and
  • Barksdale hosts campus clean-up

    A Barksdale Airman blows away dead leaves during a campus clean-up at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 12, 2021. Dorm residents and senior leadership worked together to clean the Barksdale campus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)
  • Louisiana Marijuana Bill and its Effect on Military & Civilians

    On 15 June 2021, the Governor of Louisiana signed House Bill 652, which lessened the criminal penalties for possession of small quantities of marijuana. Prior to this, Louisiana law held that anyone who possesses, distributes, produces, manufactures marijuana was subject to hefty fines and imprisonment. Now that LA HB 652 is signed into law, offenders who possess marijuana in small amounts will only face minor fines as opposed to jail time.
  • Barksdale and local Civil Air Patrol join forces for MACA training

    Mid-Air Collision Avoidance is an important topic within flight safety across Barksdale. Committed to the safety of the local aviation community, Barksdale joined forces with the Shreveport Civil Air Patrol for an official Air Force assigned mission focused on keeping local aviators safe. MACA is a program where members of the 2nd Bomb Wing flight safety office travel to various airports spreading general awareness of hazards in the area, helping local aviators avoid mid-air collisions through preparedness.
  • Modified operations in recognition of Juneteenth holiday

    President Joseph Biden has signed into law the establishment of Juneteenth (June 19) as a federal holiday.Juneteenth is a combination of “June” and “Nineteenth”, and is also known as “Liberation Day” and “Emancipation Day”. Although Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862) declared that all slaves would be free on January 1,
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Barksdale dedicates new book exchange box to Lt. Gen. Claire Chennault

    A community book exchange box dedicated to Lt. Gen. Claire Chennault was established at Barksdale Air Force Base on June 8, 2021.The exchange box provides the Barksdale community with a program to encourage reading and learning through a free book swap.Tech. Sgt. Brandon Kitchens, 2nd Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of maintenance flight,
  • Global Strike Challenge kicks-off

    The 2021 Global Strike Challenge kicked off last week for some members of the 2nd Security Forces Squadron with try-outs at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 8, 2021.The Global Strike Challenge is the world’s premier bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, helicopter operations and security forces competition featuring units from Air
  • Mission Defense Team Provides B-52 Stratofortress Cyber Defense

    The 2nd Communications Squadron’s Mission Defense Team is deployed for cyber system analysis as part of the Bomber Task Force, conducting operations out of Moron Air Base, Spain. Deploying with the BTF provides the MDT the ability to perform timely analysis of the B-52 Stratofortress’ cyber systems in search for security risks and data abnormalities during and after bomber missions.
  • Barksdale COVID-19 HPCON A graphic

    This graphic was created to highlight Barksdale's move to HPCON ALPHA. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Taylor Hunter)

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