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Aug. 8, 2018

Back to school physicals

It is time once again to send the kids back to school. If your child needs a school physical the 2d Medical Group has added two additional days in August to help get these completed.

Aug. 5, 2018

Reaching Out

Aug. 2, 2018

2nd SFS collaborates with LPD

Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron collaborated with officers from the Longview Police Department in Texas, on July 24, 2018. The police department reached out to the 2nd SFS military working dog teams to assist them with an investigation. “Our dogs are trained to be detectors,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Winter, 2nd SFS MWD trainer. “They can detect explosives, narcotics and human scent. They can find people hiding in buildings or the woods. Our dogs are also trained to bite and hold down their opponent.”

Aug. 2, 2018

What’s in my water

Everyone needs water to survive. Not only do people drink water, but they use it to wash dishes, clothes, their bodies and to load their squirt guns and water balloons.

Aug. 2, 2018

COMMENTARY: Eight pieces of advice to military kids

We’re put in a very unique position as the children of service members. From birth, we are part of their journey. One or both of our parents are leaders in this quest to protect our nation and aid the rest of the world. The quest requires us to move every few years to a new base where our parents learn new skills, help build up our defenses and stay on guard. On this mission, we are their companions and support team. We have a big job to do and as someone who’s been doing this job for 19 years, I’ve collected a few pieces of advice that can help make this journey easier, more enjoyable and more fulfilling.

Aug. 1, 2018

2nd MDG opens 24/7 appointment cancelation line

There are a number of reasons why patients may not be able to make a scheduled medical appointment. Calling to cancel the appointment is the best way to avoid a no show and open up availability for another patient. It is not always convenient to call during duty hours and speak to an appointment line clerk. That is why the 2nd Medical Group has added an after-hours cancelation option to their phone system.

July 31, 2018

COMMENTARY: Wonder

“Wisdom begins in wonder” Socrates When is the last time you had a sense of wonder? I mean, really a sense of awe that stopped you in your tracks and took your breath away? The first such experience of mine that I can recall is when I first saw the Grand Canyon. I was only eight years old, but I remember it vividly. I was taken aback by how massive and wondrous the site was. It expanded as far as the eye could see and my breath was legitimately taken away (probably because I’m afraid of heights).

July 27, 2018

Not in my Air Force

There is no doubt, question, uncertainty or room for sexual assault in the Air Force, only zero tolerance.

July 26, 2018

2nd CS keeping up connections

The phone rings, someone answers and a joyful greeting from a friend in another state comes through. They check their morning emails and learn when their next meeting will take place. They open an internet browser to read international news. All of these are forms of communication. Nearly everyone does it every day and don’t often wonder how so much information can travel so effortlessly. Here at Barksdale Air Force Base, every electronic communication is maintained thanks to the work of the 2nd Communications Squadron.

July 26, 2018

Local karate school meets 2nd SFS