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  • B-52 Schoolhouse pushes through pandemic

    B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 20-02 graduated during a ceremony here Dec. 4, the final class to graduate this year.The 93rd Bomb Squadron and 11th BS administer the formal training program and continue to supply the Air Force with a timely and steady stream of new B-52 aircrew, despite the on-going COVID 19 pandemic.“The pandemic
  • SAPR hosts open house

    Barksdale’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team hosted an open house Dec. 4, 2020, to introduce some new arrivals to the team including deputy sexual assault response coordinator Maj. Minde Geiger and sexual assault response coordinator Misty Talley.
  • Forging the Wings of Future Leaders

    In his shop on the flight line, Airman Kieran Denehan, B-1 Lancer avionics specialist stationed at Dyess AFB, Texas, was the lowest ranking member in his shop. “I was young and ignorant, and my director and NCO’s weren’t the most nurturing,” Denehan recalls. The direction of his life changed, however, when a technical sergeant and chief master sergeant took Denehan under their wing and steered him away from hanging out with the wrong crowd and encouraged educational opportunities. And when it came to complaining about his base, his mentors said simply, “You might not like your location, but if you’re good at what you do, you can change that.”
  • EOD MasterBlaster 2020

    Master Sgt. Ian Garcia, left, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron section chief explosive ordnance disposal logistics, poses for a photo with Col. Randy Whitecotton, right, 2nd Mission Support Group commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 1, 2020. Garcia was awarded the 2020 EOD MasterBlaster Association Senior Non Commissioned Officer of the
  • US B-52H trains with Colombian Air Force, Ecuadorian Navy

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft participated in “Brother’s Shield” a Colombian Air Force lead exercise and in “UNITAS LXI” an Ecuadorian Navy lead exercise in the U.S. Southern Command’s Area of Responsibility. The name of the exercise “Brother’s Shield” developed from the close relationship between the U.S. Air Force and the Colombian Air Force. During this training mission, the Colombian Kfirs flew in a formation with the U.S. Air Force B-52Hs in order to shield them from enemy combatants. UNITAS is an annual naval exercise conducted in the Atlantic and Pacific waters around Central and South America. The Ecuadorian Navy hosted this year’s exercise Nov 2-11, with participants from eleven countries.
  • An open letter from Shreveport-Bossier City health and hospital systems

    To the Citizens of Shreveport-Bossier City and Ark-La-Tex, As Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are approaching and COVID-19 cases surge, the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders on the front lines need your help. How can you help?
  • Federal funding for eagles protects Barksdale resources

    The B-52H Stratofortress isn’t the only majestic beast flying around Barksdale; along the wooded banks of Flag Lake lives a family of bald eagles that benefit the upkeep of Barksdale’s vast natural resources. By housing and protecting the nesting and feeding grounds of the eagles, Barksdale receives special funding from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center for their preservation efforts.
  • Gen. Ray speaks at SANDS

    Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, speaks to the students of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies (SANDS) program about the importance of strategic leaders in the Air Force nuclear mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2020. SANDS is an Air Command and Staff College program designed to develop
  • B-52s participate in Brother’s Shield

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., trains with Colombian Air Force KFIR fighter jets during the Colombian lead exercise Brother’s Shield over Colombian airspace, Nov. 8, 2020. The combined exercise is a partner nation interoperability training event between the U.S. and Colombia to increase hemispheric security and regional
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