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  • 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021. Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual movement techniques, the 2nd CES intensified the readiness of its engineers, allowing the unit to better adapt to changes in the national security environment and compete in the dynamic future of warfighting.
  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 14

    Public safety remains of the utmost importance at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB). This memorandum supplements reference (a), which renewed BAFB’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration until 5 July 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community transmission is mitigated, whichever may occur first. In
  • U.S. Air Force bombers conduct global BTF mission

    U.S. Air Force bombers, operating from the United States and forward-deployed bases, conducted a global Bomber Task Force mission today while integrating with allies and partners aircraft in Europe, the Indo-Pacific region, and North America. The BTF mission was conducted in multiple combatant command areas of responsibility. This mission
  • Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show 2021

    The Defenders of Liberty Air Show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. The event showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. It allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase the home of the B-52H Stratofortress, grant access to tour the military installation, view military and aerobatic performers, and support the recruiting arm of our armed forces.
  • Air Show shortened Sunday due to weather

    The number of performances during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Barksdale Air Force Base will be downsized due to weather and low air ceilings.
  • Twilight Air Show for Barksdale AFB personnel May 7

    On Friday, May 7, the Defenders of Liberty Air Show will host a Twilight performance exclusively for base residents, employees and their guests (guests must be sponsored by base personnel and hold valid passes).
  • BTF-21 Warrior of the Week: Airman Jarret Hostler

    The Bomber Task Force Warrior of the Week for April 18-24 is Airman Jarret Hostler, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instrument flight control systems journeyman, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • 412th TW integrates with 2nd BW

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited Barksdale to study the B-52H Stratofortress. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions.
  • Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform. Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man from a smoking car after a major vehicle accident.
  • Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor
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