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  • 8th AF leaders visit 2nd BW

    Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina A. Smith, 8th AF and J-GSOC command chief, visit the 2nd Medical Group laboratory during their official visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 12, 2020. Weatherington and Smith were both
  • Statue unveiled honoring Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex region

    Lorenz Walker, Bossier City mayor and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and Joey Strickland, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, unveil the Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex statue at the Bossier City Civic Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 11, 2020. The Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex statue is dedicated to the women, past and
  • STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint Selects Winners

    Two Airmen were selected as finalists by Air Force Global Strike Command leadership and community leaders as part of the STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) event held Friday, Oct. 30, at the STRIKEWERX Innovation Hub in Bossier City, Louisiana.The STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) event brought together six wing finalists from across AFGSC to receive coaching
  • Barksdale safely enjoys Trunk or Treat

    Members of the Barksdale community walk from car to car during the Trunk or Treat event at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31, 2020. The 2nd Bomb Wing chapel hosted the event to allow the Barksdale community to safely enjoy Halloween.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Lillian Miller)
  • Barksdale participates in GLOBAL THUNDER 21

    Barksdale Airmen executed their part in realistic simulations and training opportunities during GLOBAL THUNDER 21. The annual exercise designed to test and train U.S. Strategic Command’s wartime capabilities and joint-operational readiness, gave Team Barksdale the unique opportunity to further develop all mission areas and operate under real-world conditions.
  • Air Force C-130s fly mosquito control aerial spray ops to support hurricane Delta, Laura recovery efforts

    U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft, equipped with Modular Aerial Spray Systems (MASS), and approximately 85 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, deployed to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, to conduct mosquito control aerial spray missions over southern Louisiana.
  • B-52's takeoff in support of Global Thunder 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Global Thunder 21 Oct. 23, 2020. Exercises like GLOBAL THUNDER involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa B. Corrick)
  • Dealing with stressors in relationships

    Research has shown that relationship difficulties are at the heart of many problems in the military, and officials within the Defense Department's military community and family policy are putting in place programs for service members and their families to get help in their relationships.
  • Barksdale participates in Global Thunder 21

    U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies.
  • Barksdale B-52s return for Global Thunder 21

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses taxi the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Global Thunder 21, Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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