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  • Airman finds purpose in tragic events of 9/11

    Young Dylan Lecce stared out the window of a Manhattan classroom and watched his city burn.   A native of the Bowery in New York, Lecce, stared in wide-eyed wonder as his 8-year-old mind tried to process the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that unfolded before him. The confusion of that event, ironically, set Lecce’s life on a trajectory that brought him to Barksdale Air Force Base, as a Weapons System Officer student in the Formal Training Unit here.
  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 13

    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. I have
  • 340th WPS students learn to build bombs

    Capts. Samuel Shrewsberry and Michael McBrien, 340th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor course students, inspect training munitions during a training bomb build at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 13, 2021. The Airmen from the 340th WPS trained with the 2nd Munitions Squadron to better learn and understand what it takes to build
  • AFGSC bomber mission showcased during Acting SecAF visits

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth saw first-hand how Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen are supporting world-wide bomber operations during visits to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, April 6 and 7.
  • Renewal of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – COVID-19

    On 17 March 2020, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and based on a preliminary investigation and the recommendations from our Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO), my predecessor declared a public health emergency (PHE) in accordance with reference (a). That declaration has continuously been reviewed and renewed, and it is set to expire on 5 April 2021. Further investigation and recommendations from my PHEO indicate the need to renew the Declaration of a PHE for an additional 90 days. As such, I am renewing the Declaration of PHE until 5 July 2021, at which time it will automatically terminate unless it is renewed and re-reported, or terminated sooner by myself or a senior commander in the chain of command.
  • Barksdale Bombers named local hockey champions

    The Barksdale official hockey team, the Barksdale Bombers, won the Mudbugs Adult Hockey League championship game at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, in Shreveport, Louisiana, March 31, 2021.
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