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  • Barksdale proclaims it’s stand against sexual assault

    April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the Department of Defense. The Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) office at Barksdale kicked off the beginning of the month with a bang, as they hosted a proclamation signing followed by a 5K run.
  • 96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021. Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of strategic deterrence, the Omaha Trophy was presented to the 96th as USSTRATCOM’s 2020 premier strategic bomber squadron, the first bomb squadron to ever be presented the award.
  • Our Responsibilities

    How well are you living up to your responsibility? Regardless of your rank or position, you have immense responsibilities resting on your shoulders. We have hundreds of them spelled out in Air Force instructions and handbooks that we’re expected to carry out every day.
  • 49th TES conducts ALCM Functional Ground Test launches

    The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted four functional ground tests of the Air Launched Cruise Missile at McKinley Climatic Lab, Eglin AFB, Fla., during the month of March. 
  • Miss America visits Barksdale

    Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, visited Barksdale and the local area to raise awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs as Schrier herself graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology.
  • Barksdale receives E-4B power units

    Brig. Gen. Eric H. Froehlich, arms folded, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logisitcs and engineering, takes a tour of the recently acquired E-4B ground power unit at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, March 17, 2021. The power unit will be used to give power to E-4B aircraft that occasionally stop at Barksdale. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Second Bomb Wing executes Combat Hammer

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing loaded and employed nearly 50 types of various munitions and flew a total of eight sorties in support of exercise Combat Hammer, March 8-12. A week-long evaluation of the wing’s capacity to generate, load and employ conventional weapons on target, Combat Hammer measured the effectiveness and lethality of Barksdale’s combat capabilities.
  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.
  • Be a good neighbor. Help keep the bayous clean for wildlife

    Louisiana is known as the Sportsman’s Paradise and has an abundance of wildlife from white-tailed deer and alligators to the smallest prothonotary warbler and swallowtail butterflies. But have you ever paid attention to the vast diversity of wildlife on Barksdale’s Main Base? Raccoons, red-shouldered hawks, leopard frogs, gray foxes, and even otters can be spotted around base housing and the golf course. Bald eagles, snapping turtles, swamp rabbits, and wood ducks can be seen while exploring Barksdale’s East Reservation. Even alligators are found on Barksdale’s lakes and ponds and are occasionally seen in Mack’s Bayou!
  • PT test pushed to July, more updates forthcoming

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5-mile run, 1 minute of push-ups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three-component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous 10 – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
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