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  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 9.1

    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 19 January 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community transmission is mitigated, whichever may occur first. In accordance with references (a) and (b), I have made the risk decision, in coordination with my Public Health Emergency Officer, to maintain BAFB’s Health Protection Condition level at BRAVO+.
  • C-130s travel to Barksdale for aerial spray pest insect control efforts

    C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, Ohio, taxis on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 19, 2020. The AFRC’s 910th AW came to Barksdale to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by providing unique aerial spray capability to assist with pest insect control efforts following recent hurricanes in Louisiana.
  • 2 SFS set up for Global Thunder 21

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon area for Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence against a variety of threats.
  • 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 22 October 2020. 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 19 January 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.
  • 96th BS honors retired Lt. Col. Mark Garlow

    A crew from the 96th Bomb Squadron conducted a funeral flyover at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Oct. 16, 2020, in memory of retired Lt. Col. Mark Garlow. Garlow, a native of Oklahoma, passed away at the age of 62, Sept. 25, 2020, in Destin, Fla. “We in the 96 Bomb Squadron, are proud to honor Lt. Col. Mark Garlow and the Garlow Family, with this B-52H Stratofortress flyover,” said Capt. Joseph Lyons, 96th BS flight commander. “Having the opportunity to honor our predecessors in the B-52 community helps us stay connected to our lineage of excellence.”
  • Barksdale Halloween COVID-19 Guidance

    This year a traditional Halloween will be meshing with current COVID-19 guidance in an effort to keep our families healthy, safe, and make sure they have fun! So please check out the guidance here. Trick-or-Treating on base will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. October 31st, 2020.
  • U.S. B-52s Cross Atlantic for BTF Mission Supporting NATO

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers departed the United States Wednesday to participate in a NATO hosted exercise over the North Sea. The flight was a demonstration of U.S. support to NATO Allies and partners and continued validation of a shared commitment to global security and stability.
  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.
  • Recycle responsibly

    As of Oct. 9, 2020, the Base Recycling Center will update their policy on what is accepted in the on base receptacles.
  • To Serve and Protect: From Greek soldier to U.S. Airman

    Some people feel they are born to serve, and for one former Greek soldier a year wasn’t enough. Traveling more than 5,000 miles, he set off to join the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force.
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