• Engineers lead the way in winter storm recovery

    Nestled in the Northwestern corner of Louisiana, Barksdale isn’t regularly accustomed to the fall of a winter’s snow. So when inches of snow and record lows befell the installation, causing road closures, power outages and water breaks, recovery efforts were no small task. Spearheading those efforts with everything from clearing snow to repairing damages, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron led the way in the winter storm recovery efforts.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – After numerous tests and feedback from Airmen around the world, the Air Force Uniform Office has finalized the design of the new Physical Training Gear (PTG) uniform, and is preparing to begin the production process.This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and over 150 Airmen
  • Airmen return from BTF deployment

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 24, 2021, after a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. BTF missions provide a persistent bomber presence in the Indo-Pacific theater and around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • SMSgt. Abrams-Trust Aether-Sprint selectee

    Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Abrams-Trust, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile flight chief, poses for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 28, 2021. Abrams-Trust was placed on an Air Force level logistics team apart of the Aether-Sprint program, designed to improve and better Air Force logistics and communications. "We always look for opportunties to better oursleves and the people around us," Abrams-Trust said. "In this circumstance, is there a way to round myself out and understand some strategic vision a little better so that I can use that here in my organization, the 2nd MUNS."
  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • Winter Weather Update

    Updated Monday, Feb. 22
  • Roads becoming too dangerous to travel

    Road conditions on and off base are degrading rapidly. Roads and bridges are expected to be impassable soon. Please stay at home unless there is an emergency.
  • Base closures due to winter storms

    Team Barksdale, BAFB and the surrounding parishes are under a Winter Storm Warning that will progress into a Hard Freeze Warning, Wind Chill Advisory, and the potential for locally-significant snow accumulation.  BAFB and area have a *significant* chance of seeing freezing rain and drizzle.  https://www.weather.gov/shv/. In response, Barksdale Air Force Base will be transitioning into mission essential status beginning Feb. 14, 2021 at 1800. Reopening will likely occur no earlier than Tuesday evening, but more information will be released as it becomes available. Emergency and mission essential personnel remain approved for base access. Telework should be used to the maximum extent possible during this weather emergency. Base leadership is recommending all on base and off base residents to keep pets inside, drip faucets as needed, salt sidewalks outside homes to prevent icy walkways, keep an eye on home and surrounding area for damage, and remain indoors during the duration of the storm.
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    Team Barksdale,We have a Barksdale AFB forecast to help prepare you and your families for the upcoming winter weather this weekend through next Monday.The Barksdale AFB weather flight is forecasting 2-4 inches of snow on Monday. However, winter precipitation mix is possible through the weekend. If winter precipitation falls and freezes to paved
  • Combined forces conduct flyover for Cope North 2021

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and improve interoperability among partner nations, and this year’s exercise focuses on humanitarian

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