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Barksdale is no longer for official business only

Tech. Sgt. Tom Parsons, 2nd Mission Support Group executive assistant, hands out sanitizing wipes at the commissary at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 24, 2020. The Barksdale commissary has implemented a number of safety guidelines to stop the spread of germs, including: sanitizing registers and door handles more frequently than normal, marking lines on the floor to ensure people keep a six foot distance and even making routine intercom announcements to remind customers of common health guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Tech. Sgt. Tom Parsons, 2nd Mission Support Group executive assistant, hands out sanitizing wipes at the commissary at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 24, 2020. The Barksdale commissary has implemented a number of safety guidelines to stop the spread of germs, including: sanitizing registers and door handles more frequently than normal, marking lines on the floor to ensure people keep a six foot distance and even making routine intercom announcements to remind customers of common health guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --

Access to Barksdale Air Force Base is no-longer restricted to mission critical personnel only and the commander has implemented changes to the installation policy guidance that removes some limitations from groups associated with the base, including military retirees. The following preventative actions, which align with BAFB’s Public Health Emergency Declaration, will become effective at 6 a.m. on May, 16, to August 6, 2020, or until such time the installation commander determines public health data indicates the risk for sustained community transmission has been mitigated, whichever may occur first. In order to access facilities on Barksdale AFB, patrons should be prepared to wear face coverings and maintain a 6 ft. separation between themselves and others, not residing within their household. Specific guidelines for all installation services can be found here.

The Base Exchange and Commissary will have a single point of entry and will be open to all beneficiaries with Base Exchange and DECA privileges with the following caveats:

  • Commissary access for all retirees and VHIC holders will be limited to the weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
  • All patrons will wear face coverings and maintain a 6 ft. separation between themselves and others, not residing within their household, while in the Base Exchange and Commissary facilities
  • The number of patrons in the Base Exchange and Commissary facilities at one time will not exceed 25 percent of that buildings maximum capacity


All Barksdale AFB residents (Hunt housing, BAFB Billeting, FAMCAMP, or dorm residents) and 2d Bomb Wing assigned personnel residing on or off-base are directed to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Remain within one hour of your primary residence at all times
  • Limit indoor activities to fewer than 10 people and outdoor activities to fewer than 25 people and practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more if leaving your home
  • Avoid activities requiring the contact of shared objects and surfaces with persons who do not live at the residence
  • Refrain from going inside off-base restaurants, stores or businesses to the max extent possible and instead, utilize drive-thru, curbside pick-up, and home delivery options
  • Wear a face covering whenever in public if you are unable to maintain 6 feet distance between yourself and persons who do not live in your residence


Dorm residents should contact their immediate supervisor or command team for specific guidance related to do their dormitory. These restrictions do not apply to seeking medical treatment for you or your family.

We understand that these restrictions may cause some challenges on our Airmen, families, and local communities. We encourage everyone to lean on their command teams for support and guidance during this time. For more information, call the 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at 318-456-1015 or email 2BW.PA@us.af.mil.

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To reach the Barksdale Air Force Base Main Directory, call: (318) 456-1110

To request Public Affairs support, please fill out an Form 833 and email to the organizational mailbox

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