"Masks aid in decreasing COVID-19's virility by three pathways decreasing virus spread by infected individuals.
For additional information refer to the FAQ's below.
When practical, refrain from going inside off-base restaurants, stores or businesses and instead, use drive-thru, curbside pick-up and home delivery options.
Practice physical distancing of 6 feet when you leave home.
Wear a face covering whenever in public if unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing and when directed as a requirement for entry into a facility on and off the installation.
Remain ready at all times to put on a face covering if and when the need arises.
Practice good hygiene, wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer when washing hands isn't an option, clean high-touch surfaces and high traffic areas frequently, avoid touching your face, sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
West Gate is at 24/7 operations.
North Gate will be open Monday through Saturday 5:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
To reduce contact between individuals entering Barksdale, the following gate procedures must be followed for base entry. When approaching the gate, hold onto your ID card with the back barcode visible to the Security Forces member. The Defender will scan your card and allow you to enter the installation.
Your safety is extremely important and this process will minimize the spread of germs between individuals while still enabling the Defender to maintain a non-diminished security posture. If your government issued ID card does not have a barcode, ensure the entire face of the card is visible to the Defender to include the photo on the ID and expiration date.
In short, follow all directions provided by the Defender. For additional information, refer to the AF Connect app for the 2nd Bomb Wing.
All indoor gatherings limited to 50 total people to prevent the spread of illness. Also maintain 6-foot distance from others.
For BAFB dorm residents:
The BX and commissary will have a single point of entry and are open to ALL beneficiaries with BX and DECA privileges with the following caveats:
All Barksdale AFB services and MWR activities are authorized to reopen with the following caveats:
Military members may use off-base gyms and fitness facilities with the following caveats:
Military members may attend on and off base religious services with the following caveats:
A: In an effort to reduce contact between individuals entering Barksdale, new gate procedures are being implemented immediately for base entry. When approaching the gate, hold onto your ID card with the back barcode visible to the Security Forces member. The Defender will scan your card and allow you to enter the installation. Follow all directions provided by the Defender. For additional information, refer to the AF Connect app for the 2nd Bomb Wing.
Please coordinate with supervisors and Squadron commanders to determine reporting options.
A: Personnel are strongly encouraged to limit movement off-installation. Civilian personnel are not directed, but are strongly encouraged to follow the recommendations.
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 October 2, to October 22, 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 at https://www.barksdale.af.mil/News/COVID-19-BAFB/BARKSDALE-SERVICES/
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:
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.
Message about the Coronavirus:
“Barksdale MPF ID/CAC/DEERS section is currently operating by appointment-only to mitigate COVID exposure and to operate IAW DoD Guidance. Please call 318-456-3710, Option 1 to make an appointment. CAC Pin Resets for mil/civ/contractors can walk-in between 0800-1600 for the pin reset. The “Barksdale Life – 2 FSS” Facebook page is updated when the DoD-managed system, DEERS (for CACs/IDs) is operable/inoperable. For the DoD Response to COVID-19 in regards to DoD ID Cards (CAC/USID) & Benefits, a copy of the OSD memo and FAQs, please visit: https://www.cac.mil/Coronavirus/.”
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office will be minimally manned until further notice. FOIA managers will be teleworking and will continue to process your request to the best of their capability; however, we expect delays in response times. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will notify you once the office is back to normal operations.
DoD COVID-19 Task Force has developed a website, the 'DoD COVID-19 Travel Information Application' (accessible to DoD members with a CAC) that provides information related to the current COVID-19 pandemic to enable a more informed, educated force. There are four applications within the website that provide visibility of current HPCON and installation statuses around the globe. Link: https://covid-status.data.mil (recommend Google Chrome). The four applications are described below:
- Travel Scenarios: Location search to compare conditions between origin and destination. Refresh rate is weekly.
- HPCON Status: A map view of all DoD installations and their current HPCON status. Refresh rate is weekly.
- Installation Decision Support: View information about County and Military Health System (MHS) facility conditions impacting Installation HPCON status and SECDEF Gating Criteria. Refresh rate is daily.
- COVID-19 Case Heat map: A map view of COVID-19 cases at a global and CONUS county level. Refresh rate is daily.
The data presented in this DoD COVID-19 Travel Information application comes from the COVID-19 Task Force Common Operating Picture within the ADVANA platform.