April 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: Longer waits, safer gates
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. —
Every service member has a duty to defend the constitution of the United States. In order to do this, we support a variety of missions throughout the four branches of service. However, these missions are put in jeopardy if our security is compromised.
A renewed focus on security across the Air Force caused leadership to review base security procedures and, in places, change security measures. While these new measures may be inconvenient, they ensure we can keep Barksdale safe and complete its mission. We understand that there have been major changes to the flow of traffic onto base and our Security Forces Defenders are making every effort to keep traffic moving smoothly. Because the new security posture will be in place for the foreseeable future, it is important we all take steps to adjust.