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Feb. 28, 2011

Message from 2 BW commander

Airmen of the Deuce-Well done and thank you! Your performance during last week's Operational Readiness Exercise was, as always, absolutely exceptional. You generated and flew 37 sorties in just over 3 days-we are checking to see if that is a record. You defended and fought our base. You dealt with and mitigated a simulated mass casualty event. You

Feb. 15, 2011

Do you know your child's dental health needs?

February is Children's Dental Health Month and the Barksdale Dental Clinic will address the common questions regarding infant oral health care asked often by our first-time parents.When should you start caring for your baby's teeth?It is actually a good idea to get in the habit of cleaning your baby's gums even before teeth emerge. To clean your

Feb. 2, 2011

Setting Airmen up for success

Recently, I had to do an initial feedback with my Airman straight out of technical school training. After telling him what the standards were, I asked him to write out his goals for a military career, and get it back to me by the end of the day.A few hours later, he brought me his feedback paper back, and as I read his goals, it was déjà vu. His

Dec. 23, 2010

Memories of family traditions

"We have this moment to hold in our hand, and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand. Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come, but we have this moment today." Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote this beautiful song that I find myself reflecting on and remembering this holiday season. While each day has the same number of hours, some days

Dec. 21, 2010

Eighth Air Force Commander sends holiday message

Mighty Eighth,The holiday season is a time to celebrate the people in our lives that bring us happiness and joy throughout the year. In addition to some much needed time off with family and friends, it's my hope that the holidays will also provide an opportunity for reflection about achievements made in 2010 and new goals to be achieved in

Dec. 16, 2010

Applying Air Force Core Values to daily operations

Many of you may have seen the recent enlisted perspective e-mail from our Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force on core values. In this e-mail Chief Master Sgt. James Roy explains how integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do play an integral role in our lives as Airmen day-in and day-out. They provide a basic standard for

Dec. 15, 2010

Holiday successes and a new year of promise

The year 2010 witnessed many successes for Air Force Global Strike Command. As the first full year of the Air Force's newest major command comes to a close, the new year awaits with the promise of even more opportunities and challenges ahead.You, the men and women of Air Force Global Strike Command, support a vitally important and enduring mission

Dec. 7, 2010

2 FSS food operations team: Feeding Airmen for the fight

What does the food operations team do? As the name implies, we support and sustain our Airmen with top notch meals provided by some of the highest trained individuals in the business. The food service team operates the Red River Dining Facility and the Touch-N-Go Flight Kitchen. This team provides more than 20,000 hot meals every month to

Dec. 2, 2010

The job of an Airman

A friend once asked me if I thought our "jobs" in the Air Force were easy. As the question soaked in, I reflected on a few things. Anyone can say their job is easy, but not everyone serves in, or works with, this great service. In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, "Most Americans have grown too detached from Iraq and Afghanistan

Nov. 22, 2010

Barksdale's finance cutover to AFFSC in early 2011

The Air Force Financial Management community is focused on continuously improving service to Airmen to ensure your pay is processed accurately and on-time. As you have probably heard by now, the FM community is consolidating back-shop operations currently handled by base finance office locations worldwide into the Air Force Financial Services