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Sept. 8, 2011

Barksdale Airman prepares for AF Marathon

The site has a ticker, counting down the last few days until the "blast" off. It boasts "event sold out" in bold red letters and even has last minute preparation "tips".The Air Force Marathon, celebrating its 15th anniversary Sept. 17, has grown to more than 12,000 participants over the years. This year,a participant from Barksdale is attending for

Aug. 31, 2011

Airmen helping Airmen: AADD saves lives

It's 2 a.m. on a Friday night, and a few friends have gathered together at a local bar. One female is ready to head home but everyone has had drinks. She begins to think to herself, "I've ONLY had a few...yeah, I'm fine." She fumbles around for her keys, proceeds to say good bye and walk to her car. She begins to speed down the road, not noticing

Aug. 31, 2011

2 SFS Airmen Gear up for Global Strike Challenge

Imagine being face down in the cold, sloppy mud, dragging your tired, aching body under a field of barbed wire, the shouts of encouragement from teammates drowned out by the booms and blasts of simulated gunfire. For certain members of the Barksdale 2nd Security Forces Squadron, who carry about 40 pounds of flak vests, helmets, gas masks,

Aug. 31, 2011

Answers for Airmen

"Talking Money with my Honey", "Troops to Teachers", and "Women Building Wealth", are just some of the workshops to consider participating in at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Barksdale Air Force Base, La.Stephanie Reyes, chief of the AFRC, and her predecessors have been providing workshops like these to Airmen and their families here

Aug. 30, 2011

Air Force, Army advisors train Iraqi defenders

Iraqi security forces members at Kirkuk Regional Air Base recently completed base defense training taught by U.S. Air Force and Army advisors. The training helped build a strong, successful squadron of Iraqi defenders and taught them how to better provide base security.Air Force Master Sgt. Daren Kelly, a Butler, Pa., native deployed from Barksdale

Aug. 29, 2011

Barksdale career advisor now on Facebook

Barksdale Airmen now have the opportunity to get their social media fix and career assistance by logging into Facebook.As of Aug. 25, Master Sgt. Kim Owens, 2nd Bomb Wing career assistance advisor, can be found at facebook.com/barksdalecaa.As the career assistance advisor, Owens continuously provides guidance to 2 BW Airmen through various training

Aug. 29, 2011

Medical maintainers keep 2 MDG up and running

Sometimes things break. A machine quits working, a piece of equipment gets added to a recall list or a dental chair malfunctions, leaving someone stranded longer than she intended. Master Sgt. Mark S. Person and Staff Sgt. Orlando A. Ortega, members of the 2nd Medical Group medical logistics flight, are ready to respond. "We try to never keep

Aug. 25, 2011

A day in the life of... a Military Working Dog Handler

Imagine walking into your hotel room with a good friend and the first thing he does is begin searching every nook and cranny."Looking for something?"He doesn't answer. Instead, he continues to sniff every inch of the room and underneath the bed. As he comes to a full-length mirror and sees his reflection, he becomes spooked and jumps in the air."I

Aug. 18, 2011

Women’s Equality Day Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women one of the most cherished rights and basic responsibilities of citizenship; the right to vote in all public elections. It had taken American women nearly 72 years of ceaseless dedication and involvement to win this basic democratic right. Therefore, by presidential

Aug. 18, 2011

"Deer in Headlights"

It was late one night as I drove down I-49 in the wonderful state of Louisiana, on my way to an exciting weekend in New Orleans for Halloween. As scary and as fun as a weekend on Bourbon Street might have seemed, what freaked me out even more were the two deer focused in the middle of my headlights, 200 feet ahead of me.Doing the math, going 200