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Jan. 10, 2011

MWDs: Taking a Bite Out of Crime

He hears the sounds of footsteps behind him as he tries to remain hidden. He hears the handler give commands to his partner as the canine picks up his scent. The handler shouts to release the dog, which is the last thing the perpetrator hears before being tackled from behind and pulled to the ground. The handler calls the dog off and places him

Dec. 17, 2010

Finance operations consolidate

The 2nd Bomb Wing finance office, home of Air Force Global Strike Command, is changing the way it conducts business in order to improve the financial service options available to Airmen and their families. The financial management community will be consolidating back-shop operations that are currently handled by base finance office locations into

Dec. 17, 2010

Learning from tragedy: Wives of RAIDR 21 crash victims brief Barksdale

Every member of a military family dreads the possibility of a loved one not returning home. Two military spouses, who lived such a tragedy, have decided to share their experience in hopes it will help others.Ursula Martin and Cheryl Dodson, wives of RAIDR 21 crash victims, Col. George Martin and Capt. Michael Dodson, have found "the beauty" of

Dec. 16, 2010

Barksdale sergeant streamlines maintenance process

For Air Force maintainers, the shift is not over until the job is finished. This means every minute counts and precious time is wasted every time an Airman has to wait in line for an aircraft part. Where most people saw an unavoidable delay, one Airman found a way to ensure Barksdale and the Air Force Global Strike Command are staying on the

Nov. 24, 2010

Barksdale POL Airmen add fuel to fight

"I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning."Not every Airman can say that, but for Staff Sgt. Robert Causey and other Airmen of the 2nd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels flight, it's just another day on the job.The fuels flight, which is dispersed into seven different specialties, bears the responsibility of storing, distributing and accounting

Nov. 24, 2010

Paws for presents: Team Barksdale, community, join forces to help local family

During the Christmas season, many families spend weeks in anticipation, dreaming of the presents they wish Santa to place under their ornament-laden tree. However, for one Barksdale family, the best present they could receive won't be delivered by a sleigh of reindeer; instead it will come from the generous connection Barksdale Airmen have with

Oct. 28, 2010

Second Bomb Wing safety office submits record number of nominees

The 2nd Bomb Wing safety office recently submitted a record number of Air Force and Air Force Global Strike Command annual safety awards.A total of eight squadron level or below organizations and 20 personnel consisting of individual and team awards were submitted in 21 different categories. According to Mr. Rick Knowles, 2 BW deputy chief of wing

Oct. 15, 2010

Intelligence Flight: commander's informational hub

From planning detailed missions for aircraft to analyzing cyber threats on military networks, Barksdale's wing intelligence office is an integral component to providing the 2nd Bomb Wing commander and his forces the most current and relevant intelligence to support all 2 BW missions."Intel provides the answer to any 'why' question: Why are we going

Oct. 7, 2010

After half a century, 'I do' again

More than half a century ago, an Air Force couple exchanged marital vows in a small ceremony at a small chapel. The young bride wore a small, white veil and the groom wore an eager smile. The deal was sealed with a kiss and their new life began August 29, 1959.Fifty-one years later, Kenneth and Nancy Scott traveled from Florida to Barksdale, the

Sept. 16, 2010

Drinking and driving don't mix

Senior Airman Smith just received his line number to sew on staff sergeant. Excited about his promotion news, he decided to go to a local bar with his friends to celebrate. A few drinks and a few hours later, his plans for a ride home fell through. His harmless celebration left him intoxicated. Instead of pursuing other safe ways to get home,