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Dec. 6, 2012

VMA keeps vehicles mission ready

Five Airmen are responsible for scheduling the maintenance of more than 700 government-owned vehicles here.The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management and Analysis section ensures Barksdale's vehicles receive the necessary maintenance and inspections required to keep them operational and ready for the mission. "We take care of the

Dec. 5, 2012

Requisition, Procure, and Issue: Production Control Airmen keep the AGE flight supplied

Day and night, rain or shine, the men and women of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight work tirelessly to maintain the equipment and tools that enable B-52H Stratofortress bombers take-off and deliver their deadly payload.To accomplish their mission, they need the right tools, and the AGE production control section

Nov. 30, 2012

You need it, they buy it

The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight has a section dedicated to ordering parts needed for vehicle maintainers to complete their mission."Materiel control is the supply portion of vehicle maintenance," said Staff Sgt. Jared Clutter, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance Flight materiel control journeyman.

Nov. 29, 2012

Free tax assistance available to military families and retirees

The 2012 tax return season is quickly approaching. The Barksdale Tax Assistance Program, and its volunteers, is gearing up to assist Team Barksdale.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is scheduled to begin Jan. 21, and is open to qualifying service members and dependents seeking assistance with their personal income taxes. Trained

Nov. 29, 2012

Natural Resources guide to outdoor recreation

Many would not notice in passing, but the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources shop plays a vital role in maintaining the environment here. It is located in a quaint facility near Fam Camp on the east side of the base, and houses an abundance of vital information pertaining to the many hidden treasures and activities here."We are

Nov. 28, 2012

AGE Inspections Airmen keep a watchful eye

Maintenance and upkeep of aerospace ground equipment is vital to get B-52H Stratofortress bombers into the air, and deliver precision munitions to the battlefield.The 2nd Maintenance Squadron AGE Flight inspections section provides upkeep and preventative maintenance to more than 600 pieces of AGE. They comply with time compliance technical orders

Nov. 21, 2012

Too hot! Too cold! Just right

With winter swiftly approaching and cold fronts moving in quickly, Barksdale Airmen will see a sudden change in room temperature. It's not just in the home, the comfort level at work needs to be adjusted to accommodate the change in season.The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Energy Management

Nov. 21, 2012

No air power without ground power

For every hour an aircraft spends in the air, it spends many more on the ground being maintained and equipped to fly into the wild blue yonder. Growling trailers, humming generators and heavy bomb lifts move across Barksdale's flightline, ready to assist in the takeoff of one of many B-52H Stratofortress bombers. Proper maintenance to these

Nov. 21, 2012

Seeking the truth

After the handcuffs are on and the arrests are made, a small group of law enforcement Airmen continue the search for the truth to ensure criminals are brought to justice.For the 2nd Security Forces Squadron investigations flight, apprehension is only the beginning.The flight is responsible for gathering and housing evidence in cases involving all

Nov. 19, 2012

Keeping Barksdale rolling

The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance tire shop keeps the Barksdale mission rolling by performing tire maintenance the base needs to keep their vehicles moving."The Vehicle Maintenance tire shop is responsible for all of the tires on Barksdale," said Tech. Sgt. Vincent St. Hilaire, 2 LRS Allied Trades section NCO in charge. "We