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Nov. 5, 2012

Vehicle Operators get Airmen to their destination

All of the units on base must work as a team to effectively support the flying mission, and one unit ensures Team Barksdale has the vehicles needed to stay connected.The Airmen at the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations transport Airmen and supplies as well as keep track of the GOVs Barksdale personnel use to do their mission. "At

Nov. 5, 2012

2 CES ‘Dirt Boys’ pave the way for Team Barksdale

The 'Dirt Boys', also known as the pavement and equipment Airmen, have a huge impact on Barksdale and the Air Force as a whole. From maintaining the roads to repairing and maintaining the flightline, this small group of Airmen helps to keep the mission going 24/7.Although their presence is rarely seen, these Airmen of the 2nd Civil Engineer

Nov. 2, 2012

2 FSS Food for Thought

Napoleon Bonaparte once said "An army marches on its stomach," as an example of how important it is to have a well-fed unit. Over time, many things have changed in the Air Force, but one factor remains constant. Airmen need to eat.At Barksdale, the 2nd Force Support Squadron's Sustainment Flight has several Airmen in Food Operations Services

Nov. 2, 2012

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome: Accessories Airmen ensure global power

For as long as the B-52H Stratofortress has been in service, it has left a legacy in its wake. From the jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afghanistan, the B-52 continues to serve, due to the men and women who maintain the various systems of the aircraft.The Airmen of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Accessories Flight specialize in the delicate

Oct. 30, 2012

Lube rack Airmen keep engines running

It's not every day an Airman comes home covered in grease and dirt, but for the Airmen of the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance lube rack it's sometimes a part of the job.The 2 LRS lube rack technicians perform a number of tasks which include oil changes, replacing filters and maintaining the fluid systems that keep Barksdale's

Oct. 29, 2012

2 FSS Fortress of Family Physical Fitness

The sanctuary of sports. The mansion of muscle. The castle of cardio. These are all terms that could be used to describe the Barksdale Fitness Center. With plenty of exercise machines, weights, cardio machines and intramural sports to use, the Fitness Center offers Team Barksdale all the resources they need to stay fit -- which is a requirement in

Oct. 22, 2012

Fuel Cell Airmen: Confined spaces braved and leaking lines saved

The long range and versatility of the B-52 make it the weapon of choice for providing deterrence, demonstrating U.S. resolve and combat operations around the world, but the jet could never leave the runway without a working fuel system.Taking care of that responsibility for team Barksdale is, the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Accessories Flight Fuels

Oct. 12, 2012

Hydraulics steer the BUFF in the right direction

Pumps, pistons, brakes and actuators are the backbone of hydraulics, a science that allows Barksdale's B-52H Stratofortresses to maneuver through battle space and deliver bombs on target.To accomplish this mission, the 2nd Maintenance Squadron Accessories Flight Hydraulics Section has the responsibility of maintaining and repairing brake systems

Oct. 5, 2012

Electrical and Environmental systems breathe life into the B-52

The 2nd Maintenance Squadron accessories flight electrical and environmental section maintains and repairs power systems and replenishes aircrew life support gear, ensuring the aircraft's nervous system continues to function properly.The electrical systems inside aircraft can be compared to the nervous system inside the human body, with wiring

Oct. 5, 2012

Fold, Fix and Fly

In order for an aircraft to roll, pitch and yaw it needs three primary components: a spoiler, elevator and a rudder. Recently however, it was discovered one of Team Barksdale's B-52H Stratofortess bombers needed a new rudder. Most parts or components are changed out regularly due to constant wear and tear but the last time a rudder was changed at