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  • Army and Air Force in sync for Pegasus Forge

    Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combined forces with Airmen of the 96th Bomb Squadron for Pegasus Forge 5.5, a training event that took place at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Sediment polluting our waters

    When you see muddy tire tracks on the street, what is the first thing you think of? Maybe you think of off-roading on the weekends, or maybe it reminds you of how muddy it is from recent rain events. The last thing you might think of is mud and sediment as pollutants.
  • Rising up: Barksdale chapel takes on new challenges

    All around the United States military, many units altered their standard operating procedures to overcome and provide services during the current health crisis. Barksdale’s chapel team is no exception.
  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020.
  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.
  • A legacy of wings

    Alone, with a few weeks’ worth of clothes and food packed into his 1991 Nissan Maxima, 16-year-old Nathan Cooper made the two-day drive from Nevada to Montana to enroll in flying lessons out of the local airport on the weekends. At the time, learning to fly was a passion he grew up with, but it hadn't yet dawned on him that this trip would end up being his start down the road of a family tradition.
  • Defenders deliver hope for Andrew

    One evening, shortly after midnight, members of the 2nd Security Forces Squadron were performing routine checks at the munitions yard when a call came over the radio. A pregnant woman on the east side of base housing was severely bleeding.
  • Airman building Airmen

    Physical training can be a rewarding hobby or job, for one Airman it’s both. Senior Airman Alberto Mosqueda, 2nd Force Support Squadron guest services representative, uses the skills he learned as a former fitness center trainer to help others pass their fitness exam.
  • Chaplain Lee boosts spiritual fitness

    Chaplains support one of the core pillars of resiliency by ensuring Airmen are spiritually fit. They can provide an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on and guidance to those who need it. Barksdale’s newest 2nd Mission Support Group chaplain is 1st Lt. John Lee.
  • Security forces: our first line of defense

    Whether it is rush hour or the middle of the night, situational awareness is critical when guarding the gate. Every time someone enters the base, a security forces Airman is surveying and monitoring them to ensure there are no threats or red flags that could compromise the base and the safety of Airmen and their families.
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