• Triad: Barksdale’s problem solvers

    Barksdale is one of the larger Air Force installations in the United States, and the Barksdale Triad is responsible for maintaining, supplying, and coordinating construction across all of it’s 22,000 acres.

  • How Barksdale's industrial activities affect our bayous

    Oh no! There is something in the bayou! No, we are not talking about alligators. We are talking about fuel and chemical spills. With the large amount of fuel and chemicals Airmen use to fulfill their mission, we are at risk of contaminating our air, soil, and water.

  • 2nd BW commander trains with EOD

    Col. Mark Dmytryszyn, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, puts on a bomb suit with the help of Senior Airman Janie Roberts, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 9, 2021. Dmytryszyn visited the EOD unit to further familiarize himself

  • 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021.Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual

  • Engineers lead the way in winter storm recovery

    Nestled in the Northwestern corner of Louisiana, Barksdale isn’t regularly accustomed to the fall of a winter’s snow. So when inches of snow and record lows befell the installation, causing road closures, power outages and water breaks, recovery efforts were no small task.Spearheading those efforts

  • EOD MasterBlaster 2020

    Master Sgt. Ian Garcia, left, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron section chief explosive ordnance disposal logistics, poses for a photo with Col. Randy Whitecotton, right, 2nd Mission Support Group commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 1, 2020. Garcia was awarded the 2020 EOD MasterBlaster

  • Federal funding for eagles protects Barksdale resources

    The B-52H Stratofortress isn’t the only majestic beast flying around Barksdale; along the wooded banks of Flag Lake lives a family of bald eagles that benefit the upkeep of Barksdale’s vast natural resources.By housing and protecting the nesting and feeding grounds of the eagles, Barksdale receives

  • Recycle responsibly

    As of Oct. 9, 2020, the Base Recycling Center will update their policy on what is accepted in the on base receptacles.

  • Mack’s bayou cleanup effort

    Barksdale has a problem with trashy bayous. Main base is surrounded by two waterways: Mack’s Bayou and Cooper’s Bayou. Not only does trash and debris accrue from littering on base, but trash filled water enters Barksdale from a drainage basin that originates in the surrounding Bossier City