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  • 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.
  • ADAPT & overcome

    Alcohol and substance abuse can impact numerous people in many different ways, and whether an individual is aware of it or not, the potential for negative, life-altering consequences is real. Luckily for Barksdale Airmen, the fight to help themselves recover from this abuse doesn't have to be fought alone
  • 2nd MDG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Medical Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020.
  • Public Health on the front lines of the invisible enemy

    It’s often said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. Throughout the undeniable adversity the world has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the Airmen of the 2nd Medical Group public health unit has shown through.
  • February is Children’s Dental Health Month

    “Why should I take my child to the dentist if they are going to eventually lose their baby teeth?” This is a common question that many parents have. If a child is not in pain and does not have their permanent teeth, there are still many reasons for children to see the dentist by the recommended age of one.
  • Bruner family embraces new life

    It was more than five years ago when a family took their son in for a normal check up, however, their world changed when the doctor pieced together all of his observations and broke the news of a life changing diagnosis.
  • Preparing For Leisure Travel

    While we all love traveling to new places, it is important to know how to stay safe and healthy with the proper preparations to minimize health risks. It is essential to know what public health concerns you and your family members may be at risk for, while on leisure travel outside of the United States.
  • Public Health Wants to Arm You with Facts during Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month

    April is sexually transmitted disease awareness month. According to the annual 2017 statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the most common diseases in the United States.
  • Enhanced access to off-base partners for key healthcare screenings

    The 2nd Medical Group wants to ensure the very best preventive healthcare for its patients. This is why we have partnered with our civilian network colleagues to improve access to breast (mammography) and colon cancer (colonoscopy) screening.
  • An inside look at the medical group

    Why does it take so long to receive a doctor’s appointment? Why can’t I receive my prescriptions faster? Why can’t I receive my lab results sooner? All of these questions and more were answered Oct. 27, 2017, when Barksdale’s 2nd Medical Group conducted a Day in the Life of an Appointment tour for a group of nominees from squadron commanders, first sergeants, squadron superintendents, and patients a part of the Patient and Family Partnership Council.
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