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  • 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 with everything from clearing snow to repairing damages, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron led the way in the winter storm recovery 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 Association Senior Non Commissioned Officer of the
  • 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 special funding from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center for their preservation efforts.
  • 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 neighborhoods and commercial areas. Cleanup efforts help to reduce trash accumulation, but it is a continuous problem.
  • 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.
  • Sustaining & maintaining

    Since the early 1930’s, Barksdale has persistently progressed from its humble beginnings as a cotton field in the middle of Northwestern Louisiana, to its current embodiment as the nerve center of the nation’s deterrent force. Barksdale Airmen take care of the mission, but who takes care of the base? The unit responsible for the sustainment and maintenance of $5.9 billion worth of infrastructure on the installation is the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • Best of the pest: Barksdale pest management gears up for summer

    As another blistering Louisiana summer comes into full effect, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management shop gears up to handle the unique pest issues that accompany the heat and humidity of Northwestern Louisiana.
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