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  • Never said no: An Airman’s story of never giving up

    Life has an arsenal of challenges it can throw at someone to wreak havoc upon their life, and a child stricken with cancer is among the most difficult. Diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer at the age of four, Airman 1st Class Isaiah E. Nieves, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, fought his way through chemotherapy, remission and a slew of medical waivers, all for the opportunity to serve his country.
  • Knuckle Buster Academy: 2nd MXS holds developmental course to better Airmen

    The 2nd Bomb Wing vision is to be the best: best at the mission, best at taking care of Airmen, best at taking care of families. To better accomplish this vision, the 2nd Maintenance Squadron has started a new professional development program that is open to all 2nd Maintenance Group Airmen and civilian employees.
  • Rangers of the flightline

    During the Vietnam War, aerospace ground equipment personnel donned the nickname of Ranger and the acronym DINSTAAR (Danger is no stranger to the AGE ranger) was born. Rangers of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron AGE flight maintain 640 pieces of machinery that are essential to the mission of the B-52H Stratofortress.
  • Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

    Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage.
  • Strengthening community ties through innovation

    “Innovation is the hallmark of the United States Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, during a 2017 Air Force Association conference. “From time to time it is important to refresh our science and technology strategy, to step back from the programs and problems of today and project 10 or 20 years into the future.” In May 2018, the 2nd Bomb Wing hosted a Spark Tank event, developed to provide Airmen a platform to share their potentially ground-breaking ideas that they have developed in hopes of receiving funding for their concepts and supporting the same values Wilson explained.
  • Former Chief’s legacy lives on with street naming

    Barksdale honored a man who served over 50 years of combined active duty and Department of Defense civil service by dedicating a street to him. Al Benner Street, which now runs between two Fabrication Flight buildings, was renamed after retired Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Benner, during a ceremony on November 7, 2018.
  • One piece of the maintenance puzzle: the crucial role of E & E

    When the B-52 Stratofortress flies, it reaches well over 10,000 feet, soaring through an atmosphere with diminished oxygen levels and deadly atmospheric conditions.
  • Calibration fascination: PMEL’s role in the fight

    The 2nd Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory plays an important role in helping Airmen fulfill the mission of the B-52 Stratofortress by providing maintenance and calibration to instruments used not only on the flight line, but across the base. PMEL is the office everyone on base uses, but very few know about; they are responsible for calibrating measuring equipment such as gauges, thermometers and more for the base and surrounding units.
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