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June 19, 2019

Airman designs his career

Men and women have many reasons for enlisting in the United States Air Force, from school to patriotism.

June 4, 2019

Best with what they’ve got: Protecting the firefighters

A firefighter is not only able to do their job due to rigorous amounts of training, but because of specialized Personal Protective Equipment that safeguards them from the harmful situations they willfully enter to save the lives of others. For the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department, the preservation, inspection and distribution of the base’s entire collection of life-saving equipment is managed by three Airmen.

May 22, 2019

Best with what they’ve got: Weapons vault adjustment saves 100 man-hours

The 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron weapons vault houses more than 1,000 weapons and 14,000 weapon accessories that are set aside for Airmen during specific taskings such as deployments. Roughly nine months ago, the team tasked with oversight of the vault spearheaded a transformation to the long-term storage facility that has saved more than 100 man-hours in the past year.

April 23, 2019

Dumping has consequences: Spring recycling guidance

Every year as the weather warms up, people get in the cleaning mode. Garages and attics are emptied to make room for new items and since the base containers are in the way to work, some people use them to dump their unwanted items.

March 26, 2019

2nd Civil Engineer Squadron conducts joint fire training with Shreveport Fire Department

When a B-52 Stratofortress soars overhead, visions of American air power and global strike lethality scurry into the mind, but rarely is there any thought of what happens if disaster struck and a B-52 suddenly became engulfed in flames. Fortunately, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department in conjunction with the Shreveport Fire Department practice joint live fire training to prepare for these kinds of emergencies.

Jan. 3, 2019

Increasing Barksdale’s lethality affects gate hours

Barksdale gate hours will change to support security forces increasing its lethality by focusing on training and readiness.

Dec. 20, 2018

Trouble tickets, service requests: What’s the deal?

When a computer crashes or a phone won’t connect, the 2nd Communications Squadron gets contacted. When a light won’t turn on or there’s a hole in the ceiling, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron gets the call. A commonality between these two scenarios is a work order process - to the 2nd CS they are known as trouble tickets and to the 2nd CES they are called service requests.

Dec. 11, 2018

A&FRC shows appreciation to local allies

Barksdale’s Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted its Annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 7, 2018. The event was designed to show gratitude toward A&FRC community partners for their support throughout the year.

Oct. 26, 2018

You’re not alone: Part one

Domestic abuse is a serious issue many men, women and children face. Because it impacts so many different people, it’s important to know that no one needs to fight this battle alone. Reaching out to available resources can be the difference between overcoming violence and it overcoming an individual.

Oct. 18, 2018

Airmen muster up the strength