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  • Exercise tests Barksdale’s readiness

    Barksdale executed an exercise to test the readiness of all sides of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Sept. 21 to 25, 2020.
  • 2nd BW and Overton VA EO celebrate joint award win

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing Equal Opportunity (EO) office alongside the Overton Brooks Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and earned the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team Award.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • COMMENTARY: Not afraid, thanks to you

    “Sir, I messed up” was something I said frequently in the early stages of my career. As a person with social anxiety who was petrified of authority, it took a lot of courage to admit to my leadership that I had messed up.
  • 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.
  • Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    Rev. Dr. Harry Blake, local civil rights pioneer, discusses his experiences with Martin Luther King Jr., at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2019.
  • AFE sleigh the mission

    It’s that time of year when Santa needs to don his notorious red hat as he prepares to fly world wide. Just as Santa needs his hat, the pilots need their helmets.
  • Kindness creates Diamond Sharp Airman

    Leaders from the community, squadron and bomb wing congratulated the Airman who had just won the Diamond Sharp Award for the month of November thanks to a small act of kindness.
  • COMMENTARY: Containing the Cactus

    The cactus inside of my brain twists and tangles my thoughts as the spikes rip through my skin and contaminate my mind. The cactus is my anxiety.
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