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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.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • Assembling a Flyover

    The men and women of Barksdale showed their appreciation to healthcare workers of Louisiana by performing a flyover of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, May 1, 2020.
  • Barksdale AFB B-52 bombers, Louisiana ANG F-15s to fly over New Orleans and Baton Rouge: saluting COVID-19 essential workers

    Barksdale Air Force Base and Louisiana Air National Guard pilots are scheduled to fly over medical facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge May 1, 2020, to honor and express gratitude for all medical and healthcare professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19 as part of the Air Force Salutes program.
  • No break in communication: 2nd CS keeps Barksdale connected

    For many members of Team Barksdale, working from home is business as usual and it's all thanks to the 2nd Communications Squadron enabling Airmen to stay connected so their contribution to the mission can continue.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NBA HOF’er Karl Malone visits Barksdale

    NBA Hall of Famer and Louisiana native, Karl Malone, toured Barksdale during a visit to the base Feb. 5-6, 2020. A two time NBA MVP, 14-time NBA all-star and second ranked all time point scorer, Malone spent time with Airmen, toured facilities and even took a ride in a B-52H Stratofortress.
  • Barksdale and Minot: Epitome of Interoperability

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale and two B-52s from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, teamed up for an exercise Nov. 21, 2019.
  • Once an Airman, always an Airman: retired B-52 crew chief reunites with aircraft

    When an Airman takes off their uniform for the final time, the values, experiences and memories don’t just disappear, they are imbedded within them for life. Those memories were entirely evident in the eyes of retired Staff Sgt. Mark James, former Barksdale B-52H Stratofortress crew chief, who was reunited with his former aircraft during a visit to the base.
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