• Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform.Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man

  • Preparing For Leisure Travel

    While we all love traveling to new places, it is important to know how to stay safe and healthy with the proper preparations to minimize health risks. It is essential to know what public health concerns you and your family members may be at risk for, while on leisure travel outside of the United

  • An inside look at the medical group

    Why does it take so long to receive a doctor’s appointment? Why can’t I receive my prescriptions faster? Why can’t I receive my lab results sooner?All of these questions and more were answered Oct. 27, 2017, when Barksdale’s 2nd Medical Group conducted a Day in the Life of an Appointment tour for a

  • Dental clinic provides same day crown service

    Dental laboratory technicians with the 2nd Dental Squadron process service requests at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 12, 2016. The 2nd DS creates a variety of products including nightguards, retainers, crowns, bridges and implants to assist with dental care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st

  • One sample at a time: Lab technicians keep Barksdale healthy

    Senior Airman Josef Ansorge, 2nd Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, removes a blood sample from a complete blood count analyzer at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 26, 2016. Complete blood count analyzers detect abnormalities in blood samples, and if specimens are flagged by the