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  • An open letter from Shreveport-Bossier City health and hospital systems

    To the Citizens of Shreveport-Bossier City and Ark-La-Tex, As Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are approaching and COVID-19 cases surge, the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders on the front lines need your help. How can you help?
  • Barksdale safely enjoys Trunk or Treat

    Members of the Barksdale community walk from car to car during the Trunk or Treat event at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31, 2020. The 2nd Bomb Wing chapel hosted the event to allow the Barksdale community to safely enjoy Halloween.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Lillian Miller)
  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 9.1

    Public safety remains of the utmost importance at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB). This memorandum supplements reference (a), which renewed BAFB’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration until 19 January 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community transmission is mitigated, whichever may occur first. In accordance with references (a) and (b), I have made the risk decision, in coordination with my Public Health Emergency Officer, to maintain BAFB’s Health Protection Condition level at BRAVO+.
  • Renewal of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – COVID-19

    On 17 March 2020, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and based on a preliminary investigation and the recommendations from our Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO), my predecessor declared a public health emergency (PHE) in accordance with reference (a). That declaration has continuously been reviewed and renewed, and it is set to expire on 22 October 2020. Further investigation and recommendations from my PHEO indicate the need to renew the Declaration of a PHE for an additional 90 days. As such, I am renewing the Declaration of PHE until 19 January 2021, at which time it will automatically terminate unless it is renewed and re-reported, or terminated sooner by myself or a senior commander in the chain of command.
  • Barksdale Halloween COVID-19 Guidance

    This year a traditional Halloween will be meshing with current COVID-19 guidance in an effort to keep our families healthy, safe, and make sure they have fun! So please check out the guidance here. Trick-or-Treating on base will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. October 31st, 2020.
  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • COVID-19 Restricted Movement Info

    Remain within one hour of your primary residence at all times unless approval has been given by your leadership under the new conditions - Contact your supervisor for more information.
  • Public Health on the front lines of the invisible enemy

    It’s often said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. Throughout the undeniable adversity the world has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the Airmen of the 2nd Medical Group public health unit has shown through.
  • FSS: Ensuring a Successful PCS

    In response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense issued a stop movement order, effective March 13, 2020. In compliance with this guidance, the Air Force implemented travel restrictions for all service members, to include those with an upcoming permanent change of station.
  • 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.
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