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  • C-130s travel to Barksdale for aerial spray pest insect control efforts

    C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, Ohio, taxis on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 19, 2020. The AFRC’s 910th AW came to Barksdale to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by providing unique aerial spray capability to assist with pest insect control efforts following recent hurricanes in Louisiana.
  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Two OAY medics share how they support USAF

    Two medical Airmen selected as the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award share their experiences, and how they support the Air Force both at home and abroad.
  • 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.
  • Return of the jets

    Shaw Air Force Base welcomed home more than 50 F-16 Vipers from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, Sept. 6, 2019, after evacuating for Hurricane Dorian.
  • Team Shaw prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    More than 50 F-16 Vipers from the 20th Fighter Wing evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to ensure their protection from Hurricane Dorian’s possible destructive winds, Sept 4.
  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military. Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily focused on proactively treating active duty Airmen and improving their availability to support the warfighting mission. Care for non-active duty patients, primarily the families of service members and military retirees, will be handled by separate provider teams aligned to a Health Care Operations Squadron.
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