• 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021.Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual

  • Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show 2021

    The Defenders of Liberty Air Show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. The event showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. It allows Shreveport-Bossier City to

  • 412th TW integrates with 2nd BW

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited Barksdale to study the B-52H Stratofortress.The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data

  • 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

  • Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which

  • Airman finds purpose in tragic events of 9/11

    Young Dylan Lecce stared out the window of a Manhattan classroom and watched his city burn.  A native of the Bowery in New York, Lecce, stared in wide-eyed wonder as his 8-year-old mind tried to process the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that unfolded before him. The confusion of that event, ironically,

  • 340th WPS students learn to build bombs

    Capts. Samuel Shrewsberry and Michael McBrien, 340th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor course students, inspect training munitions during a training bomb build at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 13, 2021. The Airmen from the 340th WPS trained with the 2nd Munitions Squadron to better

  • AFGSC bomber mission showcased during Acting SecAF visits

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth saw first-hand how Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen are supporting world-wide bomber operations during visits to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, April 6 and 7.

  • 96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021.Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of

  • Miss America visits Barksdale

    Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, visited Barksdale and the local area to raise awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs as Schrier herself graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology.