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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.
  • Never said no: An Airman’s story of never giving up

    Life has an arsenal of challenges it can throw at someone to wreak havoc upon their life, and a child stricken with cancer is among the most difficult. Diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer at the age of four, Airman 1st Class Isaiah E. Nieves, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, fought his way through chemotherapy, remission and a slew of medical waivers, all for the opportunity to serve his country.
  • 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.
  • Bombers project power from the Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be true—Alaska’s strategic location is second to none.
  • Knuckle Buster Academy: 2nd MXS holds developmental course to better Airmen

    The 2nd Bomb Wing vision is to be the best: best at the mission, best at taking care of Airmen, best at taking care of families. To better accomplish this vision, the 2nd Maintenance Squadron has started a new professional development program that is open to all 2nd Maintenance Group Airmen and civilian employees.
  • 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.
  • AFE face-off with COVID by making masks

    As Barksdale’s health protection measures increased in response to COVID-19, face masks are now required to be worn inside the base exchange, commissary and other base facilities. With Airmen being restricted to shop only on base, the need for face masks has increased.
  • DFAC Airmen keep the masses well-fed

    The Red River Dining Facility may not currently be bustling with crowds of dining Airmen because of social distancing and the implementation of health protection measures, but the staff is still providing top-notch service with piping hot meals to go.
  • Sustaining & maintaining

    Since the early 1930’s, Barksdale has persistently progressed from its humble beginnings as a cotton field in the middle of Northwestern Louisiana, to its current embodiment as the nerve center of the nation’s deterrent force. Barksdale Airmen take care of the mission, but who takes care of the base? The unit responsible for the sustainment and maintenance of $5.9 billion worth of infrastructure on the installation is the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.
  • 2nd BW Airmen step up to help commissary workers

    It’s an Air Force core value to place service before self and at Barksdale you don’t have to look very far to see that value in action. In the wake of Barksdale’s public health emergency, Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing have stepped up to assist commissary workers in efforts to keep the store stocked and sanitized.
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