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  • 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 5 April 2021. 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 5 July 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.
  • AF surgeon general visits Striker Nation

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Office of the Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited Barksdale, March 10, 2021.
  • Airmen return from BTF deployment

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 24, 2021, after a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. BTF missions provide a persistent bomber presence in the Indo-Pacific theater and around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • SMSgt. Abrams-Trust Aether-Sprint selectee

    Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Abrams-Trust, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile flight chief, poses for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 28, 2021. Abrams-Trust was placed on an Air Force level logistics team apart of the Aether-Sprint program, designed to improve and better Air Force logistics and communications. "We always look for opportunties to better oursleves and the people around us," Abrams-Trust said. "In this circumstance, is there a way to round myself out and understand some strategic vision a little better so that I can use that here in my organization, the 2nd MUNS."
  • AFGSC leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, receives his COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. AFGSC units are following the U.S. Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan which implements a phased, standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and
  • Santas in Blue back at Barksdale

    Santas in Blue (SIB) will return to Barksdale Dec. 19, 2020, at the Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City, La., with a COVID-19-safe twist.
  • 8th AF leaders visit 2nd BW

    Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina A. Smith, 8th AF and J-GSOC command chief, visit the 2nd Medical Group laboratory during their official visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 12, 2020. Weatherington and Smith were both
  • Statue unveiled honoring Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex region

    Lorenz Walker, Bossier City mayor and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and Joey Strickland, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, unveil the Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex statue at the Bossier City Civic Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 11, 2020. The Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex statue is dedicated to the women, past and
  • STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint Selects Winners

    Two Airmen were selected as finalists by Air Force Global Strike Command leadership and community leaders as part of the STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) event held Friday, Oct. 30, at the STRIKEWERX Innovation Hub in Bossier City, Louisiana.The STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) event brought together six wing finalists from across AFGSC to receive coaching
  • 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)
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