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Sept. 19, 2018

Force protection update to impact gate traffic

A development to enhance Force Protection measures here is slated to begin Sept. 24, 2018. The project, which will be completed at west gate, is estimated to last until Oct. 12. The construction team will be updating base security by installing removable bollards.

July 26, 2018

2nd CS keeping up connections

The phone rings, someone answers and a joyful greeting from a friend in another state comes through. They check their morning emails and learn when their next meeting will take place. They open an internet browser to read international news. All of these are forms of communication. Nearly everyone does it every day and don’t often wonder how so much information can travel so effortlessly. Here at Barksdale Air Force Base, every electronic communication is maintained thanks to the work of the 2nd Communications Squadron.

July 19, 2018

Returning Home: the moment they met

July 3, 2018

Their airfield, their domain

A quiet morning in the office is something to be cherished. 2nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management Airmen are ready to answer any phone call in preparation for an extreme emergency or a daily operation. Could the call be an inflight emergency? An unknown aircraft attempting to land?

July 2, 2018

Buffing the Buff

A B-52 Stratofortress is perched on the flight line in the dead of the night. There is a stack of tools and a small crowd of Airmen waiting nearby. Beams of light are broadcasting from floodlights, signaling the start of the wash. Stars settle above the pavement of the flight line as Airmen with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to clean a B-52.

June 14, 2018

Protect your career, know your vape juice

A rising concern with cannabidiol hemp oil, also known as CBD, has been brought to the attention of leadership at Barksdale. CBD is a substance that is being found in juice for vapes and electronic cigarettes.

June 5, 2018

An information highway to career and educational resources

The mission of the Employment Assistance Program at Barksdale Air Force Base is to support all Department of Defense cardholders in achieving short and long-term employment, by providing resources for education, training and career goals. Located at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, the EAP provides individual services to include dressing for success, mock interviews, negotiating techniques and resume critiques. Other services offered include career assessment, traditional resume, job fair preparation, starting a small business and federal employment workshops.

May 9, 2018

American Airmen: Strength through diversity

Although it is known as the United States Air Force, many Airmen come from all over the world. Some moved to America when they were young, others never stepped foot in the country until Basic Military Training, but they all have one thing in common: proud service as American Airmen.

May 3, 2018

2nd Bomb Wing wins Castle Award

The 2nd Bomb Wing was awarded the Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award March 30, 2018, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Castle Award is an annual trophy created in honor of Castle and the heroic acts he portrayed Dec. 24, 1944. Castle was the air commander and leader for more than 2,000 heavy bombers during a campaign against German airfields.

April 12, 2018

Cable Dawgs: supporting AFGSC with a CAT

A B-52 Stratofortress sits at the end of the flight line. The pilot radios to the air traffic control tower, and through the crackling soundwaves they hear, “you’re clear for takeoff.” The aircraft jolts forward, rises to the skies and is off to complete another mission. Communication of this kind is possible due to the work of cable and antenna Airmen. A 23 member Central Antenna Team from the 2nd Communication Squadron cable and antenna shop provided support to these mission essential systems on more than just Barksdale.