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March 22, 2018

Preserving resources through recycling

What is the fate of a plastic bottle? If thrown in the trash it may find its way to a landfill where it takes over 400 years to decompose. If not properly disposed of, it could find its way into oceans and streams where it can cause harm to animals and their habitats. However, if recycled, plastic and other recyclables can be repurposed as clothing, kitchenware, or a variety of different items. Barksdale’s recycling center is dedicated to making sure the base does its part in reducing waste and promoting the conservation of resources.

March 13, 2018

2nd CONS Airman develops innovative accountability system

The progression of the Air Force is structured and built upon the innovative ideas of Airmen at every rank. As an Airman basic, members are required to learn their job and how they fit into the Air Force. Airman Maxwell Lehmann, 2nd Contracting Squadron specialist, proved that individuals can go above and beyond the expectations of rank.

Feb. 22, 2018

AFGSC hosts human weapons system team conference

Air Force Global Strike Command hosted the 2018 Human Weapons System Team Conference Feb. 12 to 13, at Barksdale Air Force Base. The conference, comprised of attendees from each AFGSC base, addressed programs and questions regarding Airmen, civilians and their families.

Jan. 31, 2018

Advanced notifications modify assignment management system

A modification implemented Jan. 18, 2018, to the Assignment Management System will impact enlisted members E-8 and below and officer’s O-5 and below. The modification allows commanders and their delegates to receive early notifications of new assignments for their Airmen.

Jan. 24, 2018

Memorial wall honors fallen defenders

The 2nd Security Forces Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, unveiled their first ever Security Forces Memorial Wall, Jan. 22, 2018. The wall is designed to stand in remembrance of defenders who gave the ultimate sacrifice while deployed.

Jan. 23, 2018

Last to let you down

Senior Airmen Cory Neal and Jack McDonald, 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeymen, straighten out a drag chute at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2018. Drag chutes are deployed when the B-52 Stratofortress lands to slow it down. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Jan. 18, 2018

Team Barksdale celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Pastor Calvin Austin III addresses the room during annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 11, 2018. Austin spoke on many topics, including his time spent working alongside Dr. King during the civil-rights movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Johnson)

Jan. 18, 2018

Barksdale gets a heavy visitor

A crew member on a C-5M Super Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base, Del., looks out of a hatch on the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 12, 2018. The C-5M and its crew were stopped at Barksdale due to a maintenance delay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Jan. 11, 2018

Repurposing chemicals, reducing waste

The terms reduce, reuse and repurpose are now being used for more than just paper, glass and plastic. The 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron Environmental Management System team developed an innovative way to give hazardous materials an extended life through a Reuse Program to reduce the base’s environmental impact.

Dec. 8, 2017

WWII, POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience

The four pillars of resiliency -- physical, mental, spiritual and social -- are drilled into the minds of Airmen today to emphasize how important it is that no matter what life situation they are going through, there is always a healthy way to handle the situation.