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  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, who served 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department, passed away July 25, 2020.
  • 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.
  • ADAPT & overcome

    Alcohol and substance abuse can impact numerous people in many different ways, and whether an individual is aware of it or not, the potential for negative, life-altering consequences is real. Luckily for Barksdale Airmen, the fight to help themselves recover from this abuse doesn't have to be fought alone
  • 2nd MDG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Medical Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020.
  • 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 OG Change of Command

    The 2nd Operations Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 2, 2020. With their masks donned, audience members watched as Col. Matthew McDaniel assumed command from Col. David Gordon. Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, officiated the ceremony and led the symbolic change of leadership by the passing of the 2nd OG guidon from the outgoing commander to the incoming.
  • 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.
  • Wear the sweater: A PRIDE story

    Everyone has memories from their youth, while some may stick out more than others, it’s hard to know which ones will hold weight.
  • Assembling a Flyover

    The men and women of Barksdale showed their appreciation to healthcare workers of Louisiana by performing a flyover of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, May 1, 2020.
  • Planes don’t fly without fuel

    Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.
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