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Sept. 18, 2018

COMMENTARY: Looking back, moving forward

At times, being the youngest branch in America’s military can make our history seem less significant when compared to the Army, Navy and Marines. Older branches have a heritage different from ours. They might be strong and deep-rooted, but we are young and ground-breaking.

Sept. 18, 2018

Managing a Hurricane Evacuation

Bombers, fighters and refuelers filled the flight line as they seek refuge from force of nature named Hurricane Florence. After the all-clear from their home bases, they departed just as organized as they arrived.

Sept. 13, 2018

Barksdale supports HUREVAC

For the fourth consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from potential hurricane damage. More than 200 personnel and 60 aircraft, including KC-135 Stratotankers and F-15E Strike Eagles, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived here from Sept. 11-12, 2018.

Sept. 6, 2018

2nd EOD works hard, wins first place

The 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal team won the first ever Air Force Global Strike Command EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 17, 2018. Seven teams consisting of three Airmen represented bases across AFGSC. These teams completed 10 different events during the competition, including running dismount missions, rendering safe improvised-explosive devices and rendering safe both U.S. and foreign chemical munitions.

Aug. 16, 2018

Chief Clapper retires after 26 years of service

July 31, 2018

COMMENTARY: Wonder

“Wisdom begins in wonder” Socrates When is the last time you had a sense of wonder? I mean, really a sense of awe that stopped you in your tracks and took your breath away? The first such experience of mine that I can recall is when I first saw the Grand Canyon. I was only eight years old, but I remember it vividly. I was taken aback by how massive and wondrous the site was. It expanded as far as the eye could see and my breath was legitimately taken away (probably because I’m afraid of heights).

July 27, 2018

Not in my Air Force

There is no doubt, question, uncertainty or room for sexual assault in the Air Force, only zero tolerance. Barksdale Air Force Base and the 2nd Bomb Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team are committed to taking strides every day to educate and promote SAPR throughout the installation.

July 18, 2018

FSS fuel Airmen

It’s a place not often thought of as a cornerstone of a well-built, effective military. It’s a place where comradery is bolstered, bonds are formed and the weary are given respite. This place is the dining facility (DFAC). The Barksdale Air Force Base Red River Dining Facility is run by the 2nd Force Support Squadron, who are tasked with providing for several aspects of Airmen’s health and well-being, including food, fitness, lodging and mortuary services.

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?

June 28, 2018

Contracting Airman develops program, joins Kessel Run

In today’s war fighting efforts, innovation is a key component when it boils down to who comes out on top. That is why ground-breaking and out-of-the-box thinking is promoted and needed from all levels of personnel. Airman 1st Class Maxwell Lehmann, 2nd Contracting Squadron specialist, has been a proven example of utilizing his personal innovative mindset to help improve processes, and programs. He recently developed a multifaceted accountability program, AmnManager, which is currently being beta-tested at the 344th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.