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  • Sediment polluting our waters

    When you see muddy tire tracks on the street, what is the first thing you think of? Maybe you think of off-roading on the weekends, or maybe it reminds you of how muddy it is from recent rain events. The last thing you might think of is mud and sediment as pollutants. Sediment is loose soil particles that cloud and settle at the bottom of a body of water. How can sediment be a pollutant? Isn’t sediment found in nature? Sediment becomes a pollutant when found in large quantities and specifically when erosion occurs. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as one of the most common pollutants in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.
  • Rising up: Barksdale chapel takes on new challenges

    All around the United States military, many units altered their standard operating procedures to overcome and provide services during the current health crisis. Barksdale’s chapel team is no exception.
  • 96 BS honors retired Col. Corbisiero

    Airmen from the 96th Bomb Squadron conducted a funeral flyover in memory of retired Air Force Col. John V. (“Giovanni”) Corbisiero, during his internment July 31, 2020, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Colo.
  • 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.
  • Barksdale welcomes new 2nd Bomb Wing commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed the newest commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, the host wing of Barksdale, during a change of command ceremony at Hoban Hall, July 23, 2020.
  • 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 MSG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Mission Support Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020. With their masks donned, audience members watched as Col. Randy Whitecotton assumed command of the 2nd MSG from Col. Sara Ann Custer. Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, officiated the ceremony and led the symbolic change of leadership by the passing of the 2nd MSG guidon from the outgoing commander to the incoming.
  • 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.
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