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Nov. 14, 2017

Historic bomb goes out with a bang

Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron production flight assembled the last 31 M-117 General Purpose Bomb in the Air Force’s inventory at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 8, 2017. The M-117 has been around since the 1950s and is going out with a bang.

Nov. 8, 2017

Security forces Airmen protect base through inspection

Airman 1st Class Derek Wollmershauser, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation inspector, poses at the search pit at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6, 2017. 2nd SFS Airmen man the entry gates to the base, monitor the flightline, inspect vehicles at the search pit and go on patrol to keep base operations and residences safe. (U.S. Air Force

Oct. 25, 2017

New Veterinarian takes on patients

The Barksdale Veterinarian Clinic recently expanded its services with the arrival of their newest vet. Dr. Aundrea Hara saves Barksdale pet owners and MWD handlers’ time and money by providing routine checkups at the clinic.

Oct. 18, 2017

Fighting the war on MISIS right meow

Captain the Cat is a feline friend and the first mascot for Barksdale’s Honor Guard. “Captain has two purposes, she is a morale booster and she fights what we call the War on MISIS,” said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Henry, Barksdale Honor Guards NCO-in-charge. “It’s a play on words for the war on ISIS and her efforts in mice deterrence. MISIS actually stands for Mouse Independent Society of Interior Structures.”

Oct. 17, 2017

Barksdale’s Airmen show strengths at 2017 Fire Muster

Firefighters from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron hold a fire muster to celebrate the 2017 Fire Prevention Week at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 12, 2017.

Oct. 4, 2017

Nowhere to Run: MWDs get paws wet

Vvelma, a 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sprints in the Black Bayou Lake during a water aggression training session in Benton, La., Sept. 6, 2017. MWDs took turns conducting various types of training drills in the lake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Sept. 27, 2017

Suicide prevention month: new mental health yearly assessment

Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.

Sept. 27, 2017

Airman goes above and beyond

An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operational Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team. Matheney took eight days personal leave to travel Galveston, Cleveland, and Beaumont, Tx. which were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. He traveled to the location with Louisiana State Search and rescue. However, he was often alone with the local fire department aiding in water rescue.

Sept. 26, 2017

Hearing the Airmen’s voice

The 2nd Maintenance Squadron aircrew ground equipment flight found an innovative way for their Airmen to have more responsibility and voice their concerns by implementing an Airmen’s council. The creation of the council was brought up by 2nd Lt. Terry Lee, 2nd MXS/AGE flight commander and Master Sgt. Saju Jose, 2nd MXS/AGE flight chief.

Sept. 13, 2017

Barksdale Provides Shelter for Evacuated Airmen, Aircraft

The hurricane season is in full swing yet again. For the third consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma. More than 100 personnel accompanied over 70 aircraft, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., the C-17 Globemaster III from Joint-Base Charleston, S.C., and the T-1 Jayhawk from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., arrived here between Sept. 8-10, 2017 during a hurricane evacuation.