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  • B-52s participate in Brother’s Shield

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., trains with Colombian Air Force KFIR fighter jets during the Colombian lead exercise Brother’s Shield over Colombian airspace, Nov. 8, 2020. The combined exercise is a partner nation interoperability training event between the U.S. and

  • 8th AF leaders visit 2nd BW

    Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina A. Smith, 8th AF and J-GSOC command chief, visit the 2nd Medical Group laboratory during their official visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov.

  • Statue unveiled honoring Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex region

    Lorenz Walker, Bossier City mayor and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and Joey Strickland, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, unveil the Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex statue at the Bossier City Civic Center in Bossier City, La., Nov. 11, 2020. The Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex

  • Barksdale safely enjoys Trunk or Treat

    Members of the Barksdale community walk from car to car during the Trunk or Treat event at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31, 2020. The 2nd Bomb Wing chapel hosted the event to allow the Barksdale community to safely enjoy Halloween.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Lillian Miller)

  • Barksdale participates in GLOBAL THUNDER 21

    Barksdale Airmen executed their part in realistic simulations and training opportunities during GLOBAL THUNDER 21.The annual exercise designed to test and train U.S. Strategic Command’s wartime capabilities and joint-operational readiness, gave Team Barksdale the unique opportunity to further

  • B-52's takeoff in support of Global Thunder 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Global Thunder 21 Oct. 23, 2020. Exercises like GLOBAL THUNDER involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa

  • Barksdale participates in Global Thunder 21

    U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies.

  • Barksdale B-52s return for Global Thunder 21

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses taxi the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Global Thunder 21, Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 9.1

    Public safety remains of the utmost importance at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB). This memorandum supplements reference (a), which renewed BAFB’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration until 19 January 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community

  • 2 SFS set up for Global Thunder 21

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon area for Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence