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  • 2nd AMXS loads naval mines in support of training mission

    Senior Airman William Oskay, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares to transfer a MK-62 Quickstrike naval mine in support of a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2021. The MK-62 mine is a shallow water aircraft laid mine used primarily against surface and subsurface water craft. (U.S.
  • Mission Defense Team Provides B-52 Stratofortress Cyber Defense

    The 2nd Communications Squadron’s Mission Defense Team is deployed for cyber system analysis as part of the Bomber Task Force, conducting operations out of Moron Air Base, Spain. Deploying with the BTF provides the MDT the ability to perform timely analysis of the B-52 Stratofortress’ cyber systems in search for security risks and data abnormalities during and after bomber missions.
  • 412th TW integrates with 2nd BW

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited Barksdale to study the B-52H Stratofortress. The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data needed to carry out test missions.
  • Second Bomb Wing executes Combat Hammer

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing loaded and employed nearly 50 types of various munitions and flew a total of eight sorties in support of exercise Combat Hammer, March 8-12. A week-long evaluation of the wing’s capacity to generate, load and employ conventional weapons on target, Combat Hammer measured the effectiveness and lethality of Barksdale’s combat capabilities.
  • Airmen return from BTF deployment

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 24, 2021, after a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. BTF missions provide a persistent bomber presence in the Indo-Pacific theater and around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • MacDill integrates training with Barksdale AFB B-52s

    Airmen from the 6th Air Refueling Wing traveled to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Dec. 15-18, 2020, to conduct integrated training with Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52H Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing.
  • U.S. Bombers Operate In CENTCOM

    (Dec. 10, 2020) – A pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortresses" assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base-headquartered 2nd Bomb Wing operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with other U.S. Air Force and regional partner aircraft in the second mission in as many months.
  • 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 Colombia to increase hemispheric security and regional
  • 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 B. Corrick)
  • 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 Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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