• CADETS COLLABORATE IN B-52 BOMBER EJECTION SEAT REDESIGN

    Cadets participated in a ‘design sprint’ with academic faculty, private industry experts, B-52 crewmembers, the Global Strike Command’s StrikeWerx innovation cell, and representatives from the B-52 System Program Office out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 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.

  • Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe

    B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.

  • Barksdale B-52's take part in Astral Knight 19

    B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale in conjunction with forces from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia with more than 30 U.S. Air Force aircraft, executed exercise Astral Knight 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and various locations across Europe, June 2019.Over 900 Airmen engaged in a joint-multinational

  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more

  • 2019 BTF comes to an end

    More than 450 personnel and six B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned home following a short-term deployment to RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe, April 11, 2019. The BTF deployment enabled theater integration

  • B-52s in England: BTF 2019 begins

    More than 450 personnel and six B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana., deployed to RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe, March 11 to 16, 2019. 

  • Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

    Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage.

  • Tales of terrible tails

    Over the years, the B-52 Stratofortress has endured damage from many different types of threats. Things like hostile fire, foreign object debris, and more. But none stand up to the terrible…ferocious…small…gremlins.