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  • 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.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • Assembling a Flyover

    The men and women of Barksdale showed their appreciation to healthcare workers of Louisiana by performing a flyover of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, May 1, 2020.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • February is Children’s Dental Health Month

    “Why should I take my child to the dentist if they are going to eventually lose their baby teeth?” This is a common question that many parents have. If a child is not in pain and does not have their permanent teeth, there are still many reasons for children to see the dentist by the recommended age of one.
  • COMMENTARY: Not afraid, thanks to you

    “Sir, I messed up” was something I said frequently in the early stages of my career. As a person with social anxiety who was petrified of authority, it took a lot of courage to admit to my leadership that I had messed up.
  • BTF 20-1 concludes at Fairford

    After four weeks of continuous bomber presence in England, Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 has finally concluded. Over 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft have completed their mission and are returning home to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Airmen find resiliency through fitness

    Every uniformed member of our nation’s military understands the importance of physical training and how it correlates to accomplishing the mission of national defense, but for one squadron, PT is being used to achieve more than just a good PT test score.
  • Global Strike this week: Capability, professionalism and boldness

    The men and women of Air Force Global Strike Command have not only had a busy week, but have repeatedly showcased the importance of rapid deployment to conduct combat operations.
  • Air power from the tower

    A proficient and highly functional air traffic control tower is a cornerstone to the ever ready fleet of B-52H Stratofortresses here at Barksdale, but the cornerstone of the air traffic control tower is the cohesion of the Airmen who work atop the tower.
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