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  • 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)
  • SMSgt. Abrams-Trust Aether-Sprint selectee

    Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Abrams-Trust, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile flight chief, poses for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 28, 2021. Abrams-Trust was placed on an Air Force level logistics team apart of the Aether-Sprint program, designed to improve and better Air Force logistics and communications. "We always look for opportunties to better oursleves and the people around us," Abrams-Trust said. "In this circumstance, is there a way to round myself out and understand some strategic vision a little better so that I can use that here in my organization, the 2nd MUNS."
  • Barksdale AFB administers first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

    Airmen from the 2nd Medical Group immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Jan. 6, 2021. Among the first to receive the vaccine were medical staff, those maintaining essential national security and installation functions, and beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID.
  • Light aircraft crashes on the east side of Barksdale

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 2nd Medical Group, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and local authorities worked in conjunction to locate and effectively respond to a civilian light aircraft crash on the east side of Barksdale, Dec. 16, 2020.
  • Santas in Blue back at Barksdale

    Santas in Blue (SIB) will return to Barksdale Dec. 19, 2020, at the Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City, La., with a COVID-19-safe twist.
  • Federal funding for eagles protects Barksdale resources

    The B-52H Stratofortress isn’t the only majestic beast flying around Barksdale; along the wooded banks of Flag Lake lives a family of bald eagles that benefit the upkeep of Barksdale’s vast natural resources. By housing and protecting the nesting and feeding grounds of the eagles, Barksdale receives special funding from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center for their preservation efforts.
  • 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. 12, 2020. Weatherington and Smith were both
  • 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 statue is dedicated to the women, past and
  • 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 develop all mission areas and operate under real-world conditions.
  • 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)
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