• History in the making: final CALCM missile package retired

    The sun has set on an integral component of the United States long-range strategic bombing capabilities as the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package was downloaded and disassembled at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 20, 2019.Initially beginning design in 1974, the

  • 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

  • 2nd CES goes with the flow

    Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance shop perform monthly lift station inspections March 22, 2019.

  • U.S. and French aviators remember WWI

    A 96th Bomb Squadron B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base joined French Dassault Mirage 2000D fighters and a KC-135R refueling jet over Nancy-Ochey Air Base, France, June 12, to commemorate the entrance of U.S. aviators into WWI 100 years ago.

  • Inside Hoban Hall: A new look

    The foyer inside of Hoban Hall received a remodel that was completed in November, which highlights the remarkable history of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

  • Honoring a Hero: Aviator Receives Medal Six Decades Overdue

    An elderly man entertains guests from his chair, which is surrounded by medical equipment. Moments later, a familiar shade of blue walks through his front door, causing him to rise and greet the newcomer. The newcomer picks up the elderly man’s military service coat, the same as his own and places

  • High Octane: POL fuels the fight

    In a world fueled by fossil fuels, Airmen from the 2nd Logistic Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricants distribution flight function as the heart of Barksdale AFB pumping the blood needed to accomplish the mission.