• 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021.Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual

  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 14

    Public safety remains of the utmost importance at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB). This memorandum supplements reference (a), which renewed BAFB’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration until 5 July 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community

  • Air Show shortened Sunday due to weather

    The number of performances during the 2021 Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Barksdale Air Force Base will be downsized due to weather and low air ceilings.

  • Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform.Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man

  • Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which

  • COVID-19 Installation Policy Guidance – Change 13

    Public safety remains of the utmost importance at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB). This memorandum supplements reference (a), which renewed BAFB’s Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration until 5 July 2021 or until I determine public health data indicates the risk for sustained community

  • 340th WPS students learn to build bombs

    Capts. Samuel Shrewsberry and Michael McBrien, 340th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor course students, inspect training munitions during a training bomb build at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 13, 2021. The Airmen from the 340th WPS trained with the 2nd Munitions Squadron to better

  • Renewal of Declaration of Public Health Emergency – COVID-19

    On 17 March 2020, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and based on a preliminary investigation and the recommendations from our Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO), my predecessor declared a public health emergency (PHE) in accordance with reference (a). That declaration has continuously