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March 26, 2019

2nd Civil Engineer Squadron conducts joint fire training with Shreveport Fire Department

When a B-52 Stratofortress soars overhead, visions of American air power and global strike lethality scurry into the mind, but rarely is there any thought of what happens if disaster struck and a B-52 suddenly became engulfed in flames. Fortunately, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department in conjunction with the Shreveport Fire Department practice joint live fire training to prepare for these kinds of emergencies.

March 21, 2019

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. 

March 11, 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.

March 5, 2019

2 Comm Airman fixes F-35 software

Not knowing what to expect, Senior Airman Troy Burns, 2nd Communication Squadron client systems technician, quit his job as a county jail corrections officer and left his hometown of Abilene, Texas to enlist in the Air Force and eventually be stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, 374 miles away from home.

Jan. 3, 2019

Increasing Barksdale’s lethality affects gate hours

Barksdale gate hours will change to support security forces increasing its lethality by focusing on training and readiness.

Dec. 17, 2018

AFE sleigh the mission

It’s that time of year when Santa needs to don his notorious red hat as he prepares to fly world wide. Just as Santa needs his hat, the pilots need their helmets.

Dec. 10, 2018

Kindness creates Diamond Sharp Airman

Leaders from the community, squadron and bomb wing congratulated the Airman who had just won the Diamond Sharp Award for the month of November thanks to a small act of kindness.

Nov. 9, 2018

COMMENTARY: Containing the Cactus

The cactus inside of my brain twists and tangles my thoughts as the spikes rip through my skin and contaminate my mind. The cactus is my anxiety.

Oct. 30, 2018

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.

Oct. 25, 2018

Wardens of Weather

The 2nd Operations Support Squadron weather flight tracks all weather conditions to inform the base about weather related safety precautions to take when it’s necessary.