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  • 96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021.Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of

  • Sustaining & maintaining

    Since the early 1930’s, Barksdale has persistently progressed from its humble beginnings as a cotton field in the middle of Northwestern Louisiana, to its current embodiment as the nerve center of the nation’s deterrent force.Barksdale Airmen take care of the mission, but who takes care of the base?

  • Where every sortie begins and ends

    Barksdale is home to the more than 65-year-old backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force, the B-52H Stratofortress. There are numerous components that all work together to ensure this aircraft can take flight at any given time, but one office in particular is charged with the

  • Last to let you down

    Senior Airmen Cory Neal and Jack McDonald, 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeymen, straighten out a drag chute at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 18, 2018. Drag chutes are deployed when the B-52 Stratofortress lands to slow it down. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman

  • Barksdale set to celebrate 70th Air Force Birthday

    The United States Air Force will commemorate more than seven decades of air power when it turns 70 years old Sept. 18. Team Barksdale will celebrate this milestone with an Air Force Birthday Ball, scheduled to take place Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.

  • 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