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  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.
  • 2nd MDG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Medical Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020.
  • Never said no: An Airman’s story of never giving up

    Life has an arsenal of challenges it can throw at someone to wreak havoc upon their life, and a child stricken with cancer is among the most difficult. Diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer at the age of four, Airman 1st Class Isaiah E. Nieves, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, fought his way through chemotherapy, remission and a slew of medical waivers, all for the opportunity to serve his country.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • Public Health on the front lines of the invisible enemy

    It’s often said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. Throughout the undeniable adversity the world has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the Airmen of the 2nd Medical Group public health unit has shown through.
  • Barksdale AFB B-52 bombers, Louisiana ANG F-15s to fly over New Orleans and Baton Rouge: saluting COVID-19 essential workers

    Barksdale Air Force Base and Louisiana Air National Guard pilots are scheduled to fly over medical facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge May 1, 2020, to honor and express gratitude for all medical and healthcare professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19 as part of the Air Force Salutes program.
  • AFE face-off with COVID by making masks

    As Barksdale’s health protection measures increased in response to COVID-19, face masks are now required to be worn inside the base exchange, commissary and other base facilities. With Airmen being restricted to shop only on base, the need for face masks has increased.
  • Rangers of the flightline

    During the Vietnam War, aerospace ground equipment personnel donned the nickname of Ranger and the acronym DINSTAAR (Danger is no stranger to the AGE ranger) was born. Rangers of the 2nd Maintenance Squadron AGE flight maintain 640 pieces of machinery that are essential to the mission of the B-52H Stratofortress.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
  • February is Children’s Dental Health Month

    “Why should I take my child to the dentist if they are going to eventually lose their baby teeth?” This is a common question that many parents have. If a child is not in pain and does not have their permanent teeth, there are still many reasons for children to see the dentist by the recommended age of one.
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