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  • To Serve and Protect: From Greek soldier to U.S. Airman

    Some people feel they are born to serve, and for one former Greek soldier a year wasn’t enough. Traveling more than 5,000 miles, he set off to join the ranks of the world’s greatest Air Force.
  • Planes don’t fly without fuel

    Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.
  • 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? The unit responsible for the sustainment and maintenance of $5.9 billion worth of infrastructure on the installation is the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.
  • 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 responsibility of ensuring the B-52s have a safe place to land and take off. This office is the 2nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management office, who work day in and day out to provide the 2nd Bomb Wing with a reliable, capable and competent airfield environment.
  • Breaking the cycle

    He could’ve followed the destructive path of a young man who was raised in an unstable environment like his and ended up in jail or possibly dead. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida was a real test for Senior Master Sgt. Neco Johnson, 2nd Munitions Squadron first sergeant. From family issues and compromised home settings to a heavy presence of drug use, every day brought new challenges his way.
  • 2019 BTF comes to an end

    More than 450 personnel and six B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned home following a short-term deployment to RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe, April 11, 2019. The BTF deployment enabled theater integration and training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units, to further enhance bomber interoperability in the theater.
  • Munitions Airmen pay it forward

    A U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force in Europe has been operating out of RAF Fairford for almost a month now, enabling a joint training opportunity for Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Airmen.
  • Trouble tickets, service requests: What’s the deal?

    When a computer crashes or a phone won’t connect, the 2nd Communications Squadron gets contacted. When a light won’t turn on or there’s a hole in the ceiling, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron gets the call. A commonality between these two scenarios is a work order process - to the 2nd CS they are known as trouble tickets and to the 2nd CES they are called service requests.
  • Strengthening community ties through innovation

    “Innovation is the hallmark of the United States Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, during a 2017 Air Force Association conference. “From time to time it is important to refresh our science and technology strategy, to step back from the programs and problems of today and project 10 or 20 years into the future.” In May 2018, the 2nd Bomb Wing hosted a Spark Tank event, developed to provide Airmen a platform to share their potentially ground-breaking ideas that they have developed in hopes of receiving funding for their concepts and supporting the same values Wilson explained.
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