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Nov. 14, 2017

Historic bomb goes out with a bang

Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron production flight assembled the last 31 M-117 General Purpose Bomb in the Air Force’s inventory at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 8, 2017. The M-117 has been around since the 1950s and is going out with a bang.

Nov. 8, 2017

Security forces Airmen protect base through inspection

Airman 1st Class Derek Wollmershauser, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation inspector, poses at the search pit at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 6, 2017. 2nd SFS Airmen man the entry gates to the base, monitor the flightline, inspect vehicles at the search pit and go on patrol to keep base operations and residences safe. (U.S. Air Force

Nov. 7, 2017

Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million

The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.

Oct. 31, 2017

An inside look at the medical group

Why does it take so long to receive a doctor’s appointment? Why can’t I receive my prescriptions faster? Why can’t I receive my lab results sooner? All of these questions and more were answered Oct. 27, 2017, when Barksdale’s 2nd Medical Group conducted a Day in the Life of an Appointment tour for a group of nominees from squadron commanders, first sergeants, squadron superintendents, and patients a part of the Patient and Family Partnership Council.

Oct. 25, 2017

New Veterinarian takes on patients

The Barksdale Veterinarian Clinic recently expanded its services with the arrival of their newest vet. Dr. Aundrea Hara saves Barksdale pet owners and MWD handlers’ time and money by providing routine checkups at the clinic.

Oct. 25, 2017

Theater group shares prevention, response message across Air Force

The only sound that can be heard are the cries of a woman as she lies on the floor in pain after an attack by her husband. She feels the arms of a friend wrap around her as she hears them whisper, “I’m getting you out of here.” This is a scene from Barksdale’s Sexual Assault Theater Group. They have cultivated a way to take awareness training from power point presentations to interactive theater.

Oct. 18, 2017

Fighting the war on MISIS right meow

Captain the Cat is a feline friend and the first mascot for Barksdale’s Honor Guard. “Captain has two purposes, she is a morale booster and she fights what we call the War on MISIS,” said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Henry, Barksdale Honor Guards NCO-in-charge. “It’s a play on words for the war on ISIS and her efforts in mice deterrence. MISIS actually stands for Mouse Independent Society of Interior Structures.”

Oct. 17, 2017

Barksdale’s Airmen show strengths at 2017 Fire Muster

Firefighters from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron hold a fire muster to celebrate the 2017 Fire Prevention Week at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 12, 2017.

Sept. 27, 2017

Suicide prevention month: new mental health yearly assessment

Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.

Sept. 27, 2017

Airman goes above and beyond

An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operational Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team. Matheney took eight days personal leave to travel Galveston, Cleveland, and Beaumont, Tx. which were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. He traveled to the location with Louisiana State Search and rescue. However, he was often alone with the local fire department aiding in water rescue.