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  • Sediment polluting our waters

    When you see muddy tire tracks on the street, what is the first thing you think of? Maybe you think of off-roading on the weekends, or maybe it reminds you of how muddy it is from recent rain events. The last thing you might think of is mud and sediment as pollutants. Sediment is loose soil particles that cloud and settle at the bottom of a body of water. How can sediment be a pollutant? Isn’t sediment found in nature? Sediment becomes a pollutant when found in large quantities and specifically when erosion occurs. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as one of the most common pollutants in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.
  • Rising up: Barksdale chapel takes on new challenges

    All around the United States military, many units altered their standard operating procedures to overcome and provide services during the current health crisis. Barksdale’s chapel team is no exception.
  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, who served 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department, passed away July 25, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Barksdale welcomes new 2nd Bomb Wing commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed the newest commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, the host wing of Barksdale, during a change of command ceremony at Hoban Hall, July 23, 2020.
  • ADAPT & overcome

    Alcohol and substance abuse can impact numerous people in many different ways, and whether an individual is aware of it or not, the potential for negative, life-altering consequences is real. Luckily for Barksdale Airmen, the fight to help themselves recover from this abuse doesn't have to be fought alone
  • 2nd MDG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Medical Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Wear the sweater: A PRIDE story

    Everyone has memories from their youth, while some may stick out more than others, it’s hard to know which ones will hold weight.
  • Volunteering: Making it your own

    A drunken tragedy is possibly averted because a safe ride home is only a phone call away, a neglected dog is given a second chance in a new home and a struggling family won't have to go to bed hungry tonight; but what do these moments all have in common? The commonality between them is that some Airmen stepped up to transform a harrowing story into one of hope through volunteering. However, assisting others is not the only element that can come out of volunteering.
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