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2ND MAINTENANCE GROUP


MISSION: Provide Safe, Efficient and Compliant Maintenance – Always!

VISION: Develop Competent, Confident and Committed Maintenance Airmen to accomplish our mission. 

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ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • General Frederick W. Castle Memorial Award for best bomber wing in Air Force Global Strike Command ‘17
  • Global Strike Challenge Winners - 2nd Bomb Wing awarded Fairchild Trophy for Best Bomb Wing ‘17

 

Related Articles

Nov. 20, 2018

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.

Nov. 13, 2018

Former Chief’s legacy lives on with street naming

Barksdale honored a man who served over 50 years of combined active duty and Department of Defense civil service by dedicating a street to him. Al Benner Street, which now runs between two Fabrication Flight buildings, was renamed after retired Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Benner, during a ceremony on November 7, 2018.

Nov. 8, 2018

One piece of the maintenance puzzle: the crucial role of E & E

When the B-52 Stratofortress flies, it reaches well over 10,000 feet, soaring through an atmosphere with diminished oxygen levels and deadly atmospheric conditions.

Oct. 30, 2018

Tales of terrible tails

Over the years, the B-52 Stratofortress has endured damage from many different types of threats. Things like hostile fire, foreign object debris, and more. But none stand up to the terrible…ferocious…small…gremlins.

Oct. 15, 2018

2nd MUNS Airmen keep safety on target

When a bomb hits a target, it must first go through a long process of safe transportation and close observation. Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron system flight munitions control are there for the entirety of a munitions life cycle.

July 2, 2018

Buffing the Buff

A B-52 Stratofortress is perched on the flight line in the dead of the night. There is a stack of tools and a small crowd of Airmen waiting nearby. Beams of light are broadcasting from floodlights, signaling the start of the wash. Stars settle above the pavement of the flight line as Airmen with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to clean a B-52.

Feb. 21, 2018

2MXS washes the Stratofortress

Jan. 31, 2018

Mission ready munitions

Airman 1st Class Brandon Kiernan, 2nd Munitions Squadron conventional munitions crew member, sets up

Nov. 20, 2017

Newest bomber technology makes history

History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.

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.