2ND OPERATIONS GROUP

MISSION: “Develop and provide combat-ready B-52 aircrew in support of nuclear deterrence and global operations SAFE…SECURE…EFFECTIVE…to support the President of the United States and Combatant Commanders.”

VISION: “American Airmen with special trust and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in our Nation’s arsenal…an elite, highly disciplined team.”

Priorities: Mission, Airmen, Pride


ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Certificate of Recognition
  • Brigadier General Castle Award/Fairchild Trophy
  • AFGSC Aviation Resource Management (ARM) Award
  • AFGSC General Jumper Award for Excellence in Integration Warfighting
  • AFGSC Chief of Safety Aircrew Distinction Award
(Current as of September 2018)


Related Articles

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    Young Dylan Lecce stared out the window of a Manhattan classroom and watched his city burn.   A native of the Bowery in New York, Lecce, stared in wide-eyed wonder as his 8-year-old mind tried to process the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that unfolded before him. The confusion of that event, ironically, set Lecce’s life on a trajectory that brought him to Barksdale Air Force Base, as a Weapons System Officer student in the Formal Training Unit here.
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    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021. Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of strategic deterrence, the Omaha Trophy was presented to the 96th as USSTRATCOM’s 2020 premier strategic bomber squadron, the first bomb squadron to ever be presented the award.
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    (Dec. 10, 2020) – A pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortresses" assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base-headquartered 2nd Bomb Wing operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with other U.S. Air Force and regional partner aircraft in the second mission in as many months.
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    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.
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    Alone, with a few weeks’ worth of clothes and food packed into his 1991 Nissan Maxima, 16-year-old Nathan Cooper made the two-day drive from Nevada to Montana to enroll in flying lessons out of the local airport on the weekends. At the time, learning to fly was a passion he grew up with, but it hadn't yet dawned on him that this trip would end up being his start down the road of a family tradition.
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