96TH BOMB SQUADRON

96th Bomb Squadron emblem

      MISSION: "Provide worldwide combat capability with a force of B-52 aircraft, aircrews, and operations personnel supporting JCS nuclear and                        conventional taskings, capable of projecting B-52 global firepower at a moment’s notice, anytime, anywhere. First to Bomb!"

                                    VISION: "The Red Devils – A team of preeminent war fighters, first in defense for America."

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  • 96th BS remembers the flight around the world

    Over twenty five years ago, Aug 1, 1994, the 96th Bomb Squadron flew a mission that took two B-52H Stratofortresses around the world. The mission had the two bombers, Storm 1 and Storm 2, hit a target in the Middle East and return to Barksdale by circling the earth, proving that the B-52 can hit any target in the world without having to stop for fuel.
  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more significance than just a weekend of entertainment.
  • Barksdale Airmen return home

    Airmen from the 96th Bomb Squadron and the 2nd Maintenance Squadron returned after a six-month deployment to Anderson Air Force Base, Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence.
  • U.S. and French aviators remember WWI

    A 96th Bomb Squadron B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base joined French Dassault Mirage 2000D fighters and a KC-135R refueling jet over Nancy-Ochey Air Base, France, June 12, to commemorate the entrance of U.S. aviators into WWI 100 years ago.
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