2ND MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

MISSION: “Enable nuclear and conventional combat airpower by sustaining & protecting Barksdale Air Force Base aircraft, personnel, infrastructure, communications, and equipment. Train, equip, & deploy combat ready Airmen to meet COCOM requirements.”

VISION: “Combat-ready Airmen; resilient, innovative, motivated and flexible to get the job done anytime, anywhere.

PRIORITIES: Instill pride and sense of ownership across the group, Enhance Quality of Life for Airmen & families across multiple programs, Grow leaders for tomorrow’s challenges, Ensure the 2nd Bomb Wing mission is fully supported

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    Barksdale has a problem with trashy bayous. Main base is surrounded by two waterways: Mack’s Bayou and Cooper’s Bayou. Not only does trash and debris accrue from littering on base, but trash filled water enters Barksdale from a drainage basin that originates in the surrounding Bossier City neighborhoods and commercial areas. Cleanup efforts help to reduce trash accumulation, but it is a continuous problem.
  • 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.
  • 2nd MSG welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Mission Support Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale, July 10, 2020. With their masks donned, audience members watched as Col. Randy Whitecotton assumed command of the 2nd MSG from Col. Sara Ann Custer. Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, officiated the ceremony and led the symbolic change of leadership by the passing of the 2nd MSG guidon from the outgoing commander to the incoming.
  • Airmen, canines work paw-in-hand

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  • FSS: Ensuring a Successful PCS

    In response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense issued a stop movement order, effective March 13, 2020. In compliance with this guidance, the Air Force implemented travel restrictions for all service members, to include those with an upcoming permanent change of station.
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    Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.
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    The Red River Dining Facility may not currently be bustling with crowds of dining Airmen because of social distancing and the implementation of health protection measures, but the staff is still providing top-notch service with piping hot meals to go.
  • Sustaining & maintaining

    Since the early 1930’s, Barksdale has persistently progressed from its humble beginnings as a cotton field in the middle of Northwestern Louisiana, to its current embodiment as the nerve center of the nation’s deterrent force. Barksdale Airmen take care of the mission, but who takes care of the base? The unit responsible for the sustainment and maintenance of $5.9 billion worth of infrastructure on the installation is the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight.
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    For many members of Team Barksdale, working from home is business as usual and it's all thanks to the 2nd Communications Squadron enabling Airmen to stay connected so their contribution to the mission can continue.
  • The wild side of Barksdale

    Driving through the luscious tree tunnel entrance of the main gate, one might think this is the best part of Barksdale, but there is a whole world hidden in the background.
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