MISSION: Achieve wing and MAJCOM mission objectives through planned communication.

VISION: Mission, Airmen, Families – Connected to each other and the public 

1) Organize, train, and equip PA Airmen to accomplish the mission through communication
2) Provide leaders innovative, deliberate, and effective communication solutions to accomplish their missions.

3) Create sustainable communication processes to support base units and audiences


Command Information
  • Communicate to base audiences with our team of award-winning videographers and photojournalists to educate Airmen, families, and other base audiences through traditional print, web-based and social media outlets as well as the Roll Call.
  • Provide visual documentation for legal, security, and mission requirements.
  • Operate the region’s sole D.o.D. photo studio and produce official portraits for all military services.
  • Advance the unit’s mission through deliberate communication planning.

Media Operations

  • Engage external/commercial media to inform the American public and global citizenry about the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command missions. 
  • Provide security and policy review for all public speeches, publications, etc.

Community Relations

  • Oversee the Honorary Commander program
  • Engage with local civic leaders and organizations (MAC, Chambers of Commerce) to connect the base and public


(Current as of December 2019)


Tour Information

Official base tours are offered to local civic, school and youth groups to educate about the U.S. Air Force and Barksdale Air Force Base missions. Tours are available to groups of 10 to 44 people (or the passenger capacity of one commercial bus if rented by a group). Tours are only available on Fridays and are scheduled based on a first-requested, first-served basis.

Tours are free of charge. Tours can be subject to last-minute cancellations due to mission requirements and resource availability. Final confirmations will be provided two weeks prior to the tour date.

Barksdale does not offer multiple-day tours and all tours last approximately four hours. No tours will be given on weekends or federal holidays or beyond normal duty hours. Tours are generally not available to retiree groups as these groups can already access the base and to allow for educating groups unfamiliar with our mission. Exceptions to these guidelines will only occur in very rare cases.

The Barksdale Warrior

The Barksdale Warrior is published each Friday by Gannett River States Publishing Company, DBA The Times, a private firm in no way connected with the Air Force.

To place classified ads in the Warrior, email the private publisher at warrior@gannett.com. Deadlines for display ads are Monday at noon for publication in the following Friday's edition.

Free classified ads are available for active-duty and retired military personnel and their families working, living or relocating to Barksdale Air Force Base, with the exception of ads for commercial gain. Deadlines for all classified ads are Tuesday at noon for publication in the following Friday's edition.

All paid advertising must be submitted to the newspaper publisher by calling (318) 459-3323.

Public Affairs Forms

Submit all forms to the Public Affairs Organizational Mailbox at 2bw.pa@us.af.mil.

  • Installation Support
  • Studio Support
  • Community Engagement


Public Affairs
  • (318) 456-1015
Commander Action Line
  • Please Email 2bw.pa@us.af.mil