Barksdale increases hurricane condition
Release Number: 010820
Published August 26, 2020
As Hurricane Laura approaches, Barksdale Air Force Base continues to monitor its Hurricane Condition (HURCON) and elevate as required.
“I need the Airmen of Team Barksdale to take this seriously,” said Col Mark Dmytryszyn, 2nd Bomb Wing Commander. “Ensure you have adequate supplies and are prepared to weather this storm.”
Additionally, in preparation for the storm, some aircraft from Barksdale are relocating.
This relocation is part of a standard precautionary plan and as such are routine for military installations to ensure the safety and security of assets. These moves do not impact the lethality of our forces or our long range strike mission.
Barksdale leaders are in consultation with local civic leaders, will continue to monitor the situation closely, and will provide timely updates.
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*Note: For any media queries, please call 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at (318)-272-9165.
Air Force Global Strike Command is comprised of more than 33,700 Airmen and civilians assigned to two numbered air forces, 11 wings, two geographically-separated squadrons and one detachment in the continental United States, and deployed to locations around the globe. The command oversees two-thirds of the Nation’s nuclear weapons including all bomber and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. More information can be found at: https://www.afgsc.af.mil/Library/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/454593/air-force-global-strike-command-air-forces-strategic-air/