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  • 412th TW integrates with 2nd BW

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, visited Barksdale to study the B-52H Stratofortress.The USAF TPS is where the Air Force's top pilots, navigators and engineers learn how to conduct flight tests and generate the data

  • U.S. Bombers Operate In CENTCOM

    (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.

  • Building Combat Power…Together

    Last Wednesday, Aug. 26, Barksdale Air Force Base accomplished something truly significant…a display of combat power against the backdrop of an imminent natural disaster. With Hurricane Laura bearing down on the base, our team launched 27 B-52H Stratofortress sorties, shored up the base’s

  • Army and Air Force in sync for Pegasus Forge

    Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combined forces with Airmen of the 96th Bomb Squadron for Pegasus Forge 5.5, a training event that took place at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Bombers project power from the Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be

  • Where every sortie begins and ends

    Barksdale is home to the more than 65-year-old backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force, the B-52H Stratofortress. There are numerous components that all work together to ensure this aircraft can take flight at any given time, but one office in particular is charged with the