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  • 2 MUNS equips Barksdale for the mission

    Airmen in the munitions specialist career field are tasked with protecting, handling, storing, transporting, arming, disarming, and assembling both non-nuclear and nuclear munitions.
  • 2nd AMXS loads naval mines in support of training mission

    Senior Airman William Oskay, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares to transfer a MK-62 Quickstrike naval mine in support of a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2021. The MK-62 mine is a shallow water aircraft laid mine used primarily against surface and subsurface water craft. (U.S.
  • How Barksdale's industrial activities affect our bayous

    Oh no! There is something in the bayou! No, we are not talking about alligators. We are talking about fuel and chemical spills. With the large amount of fuel and chemicals Airmen use to fulfill their mission, we are at risk of contaminating our air, soil, and water.
  • 2nd BW commander trains with EOD

    Col. Mark Dmytryszyn, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, puts on a bomb suit with the help of Senior Airman Janie Roberts, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 9, 2021. Dmytryszyn visited the EOD unit to further familiarize himself with the unit's mission and to understand the needs
  • Ground transportation airmen aim to move mission forward

    Air Force ground transportation professionals maintain base vehicles and provide transportation options for various base agencies.
  • Dyess B-1 lands at Barksdale to be decommissioned

    A B-1B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, parks on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 22, 2021. The aircraft was flown to Barksdale to become decommissioned and displayed as a part of Barksdale's Global Power Museum airpark of static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • Air Force CIO visits Barksdale

    Lauren Barrett Knausenberger, sitting left, Air Force chief information officer, receives a brief by Dr. Donna Cowell Senft, right, Air Force Global Strike Command chief scientist, at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, June 15, 2021. The Cyber Innovation Center is the anchor of the 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and
  • Barksdale and local Civil Air Patrol join forces for MACA training

    Mid-Air Collision Avoidance is an important topic within flight safety across Barksdale. Committed to the safety of the local aviation community, Barksdale joined forces with the Shreveport Civil Air Patrol for an official Air Force assigned mission focused on keeping local aviators safe. MACA is a program where members of the 2nd Bomb Wing flight safety office travel to various airports spreading general awareness of hazards in the area, helping local aviators avoid mid-air collisions through preparedness.
  • 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021. Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual movement techniques, the 2nd CES intensified the readiness of its engineers, allowing the unit to better adapt to changes in the national security environment and compete in the dynamic future of warfighting.
  • Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show 2021

    The Defenders of Liberty Air Show was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft, with performances and displays. The event showcased performances from the Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and a host of additional acts. It allows Shreveport-Bossier City to showcase the home of the B-52H Stratofortress, grant access to tour the military installation, view military and aerobatic performers, and support the recruiting arm of our armed forces.
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