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  • MINUTEMAN III TEST LAUNCH ABORTS PRIOR TO LAUNCH

    An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch.The cause of the ground abort is currently under investigation, and Air Force Global Strike Command is assessing the potential to reschedule the launch.The Air Force adheres to strict
  • 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 needed to carry out test missions.
  • Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform. Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man from a smoking car after a major vehicle accident.
  • Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor
  • 340th WPS students learn to build bombs

    Capts. Samuel Shrewsberry and Michael McBrien, 340th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor course students, inspect training munitions during a training bomb build at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 13, 2021. The Airmen from the 340th WPS trained with the 2nd Munitions Squadron to better learn and understand what it takes to build
  • AFGSC bomber mission showcased during Acting SecAF visits

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth saw first-hand how Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen are supporting world-wide bomber operations during visits to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, April 6 and 7.
  • 96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

    For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021. Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of strategic deterrence, the Omaha Trophy was presented to the 96th as USSTRATCOM’s 2020 premier strategic bomber squadron, the first bomb squadron to ever be presented the award.
  • Miss America visits Barksdale

    Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, visited Barksdale and the local area to raise awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs as Schrier herself graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology.
  • Barksdale receives E-4B power units

    Brig. Gen. Eric H. Froehlich, arms folded, Air Force Global Strike Command director of logisitcs and engineering, takes a tour of the recently acquired E-4B ground power unit at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, March 17, 2021. The power unit will be used to give power to E-4B aircraft that occasionally stop at Barksdale. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Second Bomb Wing executes Combat Hammer

    Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing loaded and employed nearly 50 types of various munitions and flew a total of eight sorties in support of exercise Combat Hammer, March 8-12. A week-long evaluation of the wing’s capacity to generate, load and employ conventional weapons on target, Combat Hammer measured the effectiveness and lethality of Barksdale’s combat capabilities.
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