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  • 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

  • Engineers lead the way in winter storm recovery

    Nestled in the Northwestern corner of Louisiana, Barksdale isn’t regularly accustomed to the fall of a winter’s snow. So when inches of snow and record lows befell the installation, causing road closures, power outages and water breaks, recovery efforts were no small task.Spearheading those efforts

  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is

  • AFGSC leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, receives his COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. AFGSC units are following the U.S. Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan which implements a phased, standardized and

  • Home Alone: Holidays in the era of COVID

    As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season builds, so can the stress of the season. Throw a wild card like COVID-19 into the mix and the times can be a lot to handle, but there is no need to handle it alone.

  • Light aircraft crashes on the east side of Barksdale

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 2nd Medical Group, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and local authorities worked in conjunction to locate and effectively respond to a civilian light aircraft crash on the east side of Barksdale, Dec. 16, 2020.At

  • Federal funding for eagles protects Barksdale resources

    The B-52H Stratofortress isn’t the only majestic beast flying around Barksdale; along the wooded banks of Flag Lake lives a family of bald eagles that benefit the upkeep of Barksdale’s vast natural resources.By housing and protecting the nesting and feeding grounds of the eagles, Barksdale receives

  • 8th AF leaders visit 2nd BW

    Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina A. Smith, 8th AF and J-GSOC command chief, visit the 2nd Medical Group laboratory during their official visit to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov.

  • B-52's takeoff in support of Global Thunder 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Global Thunder 21 Oct. 23, 2020. Exercises like GLOBAL THUNDER involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tessa