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  • World Class Command Post

    With the multitude of Air Force bases around the world, many bases would like to say they have the best command post in the Air Force. Here at Barksdale, that is a statement of fact. While entrusted with providing nuclear command and control for military forces, handling everything from emergency management to mass notifications, Barksdale’s command post has earned numerous awards proving that they stand at the top.
  • AMAC tests Barksdale’s B-52 capability

    The 2nd Bomb Wing hosted an Aircraft Monitor and Control test for the B-52H Stratofortress August 24-26, 2020.
  • 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 facilities and successfully readied families and the local community for the storm. As the first rains poured down on a largely empty and windswept flight line, we were braced for the storm with only a handful of first responders keeping watch, while a majority of base personnel were home with family and friends. Within hours after the hurricane’s passage, base services were restored and operational. In 24 hours, the airfield was again open, our crews safely recovering their aircraft to Louisiana.
  • Never said no: An Airman’s story of never giving up

    Life has an arsenal of challenges it can throw at someone to wreak havoc upon their life, and a child stricken with cancer is among the most difficult. Diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer at the age of four, Airman 1st Class Isaiah E. Nieves, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, fought his way through chemotherapy, remission and a slew of medical waivers, all for the opportunity to serve his country.
  • Volunteering: Making it your own

    A drunken tragedy is possibly averted because a safe ride home is only a phone call away, a neglected dog is given a second chance in a new home and a struggling family won't have to go to bed hungry tonight; but what do these moments all have in common? The commonality between them is that some Airmen stepped up to transform a harrowing story into one of hope through volunteering. However, assisting others is not the only element that can come out of volunteering.
  • SMAC receives new commander

    Col. David J. Hornyak, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. SMAC is a planning cell within the J-GSOC that
  • Knuckle Buster Academy: 2nd AMXS holds developmental course to better Airmen

    The 2nd Bomb Wing vision is to be the best: best at the mission, best at taking care of Airmen, best at taking care of families. To better accomplish this vision, the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has started a new professional development program that is open to all 2nd Maintenance Group Airmen and civilian employees.
  • B-52s deploy to Alaska, demonstrate global agility

    U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region June 14 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
  • Weatherington takes command of ‘The Mighty Eighth’ and J-GSOC

    Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington takes command of the J-GSOC and 8th Air Force, June 12, 2020.
  • Public Health on the front lines of the invisible enemy

    It’s often said that adversity does not build character, it reveals it. Throughout the undeniable adversity the world has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the Airmen of the 2nd Medical Group public health unit has shown through.
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