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  • Warbird Airmen return from historic deployment

    During the week of Sept. 17, 2021, six B-52H Stratofortresses and approximately 300 personnel assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing returned from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, ending a six-month deployment supporting U.S. Central Command mission requirements. The aircraft and personnel formed the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron while attached to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is listed as the largest expeditionary wing in the world, and flew over 240 combat sorties over the course of more than 3,100 combat-flight hours.
  • Barksdale Bombers named local hockey champions

    The Barksdale official hockey team, the Barksdale Bombers, won the Mudbugs Adult Hockey League championship game at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, in Shreveport, Louisiana, March 31, 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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 B. Corrick)
  • Barksdale participates in Global Thunder 21

    U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies.
  • 2 SFS set up for Global Thunder 21

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon area for Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence against a variety of threats.
  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.
  • B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

    5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020. The 5th BW enables the demonstration of the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.
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