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  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, who served 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department, passed away July 25, 2020.
  • Keeping his feet on the ground to put planes in the sky

    The feeling of the rumble of the B-52H Stratofortress is a highlight for some maintainers who work tirelessly to keep them flying, but for one Airman, the excitement in the pit of his stomach was replaced by an inexplicable pain.
  • Barksdale welcomes new 2nd Bomb Wing commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed the newest commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, the host wing of Barksdale, during a change of command ceremony at Hoban Hall, July 23, 2020.
  • Revolutionizing Aircrew training through virtual reality

    A new virtual reality trainer is one step closer to potentially transforming the way B-52 Stratofortress student pilots train for combat. The Virtual Reality Procedures Trainer, released during a milestone demonstration of its capabilities July 7, at StrikeWerx in Bossier City, Louisiana, may even change the entire Air Force bomber community’s approach to training.
  • 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.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • Wear the sweater: A PRIDE story

    Everyone has memories from their youth, while some may stick out more than others, it’s hard to know which ones will hold weight.
  • 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.
  • Bombers project power from the Last Frontier, once again

    He who holds Alaska holds the world. U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell first uttered those words in his 1935 testimony to Congress. Considered by many to be one the founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force, the World War I pilot declared what military aviators in the far north now know to be true—Alaska’s strategic location is second to none.
  • 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.
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