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  • 2nd AMXS loads naval mines in support of training mission

    Senior Airman William Oskay, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares to transfer a MK-62 Quickstrike naval mine in support of a training exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 25, 2021. The MK-62 mine is a shallow water aircraft laid mine used primarily

  • 2nd BW commander trains with EOD

    Col. Mark Dmytryszyn, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, puts on a bomb suit with the help of Senior Airman Janie Roberts, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 9, 2021. Dmytryszyn visited the EOD unit to further familiarize himself

  • Hopeful in the face of uncertainty : A true story of resilience

    A terrifying realization is not being able to achieve your dreams. An even scarier thought is possibly not getting the opportunity to start due to cancer.Diagnosed a year after just starting his new married life, Senior Airman Eleazar Hernandez, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment

  • Air Force CIO visits Barksdale

    Lauren Barrett Knausenberger, sitting left, Air Force chief information officer, receives a brief by Dr. Donna Cowell Senft, right, Air Force Global Strike Command chief scientist, at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, June 15, 2021. The Cyber Innovation Center is the anchor of

  • Barksdale and local Civil Air Patrol join forces for MACA training

    Mid-Air Collision Avoidance is an important topic within flight safety across Barksdale. Committed to the safety of the local aviation community, Barksdale joined forces with the Shreveport Civil Air Patrol for an official Air Force assigned mission focused on keeping local aviators safe.MACA is a

  • 2nd CES accelerates change in operational training

    In the wooded swamp of Barksdale’s east side, Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron executed a field training exercise designed to simulate contingency operations in a deployed environment, May 20, 2021.Training operational skills such as land navigation, weapons assembly and individual

  • 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

  • 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