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  • Barksdale AFB administers first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

    Airmen from the 2nd Medical Group immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Jan. 6, 2021.Among the first to receive the vaccine were medical staff, those maintaining essential national security and installation functions, and

  • 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

  • Barksdale B-52s return for Global Thunder 21

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses taxi the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Global Thunder 21, Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • 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

  • 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