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  • Barksdale works with Louisiana Department of Wildlife to control alligator population

    Alligators are common in the marshes of Barksdale’s eastern reservation and biannual controlled hunts ensure that their population does not get out of control.
  • 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 against surface and subsurface water craft. (U.S.
  • How Barksdale's industrial activities affect our bayous

    Oh no! There is something in the bayou! No, we are not talking about alligators. We are talking about fuel and chemical spills. With the large amount of fuel and chemicals Airmen use to fulfill their mission, we are at risk of contaminating our air, soil, and water.
  • 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 with the unit's mission and to understand the needs
  • Lt. Gen. Cotton gives thanks to Dyess airmen for aid in B-1B decommission

    Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy commander visits airmen from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas to thank them for their help in decommissioning a B-1B Lancer at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 16, 2021.
  • B-1B Lancer begins decommission process at Barksdale

    A B-1B Lancer was flown to Barksdale begins the decommission process to be displayed at Barksdale Air Power museum as a static display.
  • Dyess B-1 lands at Barksdale to be decommissioned

    A B-1B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, parks on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 22, 2021. The aircraft was flown to Barksdale to become decommissioned and displayed as a part of Barksdale's Global Power Museum airpark of static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)
  • 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 the 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and
  • 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 movement techniques, the 2nd CES intensified the readiness of its engineers, allowing the unit to better adapt to changes in the national security environment and compete in the dynamic future of warfighting.
  • 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 from a smoking car after a major vehicle accident.
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