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  • Barksdale fire-fighters maintain mission safety

    Fire protection Airmen are responsible for coordinating pre-incident plans, maintaining fire-fighting equipment, training Air Force personnel in fire prevention and controlling and extinguishing fires.

  • 2AMXS maintains mission excellence during Global Thunder 22

    Senior Airman Joe Dorsey and Airman 1st Class Noah Maurer, both 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, perform pre-flight checks on a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 22 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 2, 2021.

  • Weather Warriors: 26th OWS drives U.S. hurricane forecasts

    As hurricane season rolls around and the impending onslaught of wind and rain once again becomes part of life in the coastal regions of the United States, one unit located in the hotbed of the Gulf leads the charge in all hurricane meteorological production.Responsible for providing meteorological

  • 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

  • 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