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  • U.S. Bombers Operate In CENTCOM

    (Dec. 10, 2020) – A pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortresses" assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base-headquartered 2nd Bomb Wing operated in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with other U.S. Air Force and regional partner aircraft in the second mission in as many months.

  • 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

  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.

  • B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

    5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020.The 5th BW enables the demonstration of the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.

  • 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.

  • Assembling a Flyover

    The men and women of Barksdale showed their appreciation to healthcare workers of Louisiana by performing a flyover of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, May 1, 2020.

  • Planes don’t fly without fuel

    Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.“The fuels management flight is responsible for the storage, issue, quality control and

  • Preparing the future: 11th BS continues to train

    With the responsibility of training the next generation of warfighters, the 11th Bomb Squadron is entrusted with preparing new B-52H Stratofortress aircrew to face any and every adversary.So, it’s fitting that the 11th BS is continuing it’s training in the face of the current global pandemic,

  • Where every sortie begins and ends

    Barksdale is home to the more than 65-year-old backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force, the B-52H Stratofortress. There are numerous components that all work together to ensure this aircraft can take flight at any given time, but one office in particular is charged with the