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  • 2020 AFGSC Women’s Leadership Symposium goes virtual

    Airmen across Air Force Global Strike Command came together for the 2020 AFGSC Women’s Leadership Symposium Sept. 1-2, but instead of gathering at Barksdale like years past, attendees signed onto their computers to come together virtually. The annual event, used to communicate the goal of supporting a diverse and inclusive force, had to change formats due to current COVID-19 regulations and guidance. Leaders across the Air Force spoke on numerous topics to the audience consisting of men and women of all ranks, experience and time in service.
  • 2nd SFS Airman awarded Kaleth O. Wright Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

    An Airman from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron was selected as the first ever recipient of the Kaleth O. Wright Excellence in Leadership Scholarship, an honor given on behalf of the Air Force Sergeants Association in conjunction with Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa. According to Headquarters AFSA, “the Excellence in Leadership scholarship is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership qualities in their current performance of duty. The individual shows great potential for increased leadership roles. In addition, the individual is dedicated to continuous improvements of themselves, others and the community.” Senior Airman Asia Gray, 2nd SFS counter unmanned aircraft systems NCO in-charge, was exactly the person they were looking for.
  • Barksdale’s own wins 2020 Notary of the Year

    One of Barksdale’s own has been nationally recognized through his embodiment of service before self by winning the 2020 Notary of the Year award. Mr. Alan A. Warren, 2nd Bomb Wing legal office automation assistant, was chosen for this award by the National Notary Association (NNA) who presents this honor to “an outstanding Notary Public who demonstrates a level of professionalism and ethical conduct that sets a high standard for other Notaries to emulate.”
  • Remembering a 101-year-old legacy

    A memorial service was held on base to remember and pay tribute to the life-long service and legacy of the director of retiree affairs for Barksdale, July 31, 2020. Retired Col. Steven L. dePyssler, who served 38 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Air Force, and the past 41 years volunteering with the retiree affairs department, passed away July 25, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Barksdale welcomes new 2nd Bomb Wing commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed the newest commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, the host wing of Barksdale, during a change of command ceremony at Hoban Hall, July 23, 2020.
  • 2nd BW opens River’s Edge Welcome Center

    The 2nd Bomb Wing opened a new welcome center for all incoming Barksdale Airmen and their families June 29, 2020.
  • Wear the sweater: A PRIDE story

    Everyone has memories from their youth, while some may stick out more than others, it’s hard to know which ones will hold weight.
  • Volunteering: Making it your own

    A drunken tragedy is possibly averted because a safe ride home is only a phone call away, a neglected dog is given a second chance in a new home and a struggling family won't have to go to bed hungry tonight; but what do these moments all have in common? The commonality between them is that some Airmen stepped up to transform a harrowing story into one of hope through volunteering. However, assisting others is not the only element that can come out of volunteering.
  • 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.
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