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  • Love of flying: a rare reunion for pilot couple

    The Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air and Space Show, brought together over 80,000 families and spectators from the Ark-La-Tex region May 18 and 19, 2019 to witness a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft performances and displays. For one Air Force family, a trip to the air show held more significance than just a weekend of entertainment. With duty stations more than 200 miles apart, Maj. Natasha E. Blankenship, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 183rd Airlift Squadron in Jackson, Mississippi, and her husband, Maj. John R. Blankenship, a B-52 Stratofortress pilot with the 96th Bomb Squadron here, were reunited as Natasha Blankenship flew a C-17 from Jackson into Barksdale to be put on display as part of the air show.
  • 2nd MUNS Armament: improving lethality

    The 2nd Munitions Squadron armament flight not only maintains the equipment to drop conventional and nuclear bombs, but also continuously keeps Air Force Global Strike up to date on bomb-dropping mechanisms, a job that brings pride to these Airmen.
  • Strengthening community ties through innovation

    “Innovation is the hallmark of the United States Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, during a 2017 Air Force Association conference. “From time to time it is important to refresh our science and technology strategy, to step back from the programs and problems of today and project 10 or 20 years into the future.” In May 2018, the 2nd Bomb Wing hosted a Spark Tank event, developed to provide Airmen a platform to share their potentially ground-breaking ideas that they have developed in hopes of receiving funding for their concepts and supporting the same values Wilson explained.
  • 2 MUNs Airmen keep safety on target

    When a bomb hits a target, it must first go through a long process of safe transportation and close observation. Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron system flight munitions control are there for the entirety of a munitions life cycle.
  • Barksdale supports HUREVAC

    For the fourth consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from potential hurricane damage. More than 200 personnel and 60 aircraft, including KC-135 Stratotankers and F-15E Strike Eagles, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived here from Sept. 11-12, 2018.
  • 2nd FSS Airmen train with local professionals

    Four Airmen from the 2nd Force Support Squadron dining facility recently trained with professional chefs at Boomtown Casino and Hotel, in Bossier City, La. The four-week partnership program, focused specifically on furthering skills learned during Air Force technical school.
  • 2nd SFS Airman to coach AFGSC DC18 team

    The Air Force Defender Challenge is making a comeback after a 14-year hiatus. The return is scheduled to run Sept. 10 - 14, 2018. This year, Air Force Global Strike Command’s team will be coached by Barksdale’s own Tech. Sgt. Krystoffer Miller, 2nd Security Forces Squadron future operations NCO in-charge.
  • Not in my Air Force

    There is no doubt, question, uncertainty or room for sexual assault in the Air Force, only zero tolerance. Barksdale Air Force Base and the 2nd Bomb Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team are committed to taking strides every day to educate and promote SAPR throughout the installation.
  • 2nd Bomb Wing welcomes new commander

    Team Barksdale welcomed new leadership during a change of command ceremony at the Weapons Load Training Facility here, June 18, 2018.
  • American Airmen: Strength through diversity

    Although it is known as the United States Air Force, many Airmen come from all over the world. Some moved to America when they were young, others never stepped foot in the country until Basic Military Training, but they all have one thing in common: proud service as American Airmen.
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