Follow Us:

Facebook
Twitter
RSS

North America » United States » Louisiana » Barksdale Air Force Base »


Barksdale has proudly served the Ark-La-Tex for more than 68 years. As a key Air Combat Command base, Barksdale has a pivotal role in providing a large part of the nation’s deterrent force. The “Mighty Eighth” Air Force, of World War II fame, is headquartered at the base. Barksdale is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing, 2nd Operations Group, 2nd Maintenance Group, 2nd Mission Support Group, the 2nd Medical Group, Eighth Air Force Museum and the Air Force Reserve’s 917th Wing.

  • No categories


Barksdale Air Force Base News

Color Me Run

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 24, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


more...

VIDEO: WWII vet visits Barksdale

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 24, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine



more...

Husband, wife tackle first deployment together, support bomber presence

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 21, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

B-52H Stratofortress teams have been rotating to Andersen AFB for the last 11 years to maintain the U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence. Hundreds of Airmen deploy every six months to support this mission that strengthens regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Among the team keeping B-52s up and running are two married Airmen serving here together.

Airman 1st Class Ashley McDowell, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron combat crew communications apprentice, and her husband Airman 1st Class Iseral McDowell, 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice, are deployed here from Barksdale AFB, La.
more...

307th RED HORSE Reservist actions save life

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 21, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

For the average worker, leaving the house every day doesn't lead to becoming a hero. However, for our Nation's First Responders that possibility is always there, as is the chance for disaster.

When Bowie County Sheriff Deputy Kenny McMillen, who is also an Air Force Reservist assigned to the 307th RED HORSE at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., started the graveyard shift on Mar. 8, 2015, it began like any other. Within hours that would all change.

In the early morning of March 9, McMillen was dispatched through 911 to back up Deputy Michelle Carrier at a house fire.
more...

Striker Trident: Preparing Future Joint Leaders

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 20, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

The second round of nuclear and missile operations officers selected for the Air Force Global Strike Command's Striker Trident exchange program finished their pre-assignment professional development, here April 14.

Striker Trident is a joint Air Force - Navy program that supports professional development of company grade officers trained and qualified in similar nuclear deterrence missions.  The program is an opportunity to facilitate process and idea interchange between the two services and increase awareness of how the Department of Defense conducts operations throughout the nuclear triad.
more...

2nd Security Forces Squadron hosts tour for law enforcement partners

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 20, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

The 2nd Security Forces Squadron hosted a base tour for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies April 10.

Different law enforcement agencies, who partner with the 2nd SFS, were able to tour facilities, the flightline, and other parts of Barksdale.

"Local and federal law enforcement agencies are valuable partners, and we wanted to continue to build and develop those relationships," said Maj. David Watts, 2nd SFS commander.

For many visitors, it was the first time they have gotten to see what happens behind the scenes on Barksdale as well how the 2nd SFS operates.
more...

Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 20, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


more...

Maj. Gen. Clark assumes command of ‘Mighty Eighth’

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 17, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark assumed command of the 8th Air Force during a change of command ceremony at the Weapons Load Facility here, today.

As the new commander of the "Mighty Eighth," Clark is responsible for safeguarding America's interests through strategic deterrence and global combat power.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, was the presiding officer.

"I can't think of a better or more experienced commander to take the reins from General Vander Hamm and lead the 'Mighty Eighth' into the future," said Wilson. "As my vice commander he seized every opportunity to travel to [AFGSC] bases, embrace our bomber and missile culture and promote force improvement, and many others."
more...

Maintenance squadrons battle for basketball championship

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 16, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

The 2nd Maintenance Squadron and the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron faced off in the 2015 Intramural Basketball Championship at the Senior Airman Bryan Bell Fitness Center here, April 9.

After fighting their way through the regular season and playoffs, the two strongest contenders went head to head for bragging rights and the coveted championship trophy.

"This is a huge rivalry game," said Airman 1st Class Jamier Bazemore, 2nd MXS point guard, before the game. "Maintenance versus maintenance. We see these guys a lot. The game plan is to do whatever it takes to win."
more...

8th Air Force commander bids farewell to Mighty Eighth

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 15, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Mighty Eighth

As I enter my final week as your Commander, I am reminded of your outstanding efforts in each and every endeavor we have led or influenced in the last eighteen months and I have no doubt your remarkable work will continue. I would like to thank all of you for your exceptional service and commitment to our great nation. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented group of individuals who, as a unified team, can truly accomplish anything.

more...

World War II hero visits Barksdale

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 15, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Lt. Col. Thomas Vaucher, a decorated World War II veteran, visited with fellow service members at the Fox Run Golf Course Clubhouse April 10.

Vaucher flew several bombers over the course of his career and operated under a mission similar to Barksdale's.

Vaucher served as a pilot and commander in the Army Air Corps from 1940 to 1946. Some of his accomplishments include piloting the first B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber, the first B-29 at 38,000 ft., the longest World War II combat mission which was just under 19 hours, as well as being the commander to the largest and most destructive combat mission against Japan.
more...

Lights out: completing the mission after dark

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 14, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


more...

Air Force sets historic Earth Day goal

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 9, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

As the nation celebrates the 45th annual Earth Day April 22, the Air Force is re-emphasizing its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and encouraging its military and civilian workforce to promote recycling at home and on the job.

Installations worldwide are taking action to meet the Department of Defense's Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan goal of diverting 55 percent of non-hazardous solid waste and 100 percent of electronics waste this fiscal year and beyond.
more...

Barksdale defenders stop armed robbery suspect

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 8, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

When Barksdale defenders Senior Airman Michael Clark and Airman 1st Class Jack Andersen checked in for entry-controller duty March 25, they expected to spend their shift checking ID cards and directing traffic as usual.

But their day took an unusual turn when one particular car rolled up to the gate.

"When this gentleman pulled up to the gate we scanned his ID through DBIDS like we do with everyone else," Clark said. "Unlike most other people, his name popped up for outstanding warrants."
more...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month brings community together

This post was originally published by Barksdale Air Force Base - In the News

April 8, 2015 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will be marked with a proclamation signing, a Color Me Run 5K and theater group performances.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month urges Airmen to speak up and speak out against sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior and create a culture in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

This is the first year local colleges and universities joined Team Barksdale to sign the annual proclamation, which states "sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in the Shreveport-Bossier community."
more...

Follow Us:

Facebook
Twitter
RSS