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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.

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ALS Class 13-4 Retreat

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April 26, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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FOD poster program awards 2nd fiscal quarter winner

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April 26, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Geoffrey Hollis and Jared Roy, students from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, La., were named the 2nd Bomb Wing's quarterly foreign object debris or FOD poster winner and runner-up at the wing FOD meeting, here Wednesday.

The FOD program coordinates preventative measures to guarantee the B-52H Stratofortress, valued at more than $73 million, stays airworthy to provide the backbone of the bomber force with the ability for global attack and precision engagement.
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Street sweepers in action: 2 CES Dirt Boys sweep away the dirt

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April 25, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Arming Up

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April 25, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Haughton HS JROTC adopt an aircraft

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April 25, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Luncheon honors Purple Heart recipients, POWs, MIA

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April 24, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

More than 600 veterans, service members, family and friends gathered at Hoban Hall here, April 19 for the 34th Annual Purple Heart/POW/MIA Luncheon.

The luncheon honored 115 Purple Heart recipients, 25 former Prisoners of War (two were World War II Battan Death March survivors), and the family of Capt. Carl Jackson, Vietnam U.S. Air Force pilot still missing in action.

"This may be the largest Purple Heart/POW/MIA luncheon in our Nation," said Col. (Ret.) Steve dePyssler, Retiree Activities Office director and host of the luncheon since 1979.
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AFSA chapter takes Division 4 Chapter of the Year

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April 24, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 615, "The Leon Donnelly Chapter," took Chapter of the Year and five other awards during the annual AFSA Division 4 Convention in San Antonio.

Twenty of the 1,293 members in the chapter were present as their names were called six out of the nine possible times during the convention.

"We were surprised to hear our name said over and over," said Tech. Sgt. Joelle Silny, AFSA Chapter 615 president. "Our chapter members worked hard and put a lot of time into the community, and we were recognized for those efforts."
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Child becomes B-52 honorary crew chief

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April 24, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

An 8-year-old boy from Marshall, Texas, became an honorary B-52 Stratofortess crew chief April 24, here.

Hunter Tomlin, who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that attacks the body's nerves and tissues, when he was only 3 months old, was given this rare opportunity by a crew chief in the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

"I learned about Hunter a few weeks ago," said Tech. Sgt. Mark Haines, 2 AMXS crew chief. "I decided that I wanted to do something for him, so I got my hands on this and made it happen."
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8th annual Kid Fish

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April 24, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Barksdale’s outstanding volunteer

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April 24, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Practice makes perfect, Barksdale’s Honor Guard never rest

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April 23, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 CES Structures Airmen renovate and renew

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April 22, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 OSS parachute shop provides aircrew with life-saving equipment

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April 22, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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35th Annual POW/MIA Luncheon

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April 22, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2nd SFS hosts bi-annual Drug Take-Back

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April 19, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

The 2nd Security Forces Squadron is hosting the Drug Enforcement Administration's Prescription Drug Take-Back on April 24 and April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Base Exchange.

The national initiative is held twice throughout the year for the public to turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal.

"The non-medical use of prescription drugs is the second most common form of drug abuse in the United States," said Tech. Sgt. Thomas Hollis, 2 SFS NCO-in-charge Police Services. "The purpose of the program is to get these medications off of the streets."
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