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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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Barksdale Air Force Base News

AFE Airmen continue to provide survival support

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March 13, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Physical therapy: here to stretch you up

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March 13, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

An often overlooked section of the 2nd Medical Group helps patients get back on their feet by teaching them how to ease their pain and recover from injuries or surgeries through rehabilitation.

The physical therapy clinic is an exercise clinic that provides services to those who were injured on the job, physical training, surgeries and playing sports.

"Most of the patients we see are here because they push themselves too hard too fast before a PT test, which causes them to hurt themselves rather than help," said Tech. Sgt. Aaron McGee physical therapy technician.
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2 LRS mechanics keep engines running

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March 12, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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My shiny teeth and me: 2 DS ensures dental health

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March 12, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Barksdale congratulates newest colonel selects

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March 12, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Seven members of Team Barksdale were selected for promotion to the rank of colonel March 8.

Air Force officials selected 529 of 3,986 eligible lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel for a selection rate of 13.3 percent this year.

Congratulations to the following lieutenant colonels who were selected for promotion:
· Scott Babbitt
· Eric Brown
· Chad Conerly
· Reyes Colon
· Douglas Gosney
· Ronald Pieri
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Mobility Flight keeps deployers prepared

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March 11, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Barksdale dedicates building in memory of fallen hero

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March 8, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

More than 100 Team Barksdale members, community leaders, family and friends, gathered at the Fitness Center March 8 to pay honor and tribute to the legacy of a hero who gave his all in the defense of his country.

The Fitness Center was officially renamed "The Senior Airman Bryan Bell Fitness Center" during a dedication ceremony.

Bell, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron, was killed Jan. 5, 2012, by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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2 MXS Avionics keep the BUFF aware

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March 8, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Making History is a Team Effort

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March 8, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

For the first time in Air Force history, a Reserve unit will become nuclear certified following the 307th Bomb Wing's Initial Nuclear Surety Inspection March 14 through 18, 2013, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

The 307th BW, tasked to support the 2nd Bomb Wing's nuclear and conventional missions through the auspices of the Total Force Initiative, will undergo five days of inspection to certify it is qualified to perform the U.S. Air Force nuclear mission.

Before a wing can have a certification to perform nuclear duties, they have to be identified by the commander of their major command as ready to undertake this mission, explained Col. Jon Ellis, commander of the 307th BW.
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AFGSC command chief visits 2nd Bomb Wing

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March 7, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Barksdale’s new command chief “cares” for enlisted

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March 7, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Recently Barksdale Air Force Base said a heartfelt farewell and thank you to Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom and welcomed the new 2nd Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Curtis Storms to the enlisted team of the "Mighty Duece."

After arriving here, Chief Storms said that he is "excited" to begin working with the dedicated men and women of Team Barksdale.

"I want to help the base continue down the path of excellence that they have been steadily traveling," he said. "I want to help Airmen make what we do better, and grow our future leaders by tearing down barriers that keep them from giving their best."
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Dirt Boys maintain base infrastructure

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March 6, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Resiliency: Get back in the fight

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March 6, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Today's Airmen are expected to shoulder an ever-increasing workload, while simultaneously balancing their personal life, finances, being away from home and countless other stressors.

With a shrinking budget and fewer resources, adaptability has become a necessary and sought after trait in the workforce. When stress gets high and challenges arise, one thing is proven time and time again: resilient people prevail.

An ongoing, service-wide initiative to educate Airmen and their families on the principles of resilience is underway, providing people around the globe the tools they need to live more fulfilled, productive lives.
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Barksdale members kick it to Hapkido

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March 6, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Some are dressed in white with colored belts around their waists. Others wear loose clothing and are shorter than five feet tall. Each one kicks their left leg forward, balancing on their right leg and yells out, directing the force in a single burst of energy.

"Good, good," says their instructor as he walks around the group.

Lt. Col. John Lofton, Air Force Global Strike Command, leads a class in the Korean martial art form called Hapkido which dates back to the early 1900s.
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Packing parachutes with precise procedure

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March 5, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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