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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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2 LRS Vehicle Airmen are driving forces

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January 30, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Metal surgeons repair skin, bones on aging B-52

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January 30, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Power is restored

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January 29, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Giving Barksdale power

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January 29, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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It’s just a phase

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January 28, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Fire Alarms: What a Nuisance!

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January 28, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Every day, Barksdale Air Force Base's Fire Emergency Services responds to numerous fire alarm activations.

Automatically, most firefighters react with a sense of frustration when these alarms occur. Terms such as, "Automatic False Alarm", and "Great, another bicycle run" are often used to describe the annoyance.

Fire department responses are often reduced to single engine responses to occupancies with multiple alarms occurring within a shift or a specific time period. Resulting from the rising number of false calls, recurring responses for the fire department often lead to complacency and apathy when responding to the occupancy. These conditions can lead to firefighter injuries, deaths and additional fire losses due to the extended time between arrival and the initiation of fire suppression operations.
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2 CES Airmen dig deep

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January 28, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Chute shop guarantees aircraft safety

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January 28, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Green Flag East prepares for future adversaries with real-world threat systems

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January 28, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

Green Flag East made history using real-world threat surface to air missile systems, the SA 8 transport erector launcher radar and the SA 6 radar, in its most recent joint exercise here, Jan. 18-21.

"We executed multiple scenarios in a contested environment to establish air superiority and fight our way with ground units," said Lt. Col. Christopher Claus, 55th Fighter Squadron commander, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. "This new training keeps our team fighting faster, smarter and more prepared. We train hard to stay on the winning side."
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2 LRS Airmen keep Barksdale’s motor pool running

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


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One foggy Barksdale day

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


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Firefighters ready to save assets

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


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MyPers website gives Airmen online access to personnel records

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

Air Force personnel have a new website to give access to their personnel records and get more information such as promotions, benefits, retraining information and more.

The new website; provides Airmen a secure link to personnel services information and transaction applications. It allows them to have access to the Personnel Records Display Application, and Airmen or users can view, print, and retrieve documents from their official record.

"The myPers website is a convenient, single entry point into Air Force Personnel services where Airmen can get several different documents or find information that they normally go to the Military Personnel Section for," said 2nd Lt. Brittany Hicks, 2nd Force Support Squadron MPS Chief. "This website allows us to better assist our customers with issues that commonly occur with records, and answer questions more efficiently."
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Thunderbirds award Airmen for 2012 Defenders of Liberty Airshow

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


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Aircrew dive into water survival training

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

The 2nd Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape conducted Water Survival Training, Jan. 22.

The training started with a classroom portion and transitioned to a "hands-on" class at the Louisiana State University pool in Shreveport, La., where three aircrew members went through a triennial refresher training how to release from their parachutes, enter a life raft and rescue cage and more.

"We teach the "hands-on" at the pool so that aircrew members know what to do in the event of a water landing," said Staff Sgt. Charles Millison, 2 OSS SERE operations NCO in charge. "This way the students have training to fall back on; this will help them by saving them from panicking if it ever happens to them."
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