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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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Youth Center hosts Books on Bases event

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April 17, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Ready, Aim, Fire

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April 16, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 CPTS Finance Airmen ensure Team Barksdale gets more bang for its buck

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April 16, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 CES “Dirt Boys” pave the way

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


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Airmen learn new and old the ways of the BUFF

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


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The computer doc’s are in!

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

Every day the Air Force uses computers to complete its mission. From finance, personnel, medical and aircraft maintenance, almost every job uses a computer in some way.

The Client Support Systems Technicians at the 2nd Communications Squadron work tirelessly to ensure the 2nd Bomb Wing and its tenant units have the tools needed to do their jobs.

"We are the "hands-on" compliment to the Communications Focal Point when the computers, printers blackberry devices and land mobile radios on base run into problems," said Staff Sgt Gregory Green, 2 CS CST. "When the CFP can't fix the problem they call us to take a more in depth look. Sometimes the problems can be fixed at the customer's office. Other times we have to take the computer back to our shop and run more in-depth diagnostics."
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Clothing drive provides victim care

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

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program will take clothing donations for victims.

The SAPR personnel often are the first responders to sexual crimes, so victim advocates may have to bring clothing for victims if their clothing is taken as evidence in an investigation.

"We use the donated clothing to help the victims feel a little more comfortable during a difficult situation," said Capt. Felicia Simmons, 2nd Bomb Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. "The clothes that we bring them at the hospital may not be stylish but they are better than the victims having to leave with only a hospital gown. Sometimes it can be the first step in recovering from the experience."
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5 year-old donates hair to others

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

Life can be tough for military families especially on the children. While the experiences can be difficult, military children often show a caring for others that goes beyond their years.

Many of these "military brats" go on to do great things later in life, such as Bill Cosby, Mark Hamill, Michael Strahan, Lionel Richie, Jessica Alba and so many more who began their lives as military children.

One local 5 year-old military child has added her milestone of greatness by giving a part of herself to help sick children feel better about themselves. Elizabeth DeSmith, or Ellie, donated 10 inches of her hair to a non-profit organization called Locks of Love, who provides hairpieces to children under 21 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
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Dorm management provides top facilities for Airmen

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

With more than 900 Barksdale Airmen living in dormitories on base, one office keeps rooms ready.

The dormitory management office, like apartment managers, are responsible for maintaining 10 buildings with 996 living areas in which Airmen reside.

"We have a high-quality standard of living for first-term Airmen," said Tech Sgt. Carrus Brown, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen dormitory leader, "We provide fully-furnished rooms for Airmen and we want to take care of any issues they have as they arise."
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AFGSC presents awards to outstanding Airmen

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April 10, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 FSS Woodcrafts Shop provides an artistic eye

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April 10, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Night and Day: 2 MXS shift change

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April 10, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Thunderbolt Sun Rise

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April 9, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Stay aware, stay alive: 2 MXS Avionics Airmen keep BUFF crews head’s on a swivel

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April 9, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Thunder on the Bayou

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


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