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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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Hobby Shop for the Automobile Enthusiasts

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


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Fitness Center offers various activities to Team Barksdale

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Barksdale Youth Center celebrates month of the military child

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Hang up: Distracted driving costs lives

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

Fifty-seven percent of drivers recognize talking on cell phones threatens their personal safety, yet two out of three drivers admit to talking on their cell phones in the past month.

With nearly one in four automobile crashes involving cell phone use, people need to recognize the behavior as dangerous and work to eliminate the hazard.

"We think we're invincible," said Richard Knowles, 2nd Bomb Wing Ground Safety Manager. "We think we can do multiple things at any given time."
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Deployment Health Clinic supports Airmen headed downrange

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

An Airman has just received orders for his next duty assignment. His new assignment will require him to be in the best condition of his life, physically, mentally and emotionally. After all, this new assignment could possibly cost him his life.

He's about to deploy downrange.

While deployed, if the Airman sustains an injury, measures are in place for him to receive medical help as quickly as possible with a focus to return them to duty.

But what's an Airman to do upon safe return stateside if he continues to have health issues?
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Survey lets Airmen/families shape future

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

The next Air Force-wide Community Assessment Survey is fast approaching, giving Airmen and their families the opportunity to voice their opinions and have a positive impact on their future.

This year's CAS theme, "A strong community depends on you!" is a call-to-arms for everyone to do their part and help inform senior leadership of ways to improve military communities across the globe.

"We need to make sure our programs are meeting the needs of Airmen and their families. This survey is one way we can learn how well we're doing that," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody. "It's every Airman's responsibility to provide some honest feedback to help."
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Barksdale Youth Center celebrates month of the military child

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

Children are the driving force to our future, yet the military child sometimes makes a bigger contribution to their communities, families and even their nation.

Former Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger realized this and in 1986 designated April as "The month of the military child."

With many military parents heading out to fulfill their military roles by deploying, going on a temporary duty assignment and moving to a new base can make growing up a challenge for many children.
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2 MDSS Pharmacists help keep Barksdale healthy

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


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Maintaining the ground equipment

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Framing Lasting Images

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March 27, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 FSS food service specialists fill up Team Barksdale

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


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Barksdale kicks off Air Force Assistance Fund

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


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2 MXS Structural Maintainers keep B-52 in top shape

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


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Ready for take-off

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


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Barksdale Reserve unit passes critical test

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

The 307th Bomb Wing reached an unprecedented milestone by becoming the first Reserve unit in the history of the Air Force to become nuclear certified after passing its Initial Nuclear Surety Inspection on March 18, 2013, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

The 343rd Bomb Squadron and 707th Maintenance Squadron, units under the 307th BW, are tasked to support the 2nd Bomb Wing's nuclear and conventional missions through the auspices of the Total Force Initiative. The 307th BW Airmen underwent five days of intense inspection to certify it is qualified to perform the U.S. Air Force nuclear mission.
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