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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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B-52 gets new Sniper Pod

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March 21, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine

The 2nd Bomb Wing made its first live run with a new addition to the aging bomber.

With constant upgrades bringing the more than 60 year old bomber into the 21st century, the addition of the sniper pod gives the B-52H Stratofortress better integration with ground forces and laser guided bombs for precision strike capability.

"This flight was the first time that the 2nd BW has used the sniper pod with live ordinance like the LGB," said Capt. Ryan Allen, 20th Bomb Squadron radar navigation instructor. "This pod gives a faster response time to our targets. What would normally take me 30 to 40 button presses in five minutes now only takes me a few seconds to actually target and drop munitions."
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Refueling, firetruck maintainers ensure mission readiness

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March 20, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Equipment Rental provides recreation for Team Barksdale

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March 20, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 LRS Allied Trades section keeps Barksdale on the road

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


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Providing maintainers with the tools they need

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


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Operation Bright Holiday Luncheon

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


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Skin and bones: 2 MXS Airmen keep the BUFF intact

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March 18, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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Electrical and Environmental Airmen keep B-52 in tip-top condition

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March 18, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 MXG Airmen maintain readiness with weapons loading

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March 18, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 CES firefighters conduct joint training exercise

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March 15, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 CES fire fighters maintain mission readiness

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March 14, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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AFE Airmen install life saving survival kits

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March 14, 2013 in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana by clevine


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2 LRS Fuels lab Airmen ensure fuel quality

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


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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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