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  • Base closures due to winter storms

    Team Barksdale,BAFB and the surrounding parishes are under a Winter Storm Warning that will progress into a Hard Freeze Warning, Wind Chill Advisory, and the potential for locally-significant snow accumulation.  BAFB and area have a *significant* chance of seeing freezing rain and drizzle. 

  • Secret Squirrels remain unstoppable

    It seems nothing can stop the Secret Squirrels.When they launched Operation Senior Surprise from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana on Jan. 16, 1991 to begin Operation Desert Storm, these Airmen faced an array of military, geographical and logistical threats. Any of those problems could have ended

  • C-130s travel to Barksdale for aerial spray pest insect control efforts

    C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, Ohio, taxis on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 19, 2020. The AFRC’s 910th AW came to Barksdale to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by providing unique

  • 307th Bomb Wing bombers return to Barksdale

    Nine B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing returned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana on Aug. 28 after leaving the base to avoid Hurricane Laura.The jets left the base earlier in the week, seeking a haven from the storm at various military installations in Texas, according

  • Revolutionizing Aircrew training through virtual reality

    A new virtual reality trainer is one step closer to potentially transforming the way B-52 Stratofortress student pilots train for combat. The Virtual Reality Procedures Trainer, released during a milestone demonstration of its capabilities July 7 at StrikeWerx in Bossier City, Louisiana, may even

  • Gen. Ray tours 2nd BW, fosters competition culture in Airmen

    Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, toured the 2nd Bomb Wing during an official visit Oct. 8. Although AFGSC is headquartered at Barksdale, this was Ray’s first official visit since taking command in August 2018. Ray’s wife, Rhonda, also took time to tour the base and interact

  • AFGSC command chief visits wing

    Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, command chief of Air Force Global Strike Command, visited the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 2019. Hoffman spoke with Reserve Citizen Airmen from around the wing and was give the opportunity to familiarize himself with various

  • Medical squadron welcome fellow Long Ranger as new commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has served with the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since 2006. Britten assumed command from Col. Louie Fehl, who led the