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Lloyd Ponder, World War II POW WWII, POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience
The four pillars of resiliency -- physical, mental, spiritual and social -- are drilled into the minds of Airmen today to emphasize how important it is that no matter what life situation they are going through, there is always a healthy way to handle the situation.
0 12/08
2017
Newest bomber technology makes history Newest bomber technology makes history
History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.
0 11/20
2017
Historic bomb goes out with a bang Historic bomb goes out with a bang
Airmen from the 2nd Munitions Squadron production flight assembled the last 31 M-117 General Purpose Bomb in the Air Force’s inventory at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 8, 2017.
0 11/14
2017
Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million
The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.
0 11/07
2017
Theater group shares prevention, response message across Air Force Theater group shares prevention, response message across Air Force
The only sound that can be heard are the cries of a woman as she lies on the floor in pain after an attack by her husband. She feels the arms of a friend wrap around her as she hears them whisper, “I’m getting you out of here.” This is a scene from Barksdale’s Sexual Assault Theater Group. They have cultivated a way to take awareness training from power point presentations to interactive theater.
0 10/25
2017
Barksdale Provides Shelter for Evacuated Airmen, Aircraft Barksdale provides shelter for evacuated Airmen, aircraft
The hurricane season is in full swing yet again. For the third consecutive year, Team Barksdale provided refuge to Airmen and aircraft seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma. More than 100 personnel accompanied over 70 aircraft, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., the C-17 Globemaster III from Joint-Base Charleston, S.C., and the T-1 Jayhawk from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., arrived here between Sept. 8-10, 2017 during a hurricane evacuation.
0 9/13
2017
The United States Air Force observes its 70th birthday Sept. 18, 2017. Barksdale’s rendition of the 70th Air Force Birthday Ball is scheduled to take place Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Vernon Greene) Barksdale set to celebrate 70th Air Force Birthday
The United States Air Force will commemorate more than seven decades of air power when it turns 70 years old Sept. 18. Team Barksdale will celebrate this milestone with an Air Force Birthday Ball, scheduled to take place Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.
0 8/23
2017
(From left to right) Master Sgt. Aaron Lesher, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Master Sgt. Troy Dubois, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Master Sgt. James Pruitt, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, Lisa Hietpas, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Martin, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, are all first sergeants from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., who deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, at the same time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) From the Swamp to the Mountains: Barksdale first sergeants deploy in force in support of Bagram Airmen
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Five first sergeants from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to support the Airmen of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing.While units deploy together all the time, it is unusual for five first sergeants, from the same base, to deploy all at once and to the same
0 6/05
2017
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and future Airmen of the “Mighty Eighth.” (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Sagar Pathak)		8 AF celebrates 75 years
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and
0 2/07
2017
Today’s 8th Air Force activated under the designation of VIII Bomber Command at Langley Field, Virginia, as part of an expansion of the U.S. Army Air Corps Feb. 1, 1942. The 8th Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., celebrated its 75th anniversary with retired 8th Air Force commanders and command chiefs, and several Air Force Global Strike leaders and Royal Air Force personnel. The Eighth commands the U.S. Air Forces entire fleet of long-range, stealth, and heavy bombers, to include the recently added E4-B National Airborne Operations Center fleet. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Erin Trower) 75 years of American Airmen: Past, present, future
On Feb. 1, 1942, the history of today’s 8th Air Force began to write its story. With milestones such as the Doolittle Raid and Operation Linebacker II, it’s no surprise that the 8th Air Force made a lasting legacy and is known today as the “Mighty Eighth.”
0 2/01
2017
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