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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.
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Suicide Prevention Month: New Mental Health Yearly Assessment Suicide Prevention Month: new mental health yearly assessment
Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.
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Airman Goes Above and Beyond Airman goes above and beyond
An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operations Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team.
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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.
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Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation Air Traffic Controllers put to the test for hurricane evacuation
Team Barksdale welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, during the 2017 hurricane evacuation Sept. 8-10, 2017. Bases along the East Coast in Hurricane Irma's projected path, took proactive measures evacuating their aircraft to Barksdale staying ahead of the storm.
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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.
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The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boyz fill concrete into an emptied slab at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 18, 2017. The Airmen fixed five slabs of concrete, a project totaling $170,000 and two months of work. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Sydney Bennett) Civil Engineer Squadron Fixes Flightline
Barksdale Air Force Base has had the same airfield concrete for over 35 years, but concrete does not last forever. It starts to deteriorate with water flow and heavy weight, two things Barksdale has in abundance. Louisiana faces heavy seasonal rains and one B-52 Stratofortress can weigh anywhere between 185,000 and 488,000 pounds as it taxis down the flightline.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to various Air Force Global Strike Command bases during a Bomber Corps Development Course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2016. The Airmen in attendance came to Barksdale to gain face-to-face knowledge about 8th Air Force history, heritage, culture and more. The AFGSC and 8th Air Force sponsored course encourages flight and squadron leaders to take the information back to their coworkers to help advocate a better understanding of ‘why’ AFGSC relies on highly trained Airmen, and how they contribute to 8th Air Force’s “big picture.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Alexis Schultz) Bomber culture grows roots with corps development class
The 8th Air Force that exists today functions and operates based off the accomplishments of its ancestors from 1942 who surpassed mission expectations, took risks and made tremendous sacrifices all in the bettering of the nation.
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