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  • 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.
  • Inside Hoban Hall: A new look

    The foyer inside of Hoban Hall received a remodel that was completed in November, which highlights the remarkable history of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • USAF Airmen, bombers complete bilateral training in Australia

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a continuous bomber presence (CBP) mission on return to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Australia, Dec. 3.
  • Global Thunder 18

    Multiple B-52H Stratofortresses assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) departed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2017, during exercise Global Thunder 18. Exercise Global Thunder is an annual command and control and field training exercise designed to train Department of Defense forces and assess joint operational readiness
  • 23rd BS celebrates centennial

    Since June 16, 1917, the 23rd Bomb Squadron has been on the frontline of our nation’s wars. Originally organized at Kelly Field, Texas, the 23rd BS began as the 23rd Aero Squadron during World War I and transitioned to the squadron it is today during World War II.
  • SECAF visits Airmen, discusses Air Force priorities

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Team Barksdale during her trip to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Nov. 15, 2017. Wilson met with Airmen from various units around base and spoke about her priorities, specifically restoring readiness, cost-effective modernization, and development of exceptional leaders.
  • 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.
  • 9th Bomb Squadron recognizes Top Bat

    The 9th BS came up with a new program to recognize an Airman in the squadron who has gone above and beyond. The winner was voted on by peers in the squadron. Capt. Alex “Auto” Benson, 9th BS exercises and plans specialist, won the Top Bat award.
  • AFGSC announces Global Strike Challenge scores

    Air Force Global Strike Command announced the winners of the sixth Global Strike Challenge during a score posting event here Nov. 15.The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, won the Fairchild Trophy for the Best Bomb Wing, while the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, won the Blanchard Trophy for the best ICBM Wing. Other
  • 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.