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  • Barksdale and local Civil Air Patrol join forces for MACA training

    Mid-Air Collision Avoidance is an important topic within flight safety across Barksdale. Committed to the safety of the local aviation community, Barksdale joined forces with the Shreveport Civil Air Patrol for an official Air Force assigned mission focused on keeping local aviators safe. MACA is a program where members of the 2nd Bomb Wing flight safety office travel to various airports spreading general awareness of hazards in the area, helping local aviators avoid mid-air collisions through preparedness.
  • 7th BW welcomes new commander

    Col. Joseph Kramer assumed command of the 7th Bomb Wing from Col. Ed Sumangil during a change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 15, 2021.Military change of commands are a tradition that formally symbolizes the transfer of authority from one leader to another. The transfer of command is completed by handing the command flag
  • “In good hands”: Diehl takes command of 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Diehl took the reins of the 509th Bomb Wing from outgoing commander Col. Jeffrey Schreiner during a change-of-command ceremony June 16, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.Military change-of-commands are a time-honored tradition that formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command passes from one
  • Mission Defense Team Provides B-52 Stratofortress Cyber Defense

    The 2nd Communications Squadron’s Mission Defense Team is deployed for cyber system analysis as part of the Bomber Task Force, conducting operations out of Moron Air Base, Spain. Deploying with the BTF provides the MDT the ability to perform timely analysis of the B-52 Stratofortress’ cyber systems in search for security risks and data abnormalities during and after bomber missions.
  • 393rd Bomb Squadron named AFGSC Best

    The 393rd Bomb Squadron distinguished themselves above other Air Force Global Strike bomb squadrons by earning the Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker Award, awarded annually to the best bomber squadron in the command.The 393rd BS led all AFGSC bomb squadrons by flying 900 hours in two U.S. Secretary of Defense level exercises, generating 12 aircraft for
  • It only takes blood, sweat, tears: First female crew chief flies in B-2 Spirit

    Less than 30 enlisted Airmen know the feeling of taking flight over Whiteman Air Force Base in the B-2 Spirit, only one of those Airmen is female. Earning Spirit Number 760, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Lambert, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief assigned to the Spirit of New York, was awarded the Chief Master Sergeant
  • Eighth Air Force commander visits Ellsworth Air Force Base

    Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, the 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, visits Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 4, 2021.
  • First B-1Bs resume flight operations

    The first B-1B Lancers resumed flight operations May 3 following a safety stand-down issued April 20 by Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander. Individual B-1B aircraft will return to flight as inspections and maintenance directed during the stand-down are completed on each aircraft.During the safety stand-down, maintenance depot
  • Barksdale Airman saves man from smoking car

    It’s incumbent upon members of the Armed Forces to uphold the value of service before self at all times, in and out of uniform. Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 2nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron human performance flight chief, embodied this core value, one late February night, when she pulled a man from a smoking car after a major vehicle accident.
  • Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor
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