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  • Barksdale holds first motorcycle awareness ride

    More than 130 riders shinned up their bikes and donned protective gear to attend a motorcycle safety remembrance ride hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Safety office - the first of its kind here.The riders attended an hour long awareness briefing prior to embarking on a two hour course, which lead them through the local community before dropping them off
  • Second-annual Global Strike Challenge underway

    Teams from across Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and Air Combat Command, recently began competing in the second-annual Global Strike Challenge.Operations, maintenance and security forces teams from bomber and missile wings will compete to be named best-of-the-best. All units supporting
  • Global Strike Airman tops the list

    An Air Force Global Strike Command technical sergeant was announced as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, here on July 13.Tech. Sgt. Bradley Williams, a vehicle operations supervisor for 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, will be honored by Air Force Association officials in September during the AFA National
  • Eighth Air Force volunteers time to help children

    Fourteen members of the Eighth Air Force volunteered their time to help the Providence House in downtown Shreveport, La., July 20. The Eighth Air Force Top 3 sponsored the event and members from the Headquarters Eighth Air Force staff and 608th Air Operations Center volunteered to build new shelves for the daycare and move furniture in the
  • Buff participates in the Royal International Air Tattoo

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of what is billed as the world's largest military air show, RAF Fairford turned over the airfield to the Royal International Air Tattoo July 16-17.Held at RAF Fairford 21 times since 1985, the Royal International Air Tattoo hosted more than 200 aircraft from 30 countries on static and aerial display, including 18
  • 'The Mighty Eighth' commander receives second star

    In a ceremony attended by more than 20 senior leaders from throughout Barksdale Air Force Base, the commander of Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) collected some new hardware. Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson was frocked to the rank of major general during a promotion ceremony at the Barksdale Club July 15, surrounded by his family, his family of Air
  • More Airmen displaced from North Dakota floods

    The count has increased to a total of 1,142 displaced Airmen and their family members as a result of the Souris River flooding which began June 20.The base continues to offer emergency shelter to displaced base affiliated Department of Defense employees and their families. An estimated 4,000 homes are expected to be lost as a result of the flooding
  • Deployed Barksdale medic earns Purple Heart

    Airman 1st Class Bryenna Brooks of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., home of Air Force Global Strike Command, was recently awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the deployed environment.Along with the Purple Heart, Brooks also received a Combat Medical Badge, an Air Force Combat Action Medal and a Joint Service Commendation Medal, for her
  • General Wilson steps up to lead 'The Mighty Eighth'

    Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force at historic Hoban Hall here June 3.At the same ceremony, General Wilson also became commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike of U.S. Strategic Command, headquartered at Offutt AFB, Neb.Navy Vice Adm. Cecil D. Haney,
  • Barksdale celebrates Sports Day

    Barksdale Airmen were up before sunrise May 25. This time, it wasn't for work -- they were out on the water at the Red River South Marina fishing, during the wing' s first event of the day for Sports Day.This day was designed to improve team work and promote the Air Force's Fit-to-Fight mission, along with increasing fitness awareness, sport