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  • NBA HOF’er Karl Malone visits Barksdale

    NBA Hall of Famer and Louisiana native, Karl Malone, toured Barksdale during a visit to the base Feb. 5-6, 2020.A two time NBA MVP, 14-time NBA all-star and second ranked all time point scorer, Malone spent time with Airmen, toured facilities and even took a ride in a B-52H Stratofortress.

  • Recruits prepare to ship out after swear-in ceremony

    A Military Entrance Processing Station, or MEPS for short, is the gateway for many entering military service (all branches). On average, the Shreveport, Louisiana MEPS processes approximately 6,000 applicants annually. On Feb. 27, 8th Air Force leadership visited the station and swore in more than a

  • Sgt "Snuffy" Smith honored within halls of 8th AF

    Members of Barksdale AFB gather outside of 8th Air Force headquarters for a ceremony honoring Sgt. Maynard Harrison Smith at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 1, 2018. A plaque dedicated to Sgt. Smith was revealed and is now displayed on a wall in the 8AF headquarters. Smith was the first enlisted

  • 8 AF commander’s Memorial Day message to bomber Airmen

    Bomber Airmen, This year marks the 150th observance of Memorial Day. On Monday, American flags around the world will be lowered to half-staff in honor of over 1 million servicemen and women who laid down their lives in service to our nation. It is our duty as Americans, living free, to remember and

  • HQ 8 AF dedicated to WWII leader

    Upon the mention of his name, this former Eighth Air Force commander is best remembered for his heroic actions while leading an air combat mission on Tokyo, April 18, 1942, historically known as the Doolittle Raid.

  • Veterans, Airmen celebrate 75 years of 8 AF heritage

    On the morning of April 26, some of the very souls who survived numerous life-threatening operations to tell their stories, and made Eighth Air Force what it is today, met current Eighth Air Force Airmen at the Barksdale Global Power Museum Airpark.

  • 8 AF commander addresses HQ Airmen

    Commander’s calls not only serve as an outlet of communication between leadership and Airmen, but foster the recognition of hard-working individuals.

  • Year of the Family: HQ 8 AF recognizes 2016 Annual Awards winners

    Senior leadership and “Mighty Eighth” Airmen, along with their family members, gathered at the Barksdale Air Force Base Club today to recognize the Headquarters Eighth Air Force 2016 Annual Award winners for their accomplishments throughout the year.