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  • Wise Guy back in the sky

    A team of Reserve Citizen Airmen and active duty maintainers spent four months prepping Wise Guy, a B-52 Stratofortress for flight. The bomber had been at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008.
  • F.E. Warren AFB tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg

    The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions.
  • 2019 BTF comes to an end

    The BTF deployment enabled theater integration and training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units, to further enhance bomber interoperability in the theater.
  • 2018 Nuclear Deterrence Operations and Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced

    These awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Airmen contributing to nuclear deterrence operations and the missile operations career field respectively.
  • Conventional Rotary Launcher upgrade tested

    An upgrade to the B-52 Stratofortress and the Conventional Rotary Launcher was tested, Feb. 11. The change is designed to increase mission flexibility and make the B-52 more lethal in a combat environment.
  • Innovation in tight spaces

    As Hurricane Michael churned toward the Emerald Coast of Florida, F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to avoid the storm’s path and potential catastrophic damage. As Michael passed, narrowly missing Eglin AFB, a different type of storm brewed on the horizon that would test nomad innovation.
  • Seymour Johnson AFB repositions aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Florence

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base repositioned approximately 60 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 916th Air Refueling Wing Sept. 12, 2018, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
  • 916th ARW aircraft evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence

    916th ARW KC-135Rs land at Barksdale Air Force Base fleeing pending hurricane.
  • Passing the guidon: Ray takes command of AFGSC

    Gen. Timothy Ray took command of Air Force Global Strike Command from Gen. Robin Rand, outgoing AFGSC commander, during a ceremony, Aug. 21. He is the newest leader of the Air Force’s portion of the nuclear enterprise, which maintains the nation's only force of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers.
  • 20th EBS aid in rescue off coast of Guam

    The B-52 is world-famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine flight near Guam June 25, 2018, crew members with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and deployed to Andersen AFB, were tasked with a unique situation: to use their aircraft’s versatility in the search and rescue of a lost local vessel with six passengers onboard.
  • Air Force orders B-1 safety stand-down

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet June 7, 2018.
  • Air Force selects locations for B-21 aircraft

    The Air Force announced that the B-21 Raider will replace B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft at three existing bomber bases beginning in the mid-2020s.
  • World War II 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.
  • Wilson visits Airmen, discusses AF priorities

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Barksdale Air Force Base, to meet Airmen from various units and discuss her priorities Nov. 14-15, 2017.
  • AF men, women finish second, third in 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship

    The All-Air Force men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished in the top three at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championships Nov. 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
  • Repair facility saves AFGSC $13 million

    The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility which saves time and money.
  • CSAF highlights Airmen's role in nuclear mission

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the important role Barksdale Air Force Base Airmen perform in executing the nuclear deterrence and assurance mission during an all-call at the Weapons Load Training hangar, Oct. 17, 2017.
  • The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude

    The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.” Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his head as if trying to imagine the journey from his home in Texas to serving as the Eighth Air Force vice commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
  • Last evacuated C-17 returns home

    The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
  • Air traffic controllers put to test during hurricane evacuation

    Barksdale Air Force Base welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, Sept. 8-10, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Irma.
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