Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base Mission Provide the United States with lethal, nuclear and conventional combat-ready Airmen and B-52s for global strike and combat support operations.

Barksdale Air Force Base-Home of the B-52, we are the mighty deuce!

Operating as usual

Members of the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team members particip...
01/15/2021
2 MXG participates in weapons load competition

Members of the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team members participated in a weapons load competition last week.

The two weapons load crews competed to see who could load four 2,000 pound bombs fastest, safest, and most efficiently.

For more photos from the competition check out our DVIDS page;
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6480220/2-mxg-participates-weapons-load-competition. #strikernation

📸 Airman 1st Class Chase Sullivan

Airman 1st Class Oliver Zache, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team member, operates an MJ-1 bomb lift into position during a weapons load competition at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 8, 2021. The MJ-1 has served as the standard Air Force bomb load vehicle since the 1950s. (U....

** REMINDER**The 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is well underway, and this season of thanksgiving is the perfect t...
01/15/2021

** REMINDER**
The 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is well underway, and this season of thanksgiving is the perfect time to Show Some Love to the charities and causes that mean the most to you.

A small amount goes a long way, and with payroll deduction, your gifts add up quickly.

If you haven’t pledged yet, it’s not too late to join the CFC community and help those in need.

Together, the combined total of our contributions will add up to Show a Lot of Love!

Visit GiveCFC.org to Show Some Love today!.

01/14/2021
TEAM BARKSDALE: In an effort to disseminate time sensitive information in a more efficient manner, the 2d Force Support ...
01/14/2021

TEAM BARKSDALE: In an effort to disseminate time sensitive information in a more efficient manner, the 2d Force Support Squadron is implementing a voluntary text messaging system.

The first rollout is with the Child Development Center and Youth Programs.

The process to sign up is simple, just text the appropriate message to 64600:

CDC East parents text --> “CDC EAST” to 64600
CDC West parents text --> “CDC WEST” to 64600
School Age parents text --> “SAP” to 64600
Youth Programs parents text --> “YP” to 64600

You will receive a confirmation when you sign up and you can opt out at any time by texting ‘STOP” to 64600.

*Platform privacy policy - personal Information will not be disclosed to any persons or entities, nor lease, license, rent, transfer, disclose, disseminate or otherwise grant access to such information.*

Frequency of use: you can expect to receive text messages when time sensitive information or new programming needs to be distributed.

United States Air Force
01/14/2021

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A message to the force from Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett.

January 2021 marks the seventeenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recogniz...
01/13/2021

January 2021 marks the seventeenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. Read on to understand what stalking behavior looks like and where you can get help for yourself or someone you know.

**REMINDER TEAM BARKSDALE**Even though some have received the vaccine you are still required to wear a masks when enteri...
01/12/2021

**REMINDER TEAM BARKSDALE**
Even though some have received the vaccine you are still required to wear a masks when entering all base facilities. This includes the exchange, commissary, CDC, gym, etc.

Please prevent the spread and maintain distance, for the safety of yourself as well as others.

TEAM BARKSDALE: At this time we have exhausted all Moderna coronavirus vaccination doses and have closed the point of di...
01/12/2021

TEAM BARKSDALE: At this time we have exhausted all Moderna coronavirus vaccination doses and have closed the point of distribution at Hoban Hall.

Once we know when we will receive more doses we will release that information promptly. Currently, there is no estimated date. Continue to follow us right here on Facebook for updates.

This morning, Team Barksdale members gathered to pay their respects to Lt. Col. Rachel E. David by giving her a final sa...
01/12/2021

This morning, Team Barksdale members gathered to pay their respects to Lt. Col. Rachel E. David by giving her a final salute. Lt. Col. David dedicated over 30 years of honorable service to the United States Air Force. A memorial service will be held at her previous assignment, Wright-Patterson AFB. Our condolences go out to Lt. Col. David’s family and friends.

**REMINDER**Last week Team Barksdale members started receiving the first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The fi...
01/12/2021

**REMINDER**

Last week Team Barksdale members started receiving the first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The first recipients were emergency response personnel, healthcare workers, and defense personnel.

We will now be moving to the next stage of distribution tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12. Please refer to the chart below to see if you fall into this category.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience as we continue to rollout the vaccine on a phased approach outlined by the Department of Defense which is based on CDC recommendations.

Please continue to check in for updates.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

For information on the DoD's phased distribution plan, to include population priority, visit the DoD website at: https://www.defense.gov/.../dod-announces-covid-19.../

For further updates in regards to vaccine distribution, please follow along on our page or via our website at: https://www.barksdale.af.mil/News/COVID-19-BAFB/

Team Barksdale: On Wednesday afternoon we lost Lieutenant Colonel Rachel David, the Agency Chief for the Chapel. She had...
01/11/2021

Team Barksdale: On Wednesday afternoon we lost Lieutenant Colonel Rachel David, the Agency Chief for the Chapel. She had an amazing career and was truly a dedicated Airman.

Please come and provide Lieutenant Colonel David her last salute as she starts her final trip home.

The plan is to line the street as she is driven to the airport. The uniform is uniform of the day.

If you are able please be in-place at the Boone Funeral Home on Airline drive at 4:45 tomorrow morning.

LOCATION: 2156 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
DATE: January 12th, 2021
TIME: 4:45 a.m.

Barksdale will reopen to all personnel and those with base access at noon. For those commuting to work, please make sure...
01/11/2021

Barksdale will reopen to all personnel and those with base access at noon. For those commuting to work, please make sure to update yourself on road conditions and closures by visiting dotd.la.gov.

If you are required to report in for work but are experiencing hardships due to road closures, school closures, etc., please reach out to you leadership with your concerns.

Please note 2d Medical Group will be open at minimal capacity and will not be accepting patients at this time. For any questions or concerns please call (318)456-6555.

ATTENTION base residents!!!!!The tenant satisfaction survey is still waiting on you all to tell us what you think. Parti...
01/11/2021

ATTENTION base residents!!!!!
The tenant satisfaction survey is still waiting on you all to tell us what you think. Participation is vital to ensure leadership knows how our residents feel about things we do right and also where we can improve.

ATTENTION TEAM BARKSDALE!!!We are expecting the first snow of the season this evening into Monday morning. The base lead...
01/10/2021

ATTENTION TEAM BARKSDALE!!!

We are expecting the first snow of the season this evening into Monday morning. The base leadership has made the decision to delay reporting for personnel until 1200 tomorrow. If you are mission essential personnel, please wait for official instructions from your leadership.

The CDC will be open 1200-1730, but at significantly reduced capacity. Be aware hours are subject to change due to weather, road conditions or other circumstances.

Please note that gates will operate within normal hours. However, base access will be limited to emergency or essential personnel until noon.

For reporting questions, please contact your leadership.

Please be sure that you are prepared for any safety concerns. Be sure to stay up-to-date by watching local weather reports, monitoring dotd.la.gov, and following us here on Facebook. #StrikerNation

Wondering about road closures and repairs on base? Here's a snapshot of what to expect. Continue to follow us for update...
01/10/2021

Wondering about road closures and repairs on base? Here's a snapshot of what to expect. Continue to follow us for updates!

This week Team Barksdale members started receiving the first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The first recipien...
01/09/2021

This week Team Barksdale members started receiving the first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The first recipients were emergency response personnel, healthcare workers, and defense personnel.

We will now be moving to the next stage of distribution on Tuesday, January 12. Please refer to the chart below to see if you fall into this category.

We greatly appreciate your continued patience as we continue to rollout the vaccine on a phased approach outlined by the Department of Defense which is based on CDC recommendations.

Please continue to check in for updates.

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

For information on the DoD's phased distribution plan, to include population priority, visit the DoD website at: https://www.defense.gov/.../dod-announces-covid-19.../

For further updates in regards to vaccine distribution, please follow along on our page or via our website at: https://www.barksdale.af.mil/News/COVID-19-BAFB/

Be aware that we are expected to get winter weather this Sunday evening into Monday morning. Make sure that you are prep...
01/08/2021

Be aware that we are expected to get winter weather this Sunday evening into Monday morning. Make sure that you are prepared in the event that you cannot leave your home due to safety concerns. You can visit beready.af.mil for resources on how to prepare for multiple weather scenarios.

Be sure to stay up-to-date by watching local weather reports and following us here on Facebook. #StrikerNation

Barksdale received its first doses of the Modern coronavirus vaccinations, and began administering them yesterday. The d...
01/07/2021
Barksdale AFB administers first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

Barksdale received its first doses of the Modern coronavirus vaccinations, and began administering them yesterday.

The distribution of the vaccine rollout will be implemented in a phased approach which is in line with Department of Defense guidance, based on CDC recommendations.

The Department of Defense is dedicated to providing the latest information about the vaccines available as they are released so that DoD personnel and TRICARE beneficiaries can make informed decisions.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/386554/barksdale-afb-administers-first-round-covid-19-vaccinations

**PSA**Beginning April 2021, there will be changes to the Barksdale Motorcycle Certification program.All motorcyclists s...
01/07/2021

**PSA**

Beginning April 2021, there will be changes to the Barksdale Motorcycle Certification program.

All motorcyclists should make sure they are staying up-to-date with the current licensing requirements (see graphic for more information)

Please contact your unit motorcycle safety rep if you have any questions or concerns.

Millions of Americans each year are victims of stalking, a disturbing crime that restricts an individual’s ability to li...
01/07/2021
Stalking Awareness Month

Millions of Americans each year are victims of stalking, a disturbing crime that restricts an individual’s ability to live a productive, peaceful, and fulfilling life. Throughout National Stalking Awareness Month, we recognize this form of bullying and intimidation and recommit to addressing and preventing this harmful behavior that devastates so many individuals and their families and friends. Today, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men experience stalking in their lifetime, and nearly 7 in 10 victims report knowing their stalker.

To learn more about the signs of stalking visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if you or someone you know is a victim of stalking, please call the National Center for Victims of Crime Hotline: 1-855-484-2846.

https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/prevent-stalking/

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Learn to recognize the signs of stalking and help prevent it.

Looking for support to get fit and healthier this year? Look no further than our Health Promotion Classes! All classes a...
01/06/2021

Looking for support to get fit and healthier this year? Look no further than our Health Promotion Classes! All classes are open to ID card holders.

Sign up today!

The 2d Medical Group Immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Ba...
01/06/2021

The 2d Medical Group Immunizations clinic administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base today.

The first to receive the vaccine are healthcare workers, emergency responders, and installation defense personnel.

The 2d Bomb Wing is distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines based on Department of Defense guidance, through a phased, standardized, and coordinated strategy to protect our people, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response.

Please be advised, the Immunizations clinic will be open to deployers only tomorrow and Friday. Well child vaccinations will still be administered at pediatrics.

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

For information on the DoD's phased distribution plan, to include population priority, visit the DoD website at: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2440556/dod-announces-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-plan/

For further updates in regards to vaccine distribution, please follow along on our page or via our website at: https://www.barksdale.af.mil/News/COVID-19-BAFB/

Oh yeah! We are flying into 2021 this #B52sday! In a series of back-to-back sorties, the 2nd Bomb Wing demonstrated the ...
01/05/2021

Oh yeah! We are flying into 2021 this #B52sday!

In a series of back-to-back sorties, the 2nd Bomb Wing demonstrated the ability to execute the mission and provide combat power.

📸 Airman 1st Class Jonathan E. Ramos

Barrier Maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th at the following times:0800-0930 Bodcau Gate0945-1145 North G...
01/05/2021

Barrier Maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th at the following times:

0800-0930 Bodcau Gate
0945-1145 North Gate
1200-1400 West Gate

Here is a update on the tax deferment extension.
01/04/2021

Here is a update on the tax deferment extension.

Airmen: here are updates on the tax deferment

Social Security tax withholdings temporarily deferred in 2020 will be collected from wages paid between Jan & Dec 2021, for those members w/a basic pay of less than $8,666.66.

Click the 🔗 for more information: https://go.usa.gov/xAB7g

Barksdale Air Force Base's cover photo
01/04/2021

Barksdale Air Force Base's cover photo

12/31/2020
**LATEST NEWS**Heritage Heights base housing is experiencing a loss of water pressure. The base is taking care of the ne...
12/31/2020

**LATEST NEWS**
Heritage Heights base housing is experiencing a loss of water pressure.
The base is taking care of the necessary repairs.
Once the necessary steps are completed Heritage Heights will be under a boil water advisory until further notice. Check Barksdale Family Housing for additional updates. We appreciate your patience.

Are you a service member or veteran in need of free, confidential, one-on-one coaching or support in accessing mental he...
12/30/2020
InTransition FAQ

Are you a service member or veteran in need of free, confidential, one-on-one coaching or support in accessing mental health care during a transition? For more information about inTransition services available 24/7, 365 days a year, visit the link below.

https://pdhealth.mil/resources/intransition/intransition-faq

*/ Who is eligible for this program? When does DoD encourage providers to refer service members to the inTransition program? What is DoD automatic enrollment? When may a service member/veteran self-refer to the inTransition program? What's the benefit of calling the inTransition program?

Do you have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine or wondering what went into creating it? Check out this short infor...
12/28/2020
It's Okay to Be Smart | Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine | Season 8 | Episode 24

Do you have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine or wondering what went into creating it? Check out this short informational video from PBS that breaks down the vaccine-making process!

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense or the US Government.

https://www.pbs.org/video/inside-the-lab-that-invented-the-covid-19-vaccine-jnt6jk/

This is how to make a COVID-19 vaccine.

The 2nd Bomb Wing leadership team brought ✨𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫✨ while visiting the North and West gate, Red River Dining Facil...
12/25/2020

The 2nd Bomb Wing leadership team brought ✨𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫✨ while visiting the North and West gate, Red River Dining Facility, 2nd Maintenance Squadron AGE team and the dePyssler Mission Support Group building.

12/24/2020
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season builds, so can the stress of the season. Throw a wild card like COVID-19 ...
12/24/2020

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season builds, so can the stress of the season. Throw a wild card like COVID-19 into the mix and the times can be a lot to handle, but there is no need to handle it alone.

To see how base agencies are helping Airmen and families ensure a jolly end to this crazy year, check out the article below!😁🎄

https://dvidshub.net/r/o6vesq

TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING!The 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is well underway, and this season of thanksgiving is ...
12/24/2020

TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING!
The 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is well underway, and this season of thanksgiving is the perfect time to Show Some Love to the charities and causes that mean the most to you.

A small amount goes a long way, and with payroll deduction, your gifts add up quickly.

If you haven’t pledged yet, it’s not too late to join the CFC community and help those in need.

Together, the combined total of our contributions will add up to Show a Lot of Love!

Visit GiveCFC.org to Show Some Love today!

Have you heard of the MFLC? Learn more about the Military & Family Life Counselors and how they can help strengthen your...
12/23/2020
How MFLC Helps Strengthen Relationships | Military OneSource

Have you heard of the MFLC? Learn more about the Military & Family Life Counselors and how they can help strengthen your relationships here:

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-and-family-life-counseling/how-mflc-helps-strengthen-relationships/?utm_campaign=relationships-dec2020&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Learn what couples counseling with the Military & Family Life Counseling Program is like and how MFLC helps military couples strengthen their relationship.

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Barksdale Boulevard West
Barksdale AFB, LA
71110

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    Is the recycling area open?
    Assistance is needed. I am volunteering with RVs 4 MDs Fighting Coronavirus. Louisiana especially Shreveport/Bossier is in need of Loaner RVs. If you could let local MDs borrow your RV, it would be much appreciated. This is an attempt to keep the Frontline personnel isolated to prevent them from spreading it to their family. This is a nation wide search, I am just running the state of Louisiana. https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvs4mds/
    Veteran of Wurtsmith AFB's 379th Bomb Wing. 1985 to 1989. Keep up the good work USAF .
    I have a pass to get on the base. Is the commissary open for me to shop? I fell safer when shopping at the base. Self-quarantined for 13 days now.
    Why doesn't OWA work?
    When HPCON-C is implemented later today, what impacts, closures, etc. can we expect to encounter?
    When HPCON-C is implemented later today, what base actions can we expect to see? What impacts to anticipate?
    So have the rules changed again to get into bx, shoppette, commissary, are you now required to show ACTIVE DUTY I.D CARD? Be in uniform? if your a retiree working in a essential job on base show that i.d along with your retiree i.d ? I thought security forces were doing that at the gates for allowing only people " official business only" so now why the i.ds at all the open services? Is this correct?
    Are there currently any fed ex restrictions to get on base?
    Why the CDC still open?
    There was an announcement this morning over the PA system. I am at Fam Camp and could not understand it. Can anyone tell me what it was? Just trying to see if it was related to COVID-19. Thank you
    Good morning. Notification link is not working AF Connect 624am