BARKSDALE AFB NEWS

US B-52 Stratofortress bomber arrives at RAF Fairford to participate in Ample Strike 19

Story by MSgt Renae Pittman on 09/05/2019 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Reserve Citizen Airmen and support equipment assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at RAF Fairford, England, to participate in exercise Ample Strike 19, the U.K. Weapons School exercise Cobra Warrior, and NATO Days. The
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Eighth AF commander visits BTF Airmen in European theater

Story by SSgt Kayla White on 09/05/2019 Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., the Eighth Air Force commander, flew across the Atlantic to visit his Airmen at Royal Air Base Fairford, England, from August 27-28, 2019. He also flew a B-2 training sortie during his visit. "The opportunity to get out
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Team Shaw prepares for Hurricane Dorian

Story by SSgt William Banton on 09/04/2019 More than 50 F-16 Vipers from the 20th Fighter Wing evacuated to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to ensure their protection from Hurricane Dorian's possible destructive winds, Sept 4. "Our truly amazing Airmen worked diligently for the past few days to finish prepping
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Laser Guided Bombs back in belly of B-52

Story by MSgt Theodore Daigle on 08/30/2019 Laser-Guided Bomb Units, commonly referred to as LGB's, were dropped from the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress for the first time in nearly a decade during an operational test performed by the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron here, Aug. 28, 2019. The
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Liverpool Resident is New Commander of NY Air National Guard's 224th Support Squadron

Story by Timothy Jones on 08/30/2019 ROME, NY--Lt. Col. Jeffrey W. Kerneklian, a Liverpool, N.Y., resident, formally took command of the New York Air National Guard's 224th Support Squadron July 10, 2019 during an assumption of command ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS). The 224th Support Squadron i
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Military working dogs to get new woof over their heads thanks to Omaha District

Story by Zane Ecklund on 08/19/2019 If you were asked where the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District was building a new kennel for military working dogs, what would your guess be? Newfoundland? Barksdale Air Force Base? The answer is F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and make no bone
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