BARKSDALE AFB

From rejected to selected

Story by A1C Sydney Campbell on 03/12/2019 "I've had an innate desire to lead, progress in my profession, accept new challenges and contribute to my family's honorable legacy of dedicated service," Cathey said. "I want to instill genuine and infectious leadership while deliberately constructing the finest Airmen." While these are
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Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

Story by SrA Stuart Bright on 03/08/2019 Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage. However, unlike cars, B-52s require an entire team to perform inspections like Phase and conduct routine maintenance.
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Civilians learn career development strategies

Story by SrA Stuart Bright on 03/08/2019 Dr. Thomas Langdon, Force Support civilian career field manager, spoke to Department of Defense civilians about ways to improve their careers and promote. The briefing provided valuable insight on civilian force development policies and processes regarding education and training. One topic that Langdo
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2 Comm Airman fixes F-35 software

Story by SrA Stuart Bright on 03/05/2019 Not knowing what to expect, Senior Airman Troy Burns, 2nd Communications Squadron client systems technician, quit his job as a county jail corrections officer and left his hometown of Abilene, Texas to enlist in the Air Force and eventually be stationed at Barksdale
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Day or night: Weather flight keeps Airmen safe

Story by Amn Hannah Bean on 03/01/2019 COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. Mississippi weather is known to have spontaneous or seemingly odd weather patterns that gives the 14th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight challenges to overcome. After close coordination with the 26th Operational Weather Squadron, the weather flight was able
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Conventional Rotary Launcher upgrade tested

Story by MSgt Theodore Daigle on 02/15/2019 BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. Feb. 11, 2019 An upgrade to the B-52 Stratofortress and the Conventional Rotary Launcher, was tested here, Feb. 11, 2019. The change is designed to increase mission flexibility and make the B-52 more lethal in a combat environment.
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