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Barksdale Club

644 Davis Ave.

Bowling Center Snack Bar

823 Twining Drive

Caddy Corner Grille 

Flight Kitchen

104 Lindebergh Road

Pelicans Snack Bar (at the base pool)

2938 Daedalus Ave.

Red River Dining Facility

331 Curtis Road

The Source

104 Lindbergh Road


Base Training and Education Services

723 Douhet Drive, Suite 209

The Education Center offers professional guidance to enhance individual and mission readiness, educate and equip airmen through available Air Force education programs, and assist in preparing the world’s elite fighting force through education.

The Air Force is a full-time job, but this doesn’t mean airmen should give up on their education and dreams. In fact, this is more of a reason to continue your education. While most will carry the load of student loans, airmen have a wide variety of options that can allow them to attend college for next to nothing. Even deployments don’t have to stop you from getting your education. Numerous schools have online classes and many deployment locations are offering education centers to help students. Schedule an appointment with an education advisor for more information.


For information about family support programs at Barksdale Air Force Base, visit the 2nd Force Support Squadron online at

Airman & Family Readiness Center

801 Kenney Ave., Suite 1400

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is a one-stop information and referral center and the cornerstone of the Barksdale family support system, helping airmen and their families enhance their readiness and quality of life.

Programs include Air Force Aid, Casualty and Survivor Benefits, the Discovery Resource Center, the Exceptional Family Member Program, Military Child Education, Personal and Family Readiness, Personal Financial Readiness, Relocation Assistance, Spouse Employment, Transition Assistance, Volunteer Assistance and more.

Additionally, the center is staffed with a military and family life counselor as well as a VA benefits consultant.

Child Development Centers
CDC East

424 Kenney Ave.

CDC West

411 Fairchild Ave.

The Child Development Centers offer full-time, hourly and preschool care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. After-school care is also available. The centers provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes social, cognitive, language and physical development of youngsters. The centers are accredited by the National Association for Early Childhood Programs.

Children of active-duty military personnel or DOD civilian personnel are eligible to use the CDCs. Fees are based on total family income. For information on registration, availability and waiting lists, call the centers.

Exceptional Family Member Program

801 Kenney Ave., Suite 1400

This program provides information and referral services for exceptional family members.

Family Child Care

413 Curtiss Road

The Family Child Care program provides a smaller, more personal child care setting. Family Child Care is held in the provider’s home by highly trained and inspected child care professionals. Providers care for no more than six children in the home, including their own children. Providers complete annual security clearances, meet stringent licensing requirements, are certified in CPR and first aid, and undergo unannounced home observations. The meal program is USDA regulated. Providers set their own rates.

School Liaison

801 Kenney Ave., Suite 1400 318-456-8400

The school liaison officer is the connection between Barksdale Air Force Base families and private and public schools. The officer provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education.

Youth Center

425 Kenney Ave.

The Barksdale Youth Center offers year-round programs to meet the needs of school-age, preteen and teenage youth. Programs include sports, before- and after-school care, and instructional classes such as taekwondo, piano and guitar. Hours vary based on the program; call the center for more information.


Legal Office

334 Davis Ave.

The legal office provides legal assistance and claims services for active-duty members, retired military members and their families. The judge advocates are licensed attorneys who assist eligible individuals on personal civil legal matters. The office can assist with wills, powers of attorney, notary service, domestic relations matters, landlord-tenant issues, financial and debt issues, taxes and Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act issues.

Wills are by appointment only Monday through Friday. Powers of attorney and notary service are provided on a walk-in. Powers of attorney are prepared and notarized “while you wait.” Please go to the Air Force Legal Assistance website,, prior to coming by the legal office. For other legal advice, call to schedule an appointment.


744 Douhet Drive

The Barksdale Library offers a variety of services to active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, retirees, DOD civilians and their families. Check out the library website for access to the catalog and information on programs.


For information about the recreational programs at Barksdale Air Force Base, visit the 2nd Force Support Squadron online at


7623 Range Road

The Archery Course is on the East Reservation at the Red Chute Shotgun Sports Club and features 31 3-D lifelike targets that vary from raccoons and turkeys to dinosaurs, deer and elk.

Arts & Crafts Center

475 Icarus Road

The Arts & Crafts Center offers printing services, customized gifts and awards, engraving services and more.

Auto Hobby & Repair

400 Rickenbacker Ave.

Work on your vehicle at the auto hobby shop. Mechanics are on-site for routine repairs, including brakes, tuneups, wheel balancing, belts, oil changes and more. Classes and training are available upon request.


823 Twining Drive

The 16-lane Bomber Alley bowling center features league bowling, a pro shop, a snack bar and special events like Red Pin Bowling and party packages.


6341 Range Road

FamCamp has 42 paved sites equipped with 50-, 30- and 20-amp hookups, sewer, water hookups, and free Wi-Fi capabilities. Primitive tent camping and recreational lodging units are also available.

Fitness Centers
Iron Airman Facility

3875 Prichard Drive

Pump House

Between Barksdale Club and pool

Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell Fitness Center

709 Langley Drive

The Iron Airman Facility provides fitness enthusiasts an Olympic-style workout. Cardio equipment is also available so patrons can vary their exercise routines. The Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell Fitness Center has fitness classes, basketball and racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, a cardio and weight room, a parent-child area, an aerobics room, locker rooms and more. The Bell fitness center also manages an unmanned, satellite fitness operation, located near the north gate, called the Pump House. These facilities are available 24/7, but some facilities require registration for this access; call for more information.

Frame Shop

475 Icarus Road

The Frame Shop offers custom framing and matting, as well as a large selection of artwork and limited-edition prints.

Golf Course

180 Bossier Road

Enjoy the 18-hole, par-70 Bomber Bayou Golf Course. A pro shop, snack bar, practice putting green, driving range, chipping and pitching practice green, and bunker and sand trap practice area are available. Hours are seasonal; call for more information.

Information, Tickets & Travel

801 Kenney Ave., Suite 1003

Get information about local events, weekend getaways and day trips at the ITT office. The office offers discounted tickets for local and national attractions such as Disneyland, Disney World, Six Flags Over Texas, Texas Rangers baseball and Medieval Times.

Outdoor Adventures

1264 Twining Drive

Outdoor Adventures offers programs that take advantage of the great outdoors at Barksdale. A variety of special events are hosted by the Outdoor Adventures staff, including canoe trips, archery tournaments, bike riding and organized hikes. Horseback riding, zip lining and indoor skydiving trips are offered frequently.

Outdoor Adventures also provides items to rent for a wide variety of activities, including trailers, campers, boats, bounce houses, lawn equipment and party items. Hours are seasonal; call for more information.


110 Range Road

The paintball program is operated by Splat Zone Paintball and offers low-impact paintball for children as young as 7 years old as well as full-throttle paintball for ages 10 and up. Splat Zone has a full supply of equipment, safety gear and paint for your outing. They offer scenario games, like Zombie Paintball and price specials. The field is located in Clear Lake Park on the East Reservation and offers four playing fields, including a 6-acre woodsball course. The field is open for play by reservation.


2938 Daedalus Ave.

This outdoor pool features a triple water slide, shaded seating, a children’s pool, outdoor showers and restrooms. The pool hosts swim lessons, recreational swimming and military lap swimming. Hours are seasonal; call for more information.

Shotgun Sports Club

7623 Range Road

The Red Chute Shotgun Sports Club offers trap, skeet and five-stand sporting clays as well as a 14-station, 100-bird sporting clays range for all DOD card holders and approved civilians.

Wood Shop

475 Icarus Road

The Wood Shop provides tools, hardwoods and classes, as well as customizable awards, shadowboxes and more.


Barksdale Commissary

1265 Twining Drive Bldg. 4765

Save your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Barksdale commissary. In-store amenities include a bakery, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes and custom photo cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken, sushi and more.

Barksdale Exchange 

The Barksdale Air Force Base Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours of operation for services outside of the main exchange vary so call or visit the website for detailed information.

Main Exchange

455 Curtiss Road Bldg. 4711

Exchange Restaurants

Charley’s Grilled Subs 318-746-2603
Johnny’s Pizza House 318-747-3973
Smoothies-N-Things 318-503-9636
Starbucks 318-742-7698
Subway 318-742-5445
Taco Bell 318-746-2603


Alterations 318-742-0133
Barbershop 318-588-5088
Beauty Shop 318-746-5930
GNC 318-741-0097
Laundry, Dry Cleaning 318-742-0133
Military Clothing Store 318-746-6429
Mobile Center 318-747-9215
Optical Center 318-746-6060

Other Facilities

Barbershop (Flightline) 318-456-3769
Burger King, Bldg. 4250 318-741-3845
Capehart Express, Bldg. 8029 318-741-5964
Express with Class Six, Bldg. 3900 318-746-5662
Firestone Complete Auto Care, Bldg. 3900 318-747-6888

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