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US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Floyd L. Carpenter (second from right), Commander, 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), and dignitaries cut the ribbon officially unveiling the Eighth Air Force Museum's latest acquisition, the SR-71A Blackbird serial number 61-7967. The event was held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first successful powered heavier than air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (NC) on December 17, 1903

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Floyd L. Carpenter (second from righ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: AMN... More

Artwork: Portrait of MASTER Sergeant Terry L. Lacaillade, Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, selected as one of 1984's Outstanding Airmen. Artist: MASTER Sergeant Larrie Jenkins, US Air Force

Artwork: Portrait of MASTER Sergeant Terry L. Lacaillade, Headquarters...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles to a pylon under the right wing of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Phil Schmitten Release Statu... More

STAFF SGT. Alan Wilkin of the 2nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron guides a 62nd Bombardment Squadron B-52 Stratofortress aircraft as it begins to taxi off the flight line during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) competition Proud Shield '88

STAFF SGT. Alan Wilkin of the 2nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, left, is escorted by General (GEN) John T. Chain Jr., Commander in CHIEF of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), as he arrives at the base to preside over the SAC bombing and navigation competition Proud Shield 8

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, left, is escorted by Ge...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob Fehringer Release Status:... More

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener sits in the cockpit of the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders on display during the annual open house and airshow. At 68, he is the only original World War II B-17 pilot still officially certified by the Federal Aviation Agency. He flew 35 bombing missions over Germany during the war

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener sits in the cockpit of the restored World War ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Scott Stewart Release S... More

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron levels out after takeoff during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron levels...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

Crew CHIEF SENIOR AIRMAN John Archer, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, performs daily tire pressure checks on B-52 Stratofortress' from the 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, deployed to Navy Support Facility (NFS) Diego Garcia as part of the Second Air Expeditionary Group in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. SOUTHERN WATCH involves patrolling the no-fly zone in southern Iraq

Crew CHIEF SENIOR AIRMAN John Archer, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: Nav Sup Activity, Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Major Command Shown: ... More

Colonel Ventiecher, Vice Wing Commander of the 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, briefs B-52 Stratofortress aircrew members deploying to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom

Colonel Ventiecher, Vice Wing Commander of the 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Larry Potter (left) from the 605th Aircraft Generation Squadron, McGuire Air Force base, New Jersey, signs the passenger manifest and out-processes with US Air Force AIRMAN First Class J.C. Rainy from the 2nd Mission Support Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, before boarding a KC-10 Extender aircraft to head home from Naval Station Diego Garcia. SRA Potter has finished his deployed rotation in support of Operation DESERT THUNDER 2

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Larry Potter (left) from the 605th Aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT THUNDER 2 Base: Nav Sup Activity, Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Camera Operator: SR... More

US Air Force Major Greg Perkinson and US Air Force Technical Sergeant Mike McMullan both of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, raise up a tent to house airmen from the 96th Bomb Squadron and support personnel from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force base, Louisiana. The airmen are deployed to Naval Station Diego Garcia in support of Operation DESERT THUNDER 2

US Air Force Major Greg Perkinson and US Air Force Technical Sergeant ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT THUNDER 2 Base: Nav Sup Activity, Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Camera Operator: SR... More

KC-10 aircraft from Travis Air Force base, California and McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey and B-52H aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, deployed to the 2nd Air Expeditionary Squadron, Naval Station Diego Garcia, stand by on the flightline in support of Operation DESERT THUNDER 2

KC-10 aircraft from Travis Air Force base, California and McGuire Air ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT THUNDER 2 Base: Nav Sup Activity, Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Camera Operator: SR... More

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Thomas J. Keck (left), Commander, 8th Air Force is presented a wooden"tail flash"commemorative trophy by USAF Colonel Tony A. Imondi, Commander, 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) after completing his final flight or "fini flight," at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA). LGNE Keck is retiring after a career spanning 33 years with more than 4,600 flying hours, including 866 combat hours

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Thomas J. Keck (left), C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Rebecca Luquin, USAF Release S... More

911:  President George W. Bush Delivers Remarks on Terrorist Attacks from Barksdale Air Force Base

911: President George W. Bush Delivers Remarks on Terrorist Attacks f...

Original caption: President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the terrorist attacks from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, before departing for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Photographs Related to th... More

911:  President George W. Bush Talks on the Telephone aboard Air Force One

911: President George W. Bush Talks on the Telephone aboard Air Force...

Original caption: President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base. Photographs Related to the George W.... More

Interior view, cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana (LA), showing US Military personnel and equipment deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Interior view, cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globema...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Co... More

Captain (CPT), Agga Harda, and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Mary Bentancourt (far right), USAF, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA show Mr. Guy Morton, Correspondent with NBC News where to hook up his oxygen mask, during a survival and recovery training class. Mr. Jim Cummins a Correspondent with NBC News looks on in the background. Mr. Morton is scheduled to make an incentive flight aboard an USAF B-52H Stratofortress aircraft. The NBC News crew was scheduled to broadcast live from Barksdale AFB, LA, for the Today Show

Captain (CPT), Agga Harda, and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Mary Bentancourt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Kimberly A. Warren, USAF Rele... More

An NBC News cameraman videotapes an USAF B-52H Stratofortress aircraft on the flight line at Barksdale AFB, LA. The NBC News crew was scheduled to broadcast live from Barksdale AFB, LA, for the Today Show

An NBC News cameraman videotapes an USAF B-52H Stratofortress aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Gina Laux, 96 Bomb Squadron, gets an autograph from recording artist Tony Orlando, at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Gina Laux, 96 Bomb Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

Country music recording artists George Jones, and his wife, are shows the cockpit of a 917th Reserve Wing, A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA). Mr. Jones toured the base signed autographs for military personnel before his concert at a local casino that night

Country music recording artists George Jones, and his wife, are shows ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Denise A. Rayder, USAF Releas... More

Recording artists Rodney Ellis, a member of the Rhythm and Blues music group "Kool and the Gang", sticks his head out of the cockpit window of a US Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress aircraft during the groups visit to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA). Members of the group "Kool and the Gang" toured the base, signed autographs, and raffled off tickets to military personnel before their concert at a local casino that night

Recording artists Rodney Ellis, a member of the Rhythm and Blues music...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

Members of the National News Media, gathered outside the North Gate at, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA) following the Space Shuttle ColumbiaΘs mishap

Members of the National News Media, gathered outside the North Gate at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Denise A. Rayder, USAF Releas... More

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen from the 608th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA), use an M923A1 (6X6) 5-ton cargo truck to transport a OE-361 Quick Reaction Antenna (QRA), during Exercise BLUE FLAG 02-4

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen from the 608th Air Communications Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BLUE FLAG 02-4 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Comm... More

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Damien Harris, USAF, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, smoothes out gravel with a shovel before laying asphalt. In the background A1C Halgrade, USAF, waits in a John Deere 670B Road Grader. The new lot will provide more parking spaces for the Base Fitness Center

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Damien Harris, USAF, 2nd Civil Engineering Sq...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron (BS), 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), are spotted on the tarmac an undisclosed operating location to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 96th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Greg Kobashigawa, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Barry Lewis, with the 193rd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Air National Guard (ANG), Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, digs a water line during the construction of a recycling center at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Barry Lewis, with the 193rd Civil Engineer S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSG... More

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Anthony Anstead, with the 193rd Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Air National Guard (ANG), Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, moves earth with a rental tracked excavator during the construction of the 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) recycling center

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Anthony Anstead, with the 193rd Civil Engine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSG... More

US Air Force (USAF) Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CCMST) Richard Casey (left), assigned to Headquarters Eighth Air Force, performs the duties of the Color Sergeant, as the Flag for USAF Lieutenant General (LGEN) Thomas J. Keck (background), Commander, Eight Air Force, is cased during LGEN Kecks retirement Ceremony, held at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA)

US Air Force (USAF) Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant (CCMST) Richard Case...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Denise Rayder, USAF Release S... More

Attorney David Beck leads US Air Force (USAF) Major Umbach and his wife Marlene to the Article 32 hearing room at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA). USAF Major Umbach is one of two pilots involved in the Tarnak Farms Friendly Fire incident on April 17, 2002 that killed four Canadian soldiers and injured eight near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Article 32 hearing investigation of the charges against the two pilots determines whether to try by court-martial. In the background are some of the many media members covering the hearing

Attorney David Beck leads US Air Force (USAF) Major Umbach and his wif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSG... More

At the side of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, 183rd Fighter Wing (FW)/170th Fighter Squadron (FS), Illinois Air National Guard (ILANG), the press gather to cover an on location briefing for the Article 32 investigation officer. The press is covering the Article 32 investigation concerning the Tarnak Farms Friendly Fire incident that killed four Canadian soldiers and injured eight near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Article 32 hearing is an investigation of the charges against the pilots to determine whether to try by court-martial

At the side of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, 183rd Fighter Wing (FW)/170th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSG... More

Two caskets, each carrying the remains of a Space Shuttle Columbia crewmember, sit atop their sepulchral outside the 93rd Bomb Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Building at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), as Commander (CDR) Harold Robinson, US Navy Reserve (USNR) Chaplain and two US Air Force (USAF) Chaplains from the 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) prepare to offer prayers. Barksdale AFB personnel held Ceremonies honoring each of the Columbia Space Shuttle crewmembers as they are returned to their families

Two caskets, each carrying the remains of a Space Shuttle Columbia cre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Michael A. Kaplan, USAF Relea... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Director Roy D. Bridges (second from left) inspects Columbia debris arriving at KSC from the collection point at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La.  The debris is being collected at the RLV Hangar near the Shuttle Landing Facility.  Workers there will attempt to reconstruct the orbiter as part of the ongoing investigation of the accident that destroyed the Columbia and claimed the lives of seven astronauts as they returned to Earth after a 16-day research mission, STS-107. KSC-03pd0352

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Director Roy D. Bridges (second from ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - KSC Director Roy D. Bridges (second from left) inspects Columbia debris arriving at KSC from the collection point at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La. The debris is being c... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The first truckload of recovered Columbia debris arrives at the RLV Hangar near the Shuttle Landing Facility.  It was transported from the collection point at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, La. Workers in the RLV will attempt to reconstruct the orbiter as part of the ongoing investigation of the accident that destroyed the Columbia and claimed the lives of seven astronauts as they returned to Earth after a 16-day research mission, STS-107. KSC-03pd0342

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The first truckload of recovered Columbia...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The first truckload of recovered Columbia debris arrives at the RLV Hangar near the Shuttle Landing Facility. It was transported from the collection point at Barksdale Air Force Ba... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), shortly after take off at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, for a mission flown in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 2...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andersen Air Base State: Guam (GU) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Christina M. Rumsey, USAF Release Status: ... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bomber deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, lands at Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of the 7th Air Expeditionary Wing's mission

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bomber deployed from Barksda...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andersen Air Base State: Guam (GU) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: SRA Christina... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), stands ready to launch during an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: TSG... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Michael Brizendine (right), 2nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), shakes hands with 91-year old Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) John Livingston (USAF retired) prior to escorting him into the Barksdale Retiree Activities Offices annual Purple Heart Luncheon. LTC Livingston is the oldest of the 179 Purple Heart recipients to be honored at the luncheon

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Michael Brizendine (right...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Michael A. Kaplan, USAF Relea... More

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen assigned to the 2nd Mission Support Squadron (MSS), Family Support Center, provide service to USAF personnel conducting pre-deployment processing at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA). Pictured foreground: USAF US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Anthony Williams, assigned to the 2nd Dental Squadron, and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Damon Schmidt

US Air Force (USAF) Airmen assigned to the 2nd Mission Support Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Denise A Rayder, USAF Release... More

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chuck Strozier, an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft Crew CHIEF assigned to the 717th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) Louisiana (LA), cleans the windshield of his aircraft while deployed at England Air Park, in Alexandria, LA, to support Hawgsmoke 2004, a bi-annual bombing and tactical gunnery competition for USAF squadrons flying the A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chuck Strozier, an A-10A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: England Air Park State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT Kim Allain, USAF Release Status: Rel... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Foster (left), Dedicated Crew CHIEF, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), 2nd Maintenance Group (MXG), 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), at Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), is interviewed by USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Leigh Bellinger (right), Reporter, Air Force News, for a feature story about the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft for a future broadcast

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Foster (left), Dedicate...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Trina R Flannagan, USAF Releas... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Marcel Thom from the 96th Bomb Squadron (BS), Life Support, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), inspects CNU-129/P Survival Kits during an operational check

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Marcel Thom from the 96th Bo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA... More

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) General (GEN) Mike DeCuir, Director of Air and Space Operations (ASO), Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC), Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA), receives training on a parachute simulator at Barksdale Air Force Base's new B-52H Stratofortress egress trainer, in preparation for a flight to Andersen AFB, Guam (GU)

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) General (GEN) Mike DeCuir, Director of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA... More

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Chad Gracie, 2nd Maintenance Squadron, volunteers his time to preserve a KC-97A Stratotanker tanker aircraft, as part of the Eighth Air Force Museum's,"Adopt-a-Plane"program, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Sept. 14, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN Tabitha Wininger) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Chad Gracie, 2nd Maintenance Squadron, vo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Tabitha Wininger, USAF Release... More

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Dominic Hollingsworth, 2nd Bomb Wing Command Post, sets up the Mobile Single Channel Anti-Jam Man Portable terminal at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Oct. 25, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Denise A. Rayder) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Dominic Hollingsworth, 2nd Bomb Wing Command...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT Denise A. Rayder, USAF R... More

Construction continues on a new bridge over the Red Chute Bayou that leads to the east side reservation at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Nov. 9, 2004.  (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Michael A. Kaplan) (Released)

Construction continues on a new bridge over the Red Chute Bayou that l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Michael A. Kaplan, USAF Relea... More

911: President George W. Bush Talks on the Telephone aboard Air Force One, 09/11/2001.

911: President George W. Bush Talks on the Telephone aboard Air Force ...

Original Caption: President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base...U.S. National Archives’ Local Ident... More

Tech. Sgt. Marcus Kelley, 2nd Operation Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Marcus Kelley, 2nd Operation Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Marcus Kelley, 2nd Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment, removes parts from an older parachute on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 6. Once a parachute harness reaches its expiratio... More

Airman 1st Class Stephen James, 2nd Bomb Wing Command

Airman 1st Class Stephen James, 2nd Bomb Wing Command

Airman 1st Class Stephen James, 2nd Bomb Wing Command Post, and Tech. Sgt. Amber Perry, 307 BW Command Post, assemble a Single Channel Anti-jam Man Portable during a Nuclear Surety Staff Assistance Visit on Bar... More

Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base participate in

Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base participate in

Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base participate in the 2014 Veterans Day parade at Shreveport, La., Nov. 9, 2014. Veterans Day is a national holiday held on Nov. 11 to honor military members past and present. ... More

Col. Brandon Parker, 2nd Bomb Wing vice commander,

Col. Brandon Parker, 2nd Bomb Wing vice commander,

Col. Brandon Parker, 2nd Bomb Wing vice commander, leads a flight of Airmen in a salute to Col. Ty Neuman during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 20, 2016. As commander, he wil... More

A member of Team Barksdale participates in the Alpha

A member of Team Barksdale participates in the Alpha

A member of Team Barksdale participates in the Alpha Warrior course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11, 2017. Alpha Warrior provides both training and application of obstacle fitness for civilians and mi... More

Lt. Col. Joseph McKenna, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron

Lt. Col. Joseph McKenna, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron

Lt. Col. Joseph McKenna, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, speaks to guests during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 2, 2017. The ceremony was held to celebrate the 100th birthday of ... More

2nd Bomb Wing logo, US Air Force Photo

2nd Bomb Wing logo, US Air Force Photo

Identity design was created for the 2nd Bomb Wing on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., for multiple social media platforms and video products. The overall design resembles a bomb and features a B-52 Stratofotress,... More

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Civil Engineer

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Civil Engineer

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron hone their skills on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 11, 2018. The firefighters practice dousing a simulated aircraft fire in a realistic,... More

Families from the Exceptional Family Members Program

Families from the Exceptional Family Members Program

Families from the Exceptional Family Members Program participate in EFMP’s Dinner with Sparky at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 12, 2018. The night was dedicated to giving children with exceptionalities a ... More

Airmen 1st Class Brandon Passman and Miguel Cascante,

Airmen 1st Class Brandon Passman and Miguel Cascante,

Airmen 1st Class Brandon Passman and Miguel Cascante, 2nd Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental systems specialists, prepare a liquid oxygen tank to be inspected at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oc... More

Kindness creates Diamond Sharp Airman

Kindness creates Diamond Sharp Airman

Tech. Sgt. LaRon Strong, 2nd the 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircraft support section chief, and Senior Airman Spencer Wiesner, 2nd Munitions Squadron line delivery chief, pose for a photo after the Diamond... More

Bucks, boom, award: Financial management analysis wins AF award

Bucks, boom, award: Financial management analysis wins AF award

The 2nd Bomb Wing comptroller squadron financial analysis flight takes a group photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 19, 2018. The flight won best budget office in the U.S. Air Force for 2018. (U.S. Air ... More

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, stands

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, stands

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, stands at attention with Master Sgt. Danielle Mercer, 2nd Bomb Wing personnel reliability assurance program manager, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 14, 2019... More

U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Kirkpatrick, 307th Bomb

U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Kirkpatrick, 307th Bomb

U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Kirkpatrick, 307th Bomb Wing commander, greets fellow Secret Squirrels during his induction as wing commander at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 7, 2019. The Secret Squirr... More

Lt. Col. Albert Esposito, 2nd Operations Support Squadron

Lt. Col. Albert Esposito, 2nd Operations Support Squadron

Lt. Col. Albert Esposito, 2nd Operations Support Squadron commander, takes the first swing at a wall while making way for a new datalink center at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, August 27, 2019. The datal... More

Juliana Bruner, daughter of Airman 1st Class Joshua

Juliana Bruner, daughter of Airman 1st Class Joshua

Juliana Bruner, daughter of Airman 1st Class Joshua Bruner, colors on a coloring page during the Exceptional Family Member Program’s Dinner with Sparky at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 11, 2019. The... More

A B-52H Stratofortress aircrew prepare for takeoff

A B-52H Stratofortress aircrew prepare for takeoff

A B-52H Stratofortress aircrew prepare for takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 24, 2019, in support of Global Thunder 20. Large-scale exercises, like Global Thunder, involve extensive planning and co... More

Crawfish sit in a pot of water at the BUFF club in

Crawfish sit in a pot of water at the BUFF club in

Crawfish sit in a pot of water at the BUFF club in preparation for cooking at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 15, 2020. Crawfish is found in Cajun and Creole food throughout Louisiana, cooked in every which ... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Starlight Wilkerson, 307th

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Starlight Wilkerson, 307th

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Starlight Wilkerson, 307th Security Forces Squadron craftsman, observes a 2nd SFS member during an active shooter exercise July 8, 2020 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Reserve... More

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, and Col.

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, and Col.

Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, and Col. Sara Ann Custer, outgoing 2nd Mission Support Group commander, stand at attention while Custer receives the Legion of Merit Medal during a change of comman... More

Recipients of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Alternate

Recipients of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Alternate

Recipients of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Alternate Dispute Resolution Team Award pose for a photo with Overton Brooks Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and 2nd Bomb Wing leadership at Overton Brooks VAM... More

A volunteer hands out cookies to children attending

A volunteer hands out cookies to children attending

A volunteer hands out cookies to children attending Barksdale’s annual tree lighting ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 10, 2020. Families from across Barksdale gathered at Chapel One to watch the... More

Maj. Nathan Glasscock, Air Liaison Officer, from the

Maj. Nathan Glasscock, Air Liaison Officer, from the

Maj. Nathan Glasscock, Air Liaison Officer, from the 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Louisiana Air National Guard, calls close air support (CAS) to the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft above. The 190th Fight... More

As Senior Airman Mark Witt, 2nd Security Forces Squadron

As Senior Airman Mark Witt, 2nd Security Forces Squadron

As Senior Airman Mark Witt, 2nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, shoots the M240 light machinegun (Staff Sgt.’s Aldo Felici, left, and Jezrell Zimmerman, right, 2nd SFS, supervise) on Fort Polk, La., Sept. 3... More

Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6 pilot, and Capt. Nicholas

Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6 pilot, and Capt. Nicholas

Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6 pilot, and Capt. Nicholas Eberling, Thunderbird 5 pilot, perform during the 2016 Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 1. (U.S. Air Photo/Senior Airm... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brett Waring and Colombian

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brett Waring and Colombian

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brett Waring and Colombian Air Force Capt. Gustavo Sanabria review A-29B Super Tucano egress procedures during Exercise Green Flag East at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 17, 2016. W... More

Capt. Lance Adsit, 20th Bomb Squadron aircraft commander,

Capt. Lance Adsit, 20th Bomb Squadron aircraft commander,

Capt. Lance Adsit, 20th Bomb Squadron aircraft commander, presses forward on the throttles of a B-52 Stratofortress during an integration flight above the Gulf of Mexico Oct. 13, 2016. The integration was the c... More

Key Spouses and Squadron leadership with the 2nd Logistics

Key Spouses and Squadron leadership with the 2nd Logistics

Key Spouses and Squadron leadership with the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron pose for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 7, 2017. The Key Spouses and leadership met to discuss ways to link leadersh... More

Participants cross the starting line to begin the 2017

Participants cross the starting line to begin the 2017

Participants cross the starting line to begin the 2017 Defenders of Liberty Mud Run at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 1. More than 500 people ran the four-mile course, braving 20 obstacles designed to tes... More

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Maintenance Squadron wash

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Maintenance Squadron wash

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 9, 2018. The B-52 was washed before it began its inspection process at the phase hangar where ev... More

Airmen return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July

Airmen return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July

Airmen return to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018 from a Continuous Bomber Presence deployment supporting the Indo-Pacific Command. Airmen and their families are routinely separated as they deploy a... More

Col. Sara Ann Custer, 2nd Mission Support Group commander,

Col. Sara Ann Custer, 2nd Mission Support Group commander,

Col. Sara Ann Custer, 2nd Mission Support Group commander, assumes command of the 2nd MSG from COl. DeDe Halfhill at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sydne... More

Airman 1st Class Christian Steele, left, and Senior

Airman 1st Class Christian Steele, left, and Senior

Airman 1st Class Christian Steele, left, and Senior Airman Justin Moshrefi, right, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolmen, survey a hijacking site during an exercise on the flight line at Barksdale... More

Senior Airman Kyle Prestwood, 2nd Operations Support

Senior Airman Kyle Prestwood, 2nd Operations Support

Senior Airman Kyle Prestwood, 2nd Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, verifies observations at Barksdale Air Force Base La., Oct. 10, 2018. The weather flight has a sensor on the airfield that can d... More

Airmen are recognized as Air Force Global Strike Command

Airmen are recognized as Air Force Global Strike Command

Airmen are recognized as Air Force Global Strike Command Annual Award winners during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 7, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sydney Campbell)

Senior Airman Phillip Wonsick, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Phillip Wonsick, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Phillip Wonsick, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., places a banner on a B-52 Stratofortress at RAF Fairford... More

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress takes off in support of

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress takes off in support of

A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress takes off in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 7, 2019. The B-52H is a long-range heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions ... More

Rufus, 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working

Rufus, 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working

Rufus, 2nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits with Tommy Lester, his former handler, during a MWD retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, August 22, 2019. Rufus retired to l... More

A B-52 Stratofortress taxis in from a sortie at Barksdale

A B-52 Stratofortress taxis in from a sortie at Barksdale

A B-52 Stratofortress taxis in from a sortie at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, March 3, 2020. Units within the 307th Bomb Wing are utlizing the Center for Disease Control guidelines to ensure the mission... More

Airman 1st Class David S. Kyambadde, 2nd Operations

Airman 1st Class David S. Kyambadde, 2nd Operations

Airman 1st Class David S. Kyambadde, 2nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment maintainer, operates a sewing machine to sew masks at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 16, 2020. As Barksdale’s ... More

Senior Airman Tristen Flying Horse, 2nd Munitions Squadron

Senior Airman Tristen Flying Horse, 2nd Munitions Squadron

Senior Airman Tristen Flying Horse, 2nd Munitions Squadron stockpile technician, poses for a photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 29, 2020. Flying Horse shares his journey of struggle and resiliency to ... More

B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line

B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line

B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 14, 2020. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions and has been th... More

Spectators enjoy the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space

Spectators enjoy the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space

Spectators enjoy the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 18, 2019. The airshow was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military and civilian aircraft and perform... More

A spectator waits for the first performances of the

A spectator waits for the first performances of the

A spectator waits for the first performances of the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 18, 2019. The airshow was first held in 1933 and is a full weekend of military an... More

A veteran salutes spectators during the 2014 Veterans

A veteran salutes spectators during the 2014 Veterans

A veteran salutes spectators during the 2014 Veterans Day parade at Shreveport, La., Nov. 9, 2014. A salute is a gesture used to display respect. The modern Western salute originated when Knights greeted each o... More

Maj. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbird 7, watches the demonstration

Maj. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbird 7, watches the demonstration

Maj. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbird 7, watches the demonstration during the Defenders of Liberty Barksdale Airshow, April 30. 2016, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Barksdale Airmen board a plane to deploy from Barksdale

Barksdale Airmen board a plane to deploy from Barksdale

Barksdale Airmen board a plane to deploy from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 10, 2016. More than 350 Barksdale Airmen deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Sept. 6-10 in support of Operation Inherent... More

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 302nd Civil

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 302nd Civil

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo., and 307th Civil Engineer Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La., retrieve electrical power cables during exercise Patriot Warri... More

Ollie S. Tyler, mayor of Shreveport, presents an award

Ollie S. Tyler, mayor of Shreveport, presents an award

Ollie S. Tyler, mayor of Shreveport, presents an award to Maj. Kristine Poblete, Women’s Equality Day essay contest 1st place winner, at the Global Power Museum at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 24, 2018. ... More

T-1 Jayhawks and aircrew from Naval Air Station Pensacola,

T-1 Jayhawks and aircrew from Naval Air Station Pensacola,

T-1 Jayhawks and aircrew from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., arrive at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 9, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael. (U.S.... More

F-35 Lightnings and aircrew from Eglin Air Force Base,

F-35 Lightnings and aircrew from Eglin Air Force Base,

F-35 Lightnings and aircrew from Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., arrive at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 9, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Air ... More

Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., Eighth Air Force and

Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., Eighth Air Force and

Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., Eighth Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander (far left), and Brig. Gen. Tom Wilcox, Air Force Global Strike Command operations and communications director (c... More

A Soldier, from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command

A Soldier, from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command

A Soldier, from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team gathers his parachute after his performance during the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air ... More

Team Barksdale Airmen applaud during the 2nd Bomb Wing

Team Barksdale Airmen applaud during the 2nd Bomb Wing

Team Barksdale Airmen applaud during the 2nd Bomb Wing Quarterly Awards ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)

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