Posted: Dec 23, 2010 9:30 AM by Nichole Larkey
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) - An Air Force Reserve
Command unit that has been housed at the Barksdale Air Force Base
since the 1970s will be deactivated and replaced by a new unit of
The 917th Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command will be
deactivated Jan. 8, according to the Shreveport Times newspaper.
Since the 1970s, the 917th Wing has operated airplanes on the
southern end of the sprawling bomber base.
The unit will be replaced by the 307th Bomb Wing, which operates
the B-52H Stratofortress. The new unit will include the 93rd Bomb
Squadron and the 907th Maintenance Group. The 93rd Bomb Squadron
trains B-52 aircrew to employ the B-52 in combat.