BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) - Barksdale Air Force Base's 2nd Bomb Wing has formally welcomed its new leader. Col. Andrew Gebara became the new commander in a Monday morning ceremony. He replaces Col. Tim Fay. The ceremony's presiding officer was Maj. Gen. Stephen Wilson. The Times reports that... more »
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Barksdale Air Force Base flight mechanic who had inappropriate communications with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. The American Press reports William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of... more »
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Barksdale Air Force Base officials say an airman from the 2nd Munitions Squadron died in a car wreck near Camden, Tenn. A news release says Staff Sgt. Brian L. Smith II died when his car and a truck collided Thursday afternoon on Interstate 40. It... more »
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is coming to Barksdale Air Force Base to say thank you to the men and women who keep the aircraft used for long-range bombing in top condition. Panetta will present medals on Friday to airmen who have served in... more »
U.S. Rep. John Fleming is urging the Obama administration to not cut the fleet of A-10C war planes stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. Fleming says that under the proposed 2013 military budget, 24 A-10C planes are slated to be cut from the Air Force Reserve's 917th Fighter Group based... more »
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - Air Force officials say a natural gas pipeline explosion at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has killed a civilian.
Maj. Carie Parker, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Bomb Wing, says the explosion happened about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday near an unpopulated area on... more »