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  • New 2nd Bomb Wing commander welcomed at Barksdale

    May 15, 2012 9:22 AM

    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 »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 10:03 AM

    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 »
  • Barksdale airman killed in car accident

    March 12, 2012 6:18 AM

    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 »
  • Defense secretary to be at Barksdale AFB Friday

    February 17, 2012 10:07 AM

    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 »
  • Fleming: Cuts proposed for Barksdale fleet

    February 4, 2012 1:58 PM

    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 »
  • 1 dead in pipeline explosion at Barksdale

    January 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    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 »

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