BARKSDALE AFB (KSLA) - As the new year starts, Barksdale Air Force Base has announced new gate hours as teams focus on new training and readiness.
The new hours will start on Jan. 7:
- North (Bossier) Gate will be open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It will be closed Sundays and holidays.
- Industrial Gate will be open 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturdays it will be open 5:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed Sundays and holidays. Personally owned vehicles are unauthorized for entry, effective immediately.
- Bodcau Gate will be open 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 5:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday. It will be closed Sundays and holidays.
West (Shreveport) Gate hours will remain the same with 24-hour operations every day.
The visitor’s center at the West gate is open from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day.
The changes are being made in line with Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos’, Air Force director of security forces, vision to increase homeland readiness, according to a news release.
“We have to think about defending our bases in the homeland in the same manner that we defend our bases overseas,” Tullos said.
Defenders will be constantly rotating through stateside training to increase their capabilities and skills.