KSLA News 12 visits Global Strike Command Headquarters - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

KSLA News 12 visits Global Strike Command Headquarters

Posted: Updated:

BARKSDALE AFB, LA (KSLA) – At midnight Monday night 10,000 airmen from around the country officially begin work under Barksdale's new Global Strike Command.

Monday morning KSLA News 12 was given a first-hand look at the Global Strike Command's new headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Lt. General Frank Klotz visited with us just moments before leaving to meet with airmen at bases in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

The Global Stike Command gains those three missile wings and the responsibility of their intercontinental ballistic missile operations, or I.C.B.M's.

So outside Barksdale's gates, what should we expect?

"There should be no impact to the local community outside of the gates, other than the fact that people working in the headquarters will continue to move to the Shreveport-Bossier City area," says Lt. General Frank Klotz. "Therefore they'll be looking for houses, they'll be looking for apartments to rent, and they'll be placing children in local schools."

By the end of next summer, Lt. General Klotz says 23,000 will fall under Global Strike's command, with close to 900 new airmen calling Barksdale home.

The Lt. General also tells KSLA News 12 there's been a tremendous interest from reservists and retired military to join the new Global Strike Command.

 

 

©2009 KSLA-TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow