Reports of sexual assaults across the U.S. military jumped by 13% last year, driven by significant increases in the Army and the Navy as bases began to move out of pandemic restrictions and public venues reopened, The Associated Press has learned.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has published its recommendations on how to realign and modernize VA health care nationwide, which it says includes closing the current Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Pineville.
Despite rumors swirling about Barksdale Air Force Base changing its readiness level due to the ongoing situation between Russia and Ukraine, the 2nd Bomb Wing has confirmed there has been no change in its mission posture.
Governor Greg Abbott today (Dec. 16) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirming that the State of Texas will not impose the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on members of the Texas National Guard.
The Independence Bowl is set for Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m., but before fans watch the game, they’ll be welcomed to the stadium with a unique flyover featuring three B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base.
These missiles were flown as part of the strike package for Operation Senior Surprise “Secret Squirrel” on Jan 16, 1991. This was the first use of conventional cruise missiles in war time, and the event remained classified until Jan 16, 1992.
Whether the airmen and canine’s from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog unit on Barksdale are safeguarding the installation or deploying downrange, they work side-by-side to defend and protect.
With the approach of Veterans Day, military veterans are receiving a lot of thank you’s for their service. The gratitude can’t dispel the hardships military veterans are facing during the pandemic. Coronavirus heightens veterans’ unique challenges.