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  • Air Force picks Barksdale base for strike command

    04/02/2009 11:56:14 AM PDT · by mnehring · 14 replies · 761+ views
    BOSSIER CITY — Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has been selected to house the Air Force's new Global Strike Command, a decision that will create some 900 jobs in a state still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The Air Force notified lawmakers of the decision Thursday and were expected to make a public announcement in the afternoon. "It's extremely important," said Rep. John Fleming, R-La. "This will mean temporary jobs to begin with, contract and construction, and then as many as 1,000 long-term jobs in personnel." Air Force leaders created the new Strike Command to better manage the nation's nuclear...
  • Jack Carter: What Really Happened at Minot AFB

    11/30/2007 2:03:06 PM PST · by Renfield · 42 replies · 751+ views
    Project Camelot ^ | 11-23-07 | Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy
    A Minot airman has supplied Project Camelot with detailed answers to these and other questions. The information is of such importance that we have felt obliged to present it as a stand-alone follow-up report. The name we have given our source, Jack Carter, is a pseudonym. We have not yet met him, but have conducted extensive correspondence by e-mail. We are confident that he is exactly who he says he is: an experienced airman with extensive personal experience of nuclear weapons security procedures at Minot AFB. We believe that nothing we are reporting here is classified or constitutes any breach...
  • How warheads made an unplanned flight (B-52 flight Minot to Barksdale AGM-129 Snafu)

    09/24/2007 8:00:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies · 3,674+ views
    WaPo via LA Times ^ | September 23, 2007 | Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
    WASHINGTON -- -- Just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 29, a group of U.S. airmen entered a sod-covered bunker on North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base with orders to collect a set of unarmed cruise missiles bound for a weapons graveyard. They quickly pulled out a dozen cylinders, all of which appeared identical from a cursory glance, and hauled them along Bomber Boulevard to a waiting B-52 bomber. The airmen attached the gray missiles to the plane's wings, six on each side. After eyeballing the missiles on the right side, a flight officer signed a manifest that listed a dozen...
  • US Air Force sets up Cyber Command

    09/18/2007 1:27:10 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 167+ views
    Breitbard/AFP ^ | 9-18-07
    The US Air Force established a provisional Cyber Command Tuesday as part of an expanding mission to prepare for wars in cyberspace, officials said. The move comes amid concerns over the vulnerability of the US communications and computer networks to cyber attack in a conflict, as well as the military's desire to exploit the new medium. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne announced the creation of the new command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, where the air force's existing cyber warfare operations are centered. Officials said the provisional command will pave the way within a year for the creation...
  • Air Force prepares to fight in cyberspace(In Louisiana)

    11/03/2006 9:29:19 AM PST · by catholicfreeper · 2 replies · 248+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Nov 2 2006 | MSNBC
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Air Force said Thursday it was setting up what could become a new four-star command to fight in cyberspace, where officials say the United States has already come under attack from China, among others. "The aim is to develop a major command that stands alongside Air Force Space Command and Air Combat Command as the provider of forces that the president, combatant commanders and the American people can rely on for preserving the freedom of access and commerce, in air, space and now cyberspace," Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne told an industry conference. Barksdale Air Force...
  • Barksdale maintainers keep ‘Buffs’ flying

    12/07/2005 4:49:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 575+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Stephanie Bemrose
    12/7/2005 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFPN) -- Some people have compared the specialists at the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to gears in a watch. The watch can’t tick without the gears -- just as aircraft can’t fly without the Airmen. Within the squadron, specialists in each of the three aircraft maintenance units work behind the scenes to make sure all the B-52 Stratofortress’ aircraft systems work. The Airmen learn one or more aircraft systems to make sure each is ready for every sortie. “Each specialty is out there supporting the launch to ensure there are no mission breakers...
  • Contact information available concerning Hurricane Katrina (Keesler, Randolf, Barksdale, all USAF)

    09/01/2005 4:05:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 523+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | OFFICIAL
    SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- For information relating to Hurricane Katrina, to include Stop Movement and entitlements, the following phone numbers and Web sites are available: The Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Readiness Center can be contacted toll free at (800) 435-9941. The PRC can provide information about bases affected by Stop Movement and provide instructions for contacting a person’s unit control center. The AFPC Web site at www.afpc.randolph.af.mil contains information on entitlements for Air Force people affected by the hurricane, such as limited evacuation allowances and expenses for lodging, transportation, meals and incidentals. Click on the "Hurricane Katrina" tab. The...
  • Innovators for Bush

    05/18/2004 2:16:19 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 288+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 18, 2004
          Michael DellChairman and CEO, Dell, Inc. Meg WhitmanPresident & CEO, eBay, Inc. Craig McCawChairman & Co-CEO, Teledesic Mark HurdPresident and CEO, NCR Corporation John ChambersCEO & President, Cisco Systems Jim BarksdalePresident & CEO, Barksdale Management Carol BartzChairman of the Board & CEO, Autodesk Leaders in Technology, Telecommunications and Biotechnology Launch Innovators for Bush-CheneyDell, Whitman, McCaw, Bartz Chambers, Barksdale and More Announce Support for President Bush and Vice President CheneyArlington, VA – Today, some of the nation’s top leaders in technology, telecommunications and biotechnology announced in a web video their endorsement of President Bush. The web video...
  • Nose Dock Six - Barksdale AFB

    02/10/2003 5:20:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Large pieces of space shuttle Columbia debris sit wrapped on pallets at Nose Dock Six, Monday Feb. 10, 2003, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/09/2002 11:26:44 PM PDT · by galethus · 507+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale said he built his work ethic tending to his father's dairy farm in rural southern Virginia. "You work in an office," he said, "you are not really working."
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/06/2002 10:24:15 PM PDT · by galethus · 307+ views
    Montgomery Journal ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing but respect for the judiciary," he said. At the same time, Barksdale said, "If someone has the word 'judge' in front of their names, that doesn't mean they have more experience than some litigators in this county." Barksdale said he built his work ethic tending to his father's dairy farm in rural southern Virginia. "You work in an office," he said, "you are not really...
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/06/2002 10:14:39 PM PDT · by galethus · 497+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing but respect for the judiciary," he said. At the same time, Barksdale said, "If someone has the word 'judge' in front of their names, that doesn't mean they have more experience than some litigators in this county."
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    08/08/2002 11:03:09 AM PDT · by galethus · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    Charles B. Barksdale, a last-minute entrant into the crowded Circuit Court judicial race, hopes to parlay his 14 years of legal experience into a seat on the bench. "I have a lot of experience. I have good legal skills," said Barksdale, a senior litigator with the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington, D.C. "I have a very strong feeling I would be a good judge." Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing...
  • Sparks fly for Circuit Court candidates

    07/06/2002 12:27:16 PM PDT · by galethus · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | July 5, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    Charles B. Barksdale, 38, an attorney with the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington, D.C., joins Shalleck, Eldridge and school board member Stephen N. Abrams in challenging the judges -- the first time since 1986 that anyone has tried to knock sitting judges off the bench. Eldridge is a Democrat; the other three are Republicans.
  • Charles B. Barksdale for Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court Judge

    07/05/2002 7:39:25 PM PDT · by galethus · 5 replies · 836+ views
    Montgomery County Republican Party Web Site ^ | July 5, 2002 | Charles B. Barksdale
    Charles B. Barksdale is a seasoned litigator with over fourteen years of experience in Maryland state and federal courts. Mr. Barksdale currently works as a Senior Litigator with the Office of the Corporation Counsel, D.C. Mr. Barksdale has maintained a perfect record with the Office of the Corporation Counsel, never having lost a case in over three years. Mr. Barksdale has been recognized by the Office of the Corporation Counsel for his perfect record and exemplary legal skills. Mr. Barksdale is a former Maryland Assistant State's Attorney, and a former attorney for the City of Laurel, Maryland. In addition, Mr....
  • BARKSDALE PILOTS TAKE TOP HONORS AT HAWGSMOKE

    05/20/2002 10:41:27 AM PDT · by DETAILER · 3 replies · 213+ views
    KTBS News 3 ^ | 6/20/2002 | Shreveport news station
    BARKSDALE PILOTS TAKE TOP HONORS AT HAWGSMOKE The Hawgsmoke trophy is coming home to Barksdale Air Force Base. The 47th Fighter Squadron Air Force unit from Barksdale beat out seventeen other teams to take top honors at the Hawgsmoke competition over the weekend, and was declared the world's best A-10 unit. The name Hawgsmoke refers to the type of aircraft flown in the competition, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as a warthog. The competition focuses on accurately dropping bombs, firing the maverick missile and strafing proficiency with the A-10's thirty-millimeter Gatling-gun. Teams are scored on where their bombs land...