The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB
Shield of Air Force Reserve Command
Three Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers sit on the flight-line at Barksdale Air Force Base during 2012.
An Air Force RQ-4 strategic reconnaissance aircraft
Three Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers sit on the flight-line at Barksdale Air Force Base during 2012.
An Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17A Globemaster III
Entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base
An Air Force A-10 demonstrating close air support at Nellis AFB
91 SRW North American RB-45C Tornado AF Ser. No. 48-0039 being refueled by a 91 SRW Bell-Atlanta B-29B-45-BA Superfortress AF Ser. No. 44-83927 (in KB-29P configuration)
Test launch of a LGM-30 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg AFB
Boeing B-47A Stratojet AF Serial No. 49-1902 refueled by Boeing KC-97
Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base
Boeing EB-47E Stratojet in markings of the 376th Bombardment Wing
Roundels that have appeared on U.S. military aircraft
1.) 5/1917–2/1918
2.) 2/1918–8/1919
3.) 8/1919–5/1942
4.) 5/1942–6/1943
5.) 6/1943–9/1943
6.) 9/1943–1/1947
7.) 1/1947–
Boeing B-52H-160-BW of the 20th Bomb Squadron
The SR-71 Blackbird was a Cold War reconnaissance plane.
Space Shuttle Discovery stops at Barksdale on its way to the Kennedy Space Center
The F-117 Nighthawk was a stealth attack aircraft (retired from service in April 2008).
B-52s and Tu-95s together on the tarmac at Barksdale during the May 1992 Russian visit
A row of Douglas C-54 Skymasters during the Berlin Airlift in 1949
B-52H bomber at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Various Air Force personnel pose during the Air Force's 74th birthday celebration at the Pentagon, September 17, 2021.
Boeing B-52H-165-BW Stratofortress AF Serial No. 61-0008 of the 93rd Bomb Squadron (AFRC) takes off on a unique mission with new equipment, 7 April 2003. The mission they are preparing for will be the first "real world" mission where a Lightning 2 Pod is used for laser-guided bomb delivery. The base at which the aircrew is deployed is currently the home of the 457th Air Expeditionary Group, which has been positioned to support Operation Iraqi Freedom
Organization of the United States Air Force within the Department of Defense
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II AF Serial No. 80-0155 of the 47th Fighter Squadron (AFRC), based at Barksdale. This aircraft was retired to AMARG on 4 December 2001, then returned to service
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25th AS, Lt Barksdale pictured (bottom row, 2nd from left)
Pararescuemen and a simulated "survivor" watch as an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing
25th AS, Lt Barksdale pictured (fourth from right, back row)
U.S. Air Force trainee demonstrating a butt stroke on a strike dummy as part of Basic Military Training.
Lt Barksdale, date unknown
USAF Airmen training at Lackland AFB
Lt Barksdale, date unknown
A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft
Lt Barksdale, date unknown
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber
A C-17 Globemaster III, the USAF's newest and most versatile transport plane
E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system
F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter
KC-10 Extender tri-jet air-to-air tanker
An MC-12W Liberty at Beale AFB
MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle
Lockheed U-2 spy plane
RQ-170 Sentinel stealth unmanned aerial vehicle reconnaissance aircraft
VC-25A (Air Force One)
A WC-130J Hercules from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron
An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM shoots out of the silo during an operational test launch

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

- Air Force Reserve Command

Barksdale Air Force Base (Barksdale AFB) is a United States Air Force base in northwest Louisiana, United States, in Bossier Parish.

- Barksdale Air Force Base

Equipped with about 44 B-52H Stratofortress bombers, 2 BW provides flexible, responsive global combat capability and trains all Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command Boeing B-52 Stratofortress crews.

- Barksdale Air Force Base

It has a $156.3 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 329,614 active duty airmen, 172,857 civilian personnel, 69,056 reserve airmen, and 107,414 Air National Guard airmen.

- United States Air Force

This followed an investigation into two incidents involving mishandling of nuclear weapons: specifically a nuclear weapons incident aboard a B-52 flight between Minot AFB and Barksdale AFB, and an accidental shipment of nuclear weapons components to Taiwan.

- United States Air Force

Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

- Air Force Reserve Command
The first F-35 Lightning II of the 33rd Fighter Wing arriving at Eglin AFB

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Shield of Air Force Global Strike Command

Air Force Global Strike Command

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Shield of Air Force Global Strike Command
Secretary of the United States Air Force Michael Donley discusses the creation of the Global Strike Command
Air Force Global Strike Command headquarters is based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana
A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2A Spirit

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

The Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing is an associate unit of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, flying the B-2A Spirit.

A B-52H from Barksdale AFB flying over Texas

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

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American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.

American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.

A B-52H from Barksdale AFB flying over Texas
A B-52H from Barksdale AFB flying over Texas
XB-52 prototype on flight line (X-4 in foreground; B-36 behind). Note original tandem-seat "bubble" style canopy, similar to Boeing's earlier B-47 Stratojet.
Side view of YB-52 bomber, still fitted with a tandem cockpit, in common with other jet bombers in US service, such as the B-45 Tornado, B-47 Stratojet and B-57 Canberra
B-52H Stratofortress undergoing maintenance to its rudder with its fin folded
First flight of the B-52 Stratofortress on 15 April 1952.
B-52H (AF Ser. No. 61-0023), configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after its vertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January 1964. The aircraft landed safely.
A view of the lower deck of the B-52, dubbed the battle station
A B-52D with anti-flash white on the under side
USAF B-52H Stratofortress engines
Three B-52Bs of the 93rd Bomb Wing prepare to depart March AFB for Castle AFB, California, after their record-setting round-the-world flight in 1957.
Southerly route of the Operation Chrome Dome airborne nuclear alert
Soviet specialists inspect the wreckage of the B-52 Stratofortress shot down near Hanoi on 23 December 1972
B-52F dropping bombs on Vietnam
Tail armament of a B-52G at Hill Aerospace Museum; this is a post-Vietnam model with the tail-gunner in the forward crew compartment, while earlier models used the traditional tail gunner's position.
B-52H modified to carry two Lockheed D-21B drones
Retired B-52s are stored at the 309th AMARG (formerly AMARC), a desert storage facility often called the "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan AFB near Tucson, Arizona.
A B-52H Stratofortress of the 2nd Bomb Wing takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
B-52 taking off from Tinker AFB
B-52 at the Australian airshow, 2011
NB-52A carrying an X-15
NASA's NB-52B Balls 8 (lower) and its replacement B-52H on the flight line at Edwards Air Force Base in 2004
B-52D dropping 500-lb bombs
B-52G on static display at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia
A static B-52G that resides at Griffiss International Airport (formerly Griffiss AFB). Also pictured is an AGM-86 ALCM cruise missile.
One of the two MK 39 nuclear bombs involved in the 1961 Goldsboro crash after soft landing with parachute deployed. The weapon was recovered intact after three of the four stages of the arming sequence were completed.
The thermonuclear bomb that fell into the sea recovered off Palomares, Almería, 1966
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 3-view drawing
B-52H profile, circa 1987
Boeing B-52H static display with weapons, Barksdale AFB 2006. A second B-52H can be seen in flight in the background

It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s.

Starting on 16 January 1991, a flight of B-52Gs flew from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, refueled in the air en route, struck targets in Iraq, and returned home — a journey of 35 hours and 14000 mi round trip.

Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana – 2nd Bomb Wing (active Air Force) and 307th Bomb Wing (Air Force Reserve Command)

A KC-135R refuels an F-15 Eagle

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

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American military aerial refueling aircraft that was developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype, alongside the Boeing 707 airliner.

American military aerial refueling aircraft that was developed from the Boeing 367-80 prototype, alongside the Boeing 707 airliner.

A KC-135R refuels an F-15 Eagle
A KC-135R refuels an F-15C Eagle
A KC-135A refueling a B-52D during the Cold War. Both aircraft types were operated by the Strategic Air Command.
On 11 November 1957, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General Curtis LeMay tested the first KC-135 on a long-haul flight from Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts to Buenos Aires, Argentine.
A nose-on view of several re-engined KC-135R aircraft taxiing prior to takeoff. The new engines are CFM56-2 high-bypass turbofans.
Flight deck of KC-135R; instrument panel has been modified under the Pacer-CRAG program
Block 45 glass cockpit
Cutaway of the Flight Refueling Limited Mk.32B Refueling Pod
USAF KC-135R boom operator view from boom pod
An F-15 backs out after refueling from a KC-135R.
KC-135 winglet flight tests at Armstrong Flight Research Center.
KC-135Rs at twilight on the flight line
View from the boom operator's hatch as a F-35 takes on fuel from a KC-135 of the 912d ARS
Active KC-135 aircraft liveries
Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker (code 62–3567) of the Turkish Air Force arrives at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, England
Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker nicknamed Asena.
Six KC-135 Stratotankers demonstrate the elephant walk formation.
Cargo door of a USAF KC-135 of the 452d AMW at March Air Reserve Base
64 ARS and 157 ARW personnel working on a KC-135R at Pease ANGB in September 2013
Tail of an Air Force Reserve Command KC-135R tanker showing refueling boom
Boom-drogue adapter refueling a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet

The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of nine military fixed-wing aircraft with over 60 years of continuous service with its original operator.

In the 1980s, the first modification program retrofitted 157 Air Force Reserve (AFRES) and Air National Guard (ANG) tankers with the Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-102 turbofan engines from 707 airliners retired in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

56-3595 – KC-135A on static display at the Barksdale Global Power Museum at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

A United States Air Force KC-10 Extender refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

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A United States Air Force KC-10 Extender refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon
A United States Air Force KC-10 Extender refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon
An early KC-10 Extender aircraft refuels a C-5 Galaxy in 1980. Both aircraft are wearing liveries typical of that era.
The KC-10's mixed refueling system of hose-and-drogue and flying-boom allows it to refuel the aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and allied forces.
A USAF KC-10 Extender after being refueled by another KC-10
A US Navy F-14D and two F/A-18Cs prepare to refuel from a KC-10 in 2005 over the Persian Gulf.
A KC-10 Extender of Travis AFB approaching a second KC-10 for refuelling over the Pacific Ocean, 2017
The second Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 with landing gear down
Omega's KDC-10 tanker in March 2009
A KC-10 (right foreground) and C-17 (left background) at Avalon Airport, Australia, for the 2005 Australian International Airshow
A KC-10 from Travis AFB taking off from RAF Mildenhall

The McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an American aerial refueling tanker aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF).

The first KC-10 was delivered to the Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) in March 1981 at Barksdale AFB.

Air Force Reserve Command