Air Force

Barksdale Air Force Base

2nd Bomb Wing, 307th Bomb Wing
424 Kenney Ave, Barksdale AFB, LA 71110

Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in northwest Louisiana, USA, in Bossier Parish. It is contiguous to Bossier City, Louisiana along the base’s western and northwestern edge. Barksdale Air Force Base occupies more than 22,000 acres east of Bossier City and along the southern edge of Interstate Highway 20. The base was established in 1932 as Barksdale Field, named for World War I aviator and test pilot Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale (1896-1926).

 

The host unit at Barksdale Air Force Base is the 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW), the oldest bomb wing in the Air Force. It is assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command’s (AFGSC) Eighth Air Force (8 AF). 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.

 

The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale Air Force Base with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers – the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron. Together they ensure the 2nd Bomb Wing provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve B-52 crews. The Deuce provides our nation with strategic deterrence capabilities and devastating global combat air power–anytime, anywhere.

Arriving at Barksdale Air Force Base
The Traffic Management Office is the military member’s go-to place for assistance with the moving process. Any member who is moving to or from Barksdale should go to TMO for help. TMO offers customer service and provides necessary paperwork needed to have personal property shipped. TMO also helps with personal procured moves. PPM moves allow eligible members to be reimbursed by the government for moving their belongings themselves. For members who are making their first or last move, a briefing is required.

 

Any members who have moved duty locations before or are not separating or retiring are asked to complete self-counseling through a system called the Defense Personal Property System. Once the member’s shipment is booked, the member will be notified and a carrier will be assigned to their shipment. When members arrive to their destination, they may have their property delivered directly to their home. For members who don’t want direct delivery to their home, they are authorized storage for up to 90 days. To ensure household goods and property are not damaged during travel, TMO provides quality assurance inspectors.

 

For members who wish to ship their pets, they must ensure their pets are up-to-date on all vaccinations. Members are responsible for all expenses related to pet shipment and must comply with carrier regulations.

 

For more information, contact TMO at 456-5338, or visit their office on the third floor of the Mission Support Group building at 801 Kenney Ave.

 

The Military Personnel Section provides combat and community support by delivering personnel and mission-sustaining quality of life services to our Airman. We operate multiple services from DEERS/ID Cards to Career Development, including outbound assignments, retirements and reenlistments. Our services extend to awards and decorations, passports and evaluations.

OPEN:
DEERS/ID CARD Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
All other MPS services Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm

DEERS/Military ID Cards
318-456-3710
Active Duty Retirements and Separations
318-456-2171
Active Duty Outbound Assignments
318-456-0068
Active Duty Promotions
318-456-5478
Active Duty Reenlistments
318-456-5272
Passports
318-456-2844
Force Management
318-456-4129

 

In an effort to eliminate and reduce customer wait times and increase process efficiency, the 2nd Comptroller Squadron finance customer service team has implemented new and improved methodology to meet the demanding customer service needs of Team Barksdale and the 14,000 members of the Shreveport/Bossier City Military Community.

 

For those new to Barksdale Air Force Base, please take a moment to review some of the links and documents provided here to ease your transition to Louisiana. Much of the information required for newcomers and individuals PCSing can be found through this site, allowing you to accomplish your needs with one less in/outprocessing appointment.

 

PCS In-Processing Briefing: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
PCS Out-Processing Briefing: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Customer Service Counter Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed on holidays, AFGSC Family Days and Wing Training Days)
Civilian Pay hours: Appointments available Tuesday – Thursday, call 318-456-4465 or 318-456-4772 for availability.

 

To contact the Barksdale Finance Customer Service office with questions, call them at 318-456-4733 or e-mail pay@us.af.mil.

 

For more information, visit http://www.barksdale.af.mil/Units/Finance-Customer-Service/

 

Base Population
There are 14,581 active duty, reserve, civilian personnel, military families, and retirees assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base.

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