Barksdale Air Force Base

The sad story of the KC-10 Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB

The sad story of the KC-10 Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB

KC-10 tanker tail number 82-0190 exploded on the Barksdale ramp while undergoing routine maintenance after a mission. Taken on Sep.… Read More

5 years ago

Impressive video shows B-52 strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff

The impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. Taken… Read More

5 years ago

USAF B-1B fleet grounded again due to issues with ejection seat

The issue is believed to be unrelated to a problem with ejection seat (egress) components that forced a B-1 from… Read More

5 years ago

“USAF B-52 flying over the Baltic Sea turned around after being tracked by Russian Air Defense System,” Russian MoD Says

The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a USAF B-52H was spotted flying over neutral waters in the Baltic… Read More

5 years ago

Upgrade allows BUFF’s Conventional Rotary Launcher to power up to eight munitions at one time

In addition to being able to deliver more munitions in less time, the modified CRL can also carry greater payloads… Read More

5 years ago

Barksdale Panel to reveal details on Operation Secret Squirrel, the BUFF Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

Code named Operation Senior Surprise, aka Secret Squirrel, this 35 hour mission was the first combat use of the Conventional… Read More

5 years ago

USAF B-52 strategic bomber aids in canoe rescue off coast of Guam

The canoe just so happened to resemble one helmed by a famous Disney princess. “We asked for more details about… Read More

6 years ago

B-52 SAFELY RTBs AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING THAT LEAVES MAN-SIZED HOLE IN HER TAIL

“We see a handful of strikes every year, but out of all the maintainers we have, no one had seen… Read More

6 years ago

FIRST B-52H CONVENTIONAL ROTARY LAUNCHER HAS ARRIVED AT BARKSDALE. AND IT’S READY FOR COMBAT.

The Conventional Rotary Launcher allows the bomber to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons… Read More

6 years ago

USAF DENIES THAT IT IS PREPARING TO PUT NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-52 BOMBERS ON 24-HOUR ALERT

If the bombers were to be put on 24-hour alert, it would be the first time since the Cold War… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING VIDEO SHOWS USAF B-52 STRATEGIC BOMBER REFUELING FROM FRENCH AIR FORCE C-135FR TANKER

Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from… Read More

6 years ago

B-52 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR HITS 10,000 HOURS MILESTONE

On Mar. 2, 2017 Lt. Col. Steven R. Smith, 93rd Bomb Squadron flight instructor exceeded the 10,000 hour mark in… Read More

7 years ago

MINOT’s BUFFs PARTICIPATED IN EX. GREEN FLAG EAST 17-03

More than 1,000 Airmen and 30,000 U.S. Army Soldiers participated in Green Flag East 17-03 in preparation to support U.S.… Read More

7 years ago

B-52 UNDERGOES HAZARDS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION TO ORDNANCE TESTING IN THE BENEFIELD ANECHOIC FACILITY AT EDWARDS AFB

The Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards AFB is the largest anechoic chamber in the world and can fit any airplane… Read More

7 years ago

READ THE STORY OF THIS FORMER B-52 STRATOFORTRESS PILOT WHO COMPLETED 25 COMBAT MISSION DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

Bowles, having completed 25 combat missions in 10 weeks, considers Desert Storm to be a career-defining moment Jim Bowles, an… Read More

7 years ago

Operation Secret Squirrel: the story of the top-secret ultra-long range B-52 Stratofortress mission that opened strikes of Operation Desert Storm

Secret Squirrel paved the way for American forces to defeat Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose troops had invaded neighboring Kuwait… Read More

7 years ago

A quick look at how Barksdale Air Force Base provided refuge to evacuated aircraft in the face of Hurricane Matthew

Team Barksdale provided support for over 100 aircraft while still being able to complete the B-52 mission Taken on Oct.… Read More

7 years ago