Where History Meets the Present.    

   Welcome to the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum at Barksdale Air Force Base.  Home of the B-52's. For museum questions click here to email the Curator.

Feel free to visit our virtual Museum and Gift Shop. Your help preserves our heritage and history. Click here to email the gift shop.

Events and New Pictures Inside the Museum Added

Welcome to Barksdale AFB, home of 8th Air Force, 2d Bomb Wing and the 917th Wing. Barksdale is also home to both the B-52 Stratofortress and the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

       Team Barksdale is focused on four major areas: Power, People, Places and Prices. Because maintaining a strong, capable aerospace force is crucial to our national defense, air power is our reason for being. Although our impressive aircraft are what most people think of when they hear the words 'air power,' the real strength behind America's Air Force is our people. We work hard to recruit, train and retain the sharpest corps of airmen in the world. To successfully 'recruit the individual and retain the family,' we constantly strive to ensure a high quality of life for our entire Air Force family. We do this through a variety of financial, educational, retirement and other benefits, but perhaps our most visible effort is what we do to ensure our people have safe, healthy places to live, work and play. While we're busy providing strong airpower for America, with top quality people and places, we also endeavor to be good stewards of the taxpayers' dollars, making every effort to use our limited resources appropriately and responsibly.

      On behalf of our entire team, "Welcome to Barksdale!"

Brig. General Curtis M. Bedke, Commander, 2d Bomb Wing

"Proud To Serve"