Country: United States Region: Louisiana
Locale: Bossier City
Latitude: 32° 30' 38" N Longitude: -94° 21' 2" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
32°30'6"N 93°39'25"W Barksdale airbase, LA http://www.barksdale.af.mil/ became ops 1942 and was after WW2 home of many former Strategic Air Command bomberwings. Its Weapon Storage Area at grid 32°30'15"N 93°38'38"W (former Bossier base) became ops 1951 and stored many types of nuclear gravity weapons ever since. After a period of deactivation (1992-2004) it has been upgraded and reactivated in 2005.
- Hq 8 Air Force with 2nd Bomb (host) Wing
-- 11, 20 and 96 Bomb Squadrons operating B-52's worldwide.
- Hq Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) http://www.afgsc.af.mil/ providing strategic deterrence, nuclear and conventional global strike and combat support. This is a 4 star general command responsible for all ICBM wings, the B-52, B-1 and B-2 wings, the Long Range Strike Bomber program, Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) systems and operational and maintenance support within the nuclear enterprise.
-- 608th Air Operations Center. (under STRATCOM/AFGSC cmd) Tasking: Command and control of all long-range strike missions.
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