Boustany applauds Barksdale for supporting mission to defeat ISIS

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U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community, and as needed in the region. The B-52 offers diverse capabilities including the delivery of precision weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

(Washington, DC) – Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) applauded the men and women stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base outside of Bossier City, Louisiana, after the U.S. Air Force (USAF) deployed a B-52 Stratofortress based at Barksdale to support the American mission to combat ISIS.

 

The B-52 will be based in Qatar to support Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircraft was last used in combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006.

 

Boustany said: “Louisianans continue to answer the call to serve our country in combat. I am tremendously grateful to our men and women at Barksdale Air Force Base for stepping up in the fight against ISIS. I have no doubt the aircraft deployed to Operation Inherent Resolve will provide critical and necessary air support to destroy this terrorist regime. That’s why I will continue to be a strong supporter of the U.S. Air Force and its presence at Barksdale.”