Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Barksdale Global Power Museum Unveils BAFB Women’s Exhibit

by Randy Brown
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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – The 2d Bomb Wing hosted the grand opening of Barksdale Global Power Museum’s “BAFB Women’s Exhibit” on June 12, 2024, at 1 p.m.

The “BAFB Women’s Exhibit” commemorates and celebrates the contributions of Barksdale AFB and AFGSC women and other Air Force women pioneers, showcasing their achievements and enduring legacy in the United States Air Force.

Distinguished visitors including General Thomas Bussiere, Air Force Global Strike commander, retired Brigadier General Kristin Goodwin, Headquarters Space Operations deputy commanding general for support, Colonel Michael Maginness, 2d Bomb Wing commander and retired Chief Master Sergeant Melvina Smith, Air Force Global Strike command chief, delivered speeches at the ceremony.

This grand opening is especially significant as it coincides with the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 and Women Veterans Recognition Day. June 12th marks the historic day when women were officially granted a permanent place and equal opportunity for military service in our nation. The exhibit will serve as a permanent exhibit at the Barksdale Global Power Museum.

For more information about this press release, call the 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at 318-456-1015 or email [email protected].

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