One of the major bomber bases in the country, and one of only two bases with B-52's (the other is Minot AFB, ND). Barksdale is the only complete B-52 crew training center for the country. The base covers 22,000 acres. Has a backup command center for the former Strategic Air Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base. It is also the first place that the President went to following the terrosrist attack of September 11, 2001 (later that day he went to Offutt).
Barksdale Air Force Base