Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

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, and is home to the 2d Bomb Wing. 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 then President George W. Bush went to following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (later that same day he went to Offutt AFB as well).