Barksdale AFB - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance

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Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) - Overview of small business contracting opportunities at Barksdale AFB, Eighth Air Force, the 2nd Bomb Wing and 307th Bomb Wing. Information about small business set-aside contracts and subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors at Barksdale AFB. This web page includes an overview of the types of products, materials, and services routinely procured by the base contracting office.  


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Barksdale AFB is home to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Eighth Air Force (8th AF), the 2nd Bomb Wing (2nd BW), and the 307th Bomb Wing (307th BW). Barksdale AFB has approximately 11,400 military and civilian personnel, 6,300 family members, and 25,000 military retirees (living in the local area).  

Air Force Global Strike Command is an Air Force major command with its headquarters located at Barksdale AFB. AFGSC maintains and operates Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) wings, B-52 bomber wings, B-1 bomber wings, and a B-2 bomber wing. These missile and bomber wings are located at Air Force bases across the United States. There are approximately 31,000 military and civilian personnel assigned to AFGSC. 

Eighth Air Force is also headquartered at Barksdale AFB. Eighth Air Force is a component of Air Force Global Strike Command. Eighth Air Force provides leadership and resources to its assigned Air Force bomber and missile wings. Eighth Air Force has over 16,000 active-duty, Air National Guard and Reserve military personnel who operate and maintain strategic bombers and intercontinental missile (ICBM) sites located across the United States. 

Barksdale AFB Map Air Force Base

Barksdale AFB is located near 
Shreveport (northwest Louisiana). 

The 2nd Bomb Wing is a strategic bomb wing with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers.  This bomb wing has three operational squadrons; the 11th Bomb Squadron (training squadron), the 20th Bomb Squadron, and the 96th Bomb Squadron. The 2nd Bomb Wing is the Air Force's largest bomb wing. The 2nd Bomb Wing has about 8,500 active-duty military, reserve military, and civilian personnel. The 2nd Bomb Wing has 26 B-52 bombers assigned to it.    

The 307th Bomb Wing flies and maintains the B-52H Stratofortress. The 307th BW is located at Barksdale AFB. The 307th Bomb Wing has approximately 1,400 Air Force Reserve personnel. There are two squadrons in the 307th Bomb Wing, the 93rd Bomb Wing (trains B-52 aircrews) and the 343rd Bomb Squadron (reserve associate unit who works with the active duty 2nd Bomb Wing). 

Barksdale AFB Organizations and Tenant Units 

  • Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)
  • 8th Air Force (8th AF)
  • 2nd Bomb Wing (2nd BW) 
    • 2nd Operations Group
      • 11th Bomb Squadron
      • 20th Bomb Squadron
      • 96th Bomb Squadron 
    • 2nd Maintenance Group
    • 2nd Mission Support Group
    • 2nd Medical Group
  • 307th Bomb Wing (307th BW) - Air Force Reserve Command
    • 307th Operations Group
      • 93d Bomb Squadron 
      • 343d Bomb Squadron
    • 307th Maintenance Group
    • 307th Mission Support Group 
  • 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron (49th TES) 
  • Det 13 ACC TRSS 
  • 8th Information Warfare Flight 
  • 26th Operational Weather Squadron (26th OWS)   

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Barksdale AFB - base operator:  Phone (318) 456-1110 

Small Business and Base Contracting Information: 

To sustain its operations and support activities, the base contracting office at Barksdale AFB procures products, services, and materiel from private industry. The 2nd Contracting Squadron (2 CONS) at Barksdale AFB awards and administers government contracts.  A significant portion of these contracts are set aside for small businesses. There are also numerous opportunities for small businesses to support Barksdale AFB as vendors, product suppliers, and subcontractors to prime government contractors supporting Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Eighth Air Force, the 2nd Bomb Wing, and the 307th Bomb Wing.   

     2nd Bomb Wing Contracting Office  (2 CONS)
     801 Kenney Ave,  Suite 2301
     Barksdale AFB, Louisiana  71110-2271
     Phones:  (318) 456-4843  /  (318) 456-5205  /  (318) 456-3493    

     Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) Small Business Office: 
     Phone:  (318) 456-1603  /  (318) 456-6940  /  (318) 456-3729

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