Barksdale Air Force Base

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Highway 70
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
(318) 456-1110


Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in northwest Louisiana, USA, in Bossier Parish, and is contiguous to Bossier City, Louisiana along the base’s western and northwestern edge. Barksdale Air Force Base occupies more than 22,000 acres east of Bossier City and along the southern edge of Interstate Highway 20. More than 15,000 active-duty and Air Force Reserve members serve at Barksdale.The host unit at Barksdale is the 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW) , the oldest bomb wing in the Air Force. It is assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)Eighth Air Force (8 AF). Equipped with about 44B-52H Stratofortress bombers, 2 BW provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Crews.


Gate and Hours

Barksdale currently operates four gates for admittance on to the base. Three on the main base and one on Barksdale East Reservation to accommodate east-side residents. At the end of the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge is the west gate. This is the main gate to the base: Manned by our elite security forces personnel, this gate is the point at which visiting individuals are granted access via a temporary visitor’s pass to Barksdale AFB. This gate is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the end of Northgate Rd. you will find the Bossier Gate. This is the north gate. This is the easiest way to access the Barksdale Lodging office, for those who are in need of temporary lodging. Barksdale East Gate is located off Industrial Dr. on the northeast side of the base. This gate is intended to service those individuals residing in either of the two housing areas located on the east reservation and for those who live the subdivisions to the north of the base.

Shreveport Gate
Normal Hours: 24 Hour Operation

Shreveport Gate Visitor Center:
0545. to 1745. Monday – Friday.
Closed weekends.

Bossier City Gate:
0545 to 2100. Tuesday – Friday
0545 to 1745. Saturday – Monday

East Gate:
0545 to 1745 7 days a week

East Gate Visitor’s Center and search area:
0545 to 1745 7 days a week

Bodcau Gate:
0600. to 2200. 7 days a week

Quick Reference

Chaplain and Religious Services
275 Barksdale Boulevard East
(318)  456-2111

Red River Dining Facility
331 Curtiss Rd, Bld 4631
(318) 456-8068

Education Center
723 Douhet Dr
(318) 456-2615
Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) Human Resources
801 Kenney Ave., Suite 1100
(318) 456-3243

Family Advocacy Program
2nd Medical Group, 243 Curtiss Road
(318) 456-6595

Military & Family Readiness
801 Kenny Ave.,
Bossier City, LA 71110
(318) 456-8400

Public Affairs
(318) 456-1015

Fire Emergency Service
425 Lindbergh Rd E
(318) 456-2642

Personal Financial Management Services
801 Kenny Ave.,Barksdale Air Force Base,
Bossier City, LA 71110
(318) 456-8400

Privatized Family Housing
201 Langley Drive, Barksdale Air Force Base,
Bossier City, LA 71110
(318) 747-2723

Legal Services/JAG
334 Davis Avenue West
(318) 456-2562

Post Office
(318) 742-8610

Base Surroundings

Shreveport Aquarium
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy,
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 383-0601

Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd,
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 929-2806

Jubilee Zoo
6402 North Market,
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 929-7387

Crawdaddy’s Kitchen
9370 Mansfield Rd,
Shreveport, LA 71118
(318) 688-7532

Herby-K’s Restaurant
1833 Pierre Ave,
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 424-2724

Superior Bar & Grill
6123 Line Ave,
Shreveport, LA 71106
(318) 869-3243

Medical Care

US Air Force 2nd Medical Group
243 Curtiss Road
(318) 456-6555
The 2nd MDG mission is to provide the reliability of global war fighters by optimizing their health and that of the Barksdale community with medics prepared to execute their professional responsibilities… anytime, anywhere.

Frequent numbers called:
(318) 456-6718
(318) 456-6719

(318) 456-8348

Women’s Health
(318) 456-4436

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.


You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Barksdale Lodging Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3091
Citizenship and Immigration Services Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2561
Legal Services/JAG Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2561
Chase Bank Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 226-2722
Golf Courses Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2263
Gymnasiums/Fitness Centers Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-4135
Retiree Activities Office Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-5976
Personnel Support Office Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3710
ID/CAC Card Processing Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3710
Child Development Center Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-4139
Base Exchange Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 752-9227
Burger King Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 741-3845
Traffic Management Office - Inbound Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2176
Traffic Management Office - Outbound Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-5506
Barksdale Base Training and Education Services Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2151
Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) Human Resources Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3243
Civilian Personnel Office Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3288
Library Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-4101
Veterinary Treatment Facility Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3923
Loan Closet Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2400
Housing Office Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-4791
MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation) Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3426
Commissary Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8263
Shopette - On Base Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 746-4719
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 747-6888
Air Force Aid Society Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Barksdale Youth Center Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3448
Barksdale School Liaison Officer Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Installation Personnel Readiness (Barksdale) Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2501
TRICARE Referral Management Center Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-6562
Information and Referral Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Family Advocacy Office Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-6595
Airman and Family Readiness Center - EFMP Family Support Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Personal Financial Management Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Airman and Family Readiness Center Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
New Parent Support Program Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-6595
Welcome Center/Gates Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-4452
Career Focus Program Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Housing Office/East Side Housing Privatized Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 742-2903
SNAIC - EFMP Enrollment Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-6567
Barber Shop Flightline Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3769
Barber Shop Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 741-3114
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-7272
Relocation Assistance Program Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Transition Assistance Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-8400
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-3698
Beauty Shop Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 746-5930
AAFES Food Court Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 741-3243
Chapel Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 456-2111
Barksdale Federal Credit Union Barksdale Air Force Base (318) 549-8240