The Air Force announced April 2, 2009, that Barksdale AFB, La., is the preferred site to host the permanent headquarters of Air Force Global Strike Command, the new major command that will oversee the service’s nuclear-capable bombers and ICBM force. Here a B-52H (left) and B-2A, USAF’s two nuclear-capable bomber types, fly in formation over Shreveport, La., during an air show celebrating Barksdale’s 75th anniversary, May 10, 2008.
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