Barksdale Air force Base http://redriverradio.org en B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show http://redriverradio.org/post/b-17-bomber-comes-shreveport-despite-no-air-show <p>An iconic airplane of World War II, the B-17, will touch down at Shreveport Downtown Airport on Friday, May 3, and be open for tours and flights around Shreveport/Bossier. &nbsp;It’s owned by the Gulf Coast Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Historian Christopher Ebdon of Houston said this B-17 is one of three still in existence, and the only one still flying. It was used by the Navy for early warning radar. Ebdon said it came off the assembly line, along with another B-17, that is displayed on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:56:52 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 27104 at http://redriverradio.org B-17 bomber comes to Shreveport, despite no air show Barksdale museum rebirth aims to touch a wide audience http://redriverradio.org/post/barksdale-museum-rebirth-aims-touch-wide-audience <p>Thousands of visitors go through the Barksdale Global Power Museum each month. Director Amy Russell is charged with renovating the museum, and some exhibits haven’t been changed out since it opened in 1978. Through the updates, Russell aims to make the museum resonate with a wide audience.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:54:40 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24886 at http://redriverradio.org Barksdale museum rebirth aims to touch a wide audience Barksdale museum gets a big makeover http://redriverradio.org/post/barksdale-museum-gets-big-makeover <p>The Barksdale Global Power Museum is undergoing a transformation. The exhibits, some dating back to 1978, are being redone and modernized. Eventually, they’ll tell a cohesive story about the role of Barksdale Air Force Base through time and the heritage of the bomber.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:11:26 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24833 at http://redriverradio.org Barksdale museum gets a big makeover History Matters: On Barksdale's history through the decades http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-barksdales-history-through-decades <p>Commentator Gary Joiner pays tribute to Barksdale Air Force Base on its 80th anniversary this month.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:51:17 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 23845 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: On Barksdale's history through the decades History Matters: On defending Barksdale Air Force Base http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-defending-barksdale-air-force-base <p>Commentator Gary Joiner explores the Cold War era tactics designed to defend the assets held at Barksdale Air Force Base. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:42:32 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 14535 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: On defending Barksdale Air Force Base