Barksdale Air Force Base

Bossier City, Louisiana

Included zipcodes 71111 71112 71113 71171 71172

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Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base which is located 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 over 22,000 acres of land east of Bossier City and along the southern edge of Interstate Highway 20. 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's (AFGSC) Eighth Air Force (8 AF). The 2 BW is equipped with the B-52H Stratofortress bomber. It 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 B-52 crews. More than 15,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve members and civilians make up Barksdale's workforce. About 44 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft are also assigned to the wing. Barksdale AFB was established in 1932 as Barksdale Field and is named for World War I aviator and test pilot Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale (1896Ð1926).

Population
64,895
Military Population
2,578
Avg. Home Price
$144,400
Avg. Monthly Rent
$862
* Militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Red River Marine Institute Inc.
4 - 12 Public
Airline High School
9 - 12 Public
Apollo Elementary School
KG - 5 Public
Bellaire Elementary School
KG - 3 Public
Bossier Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Bossier High School
9 - 12 Public
Central Park Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Curtis Elementary School
4 - 5 Public
Greenacres Middle School
6 - 8 Public
R. V. Kerr Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Meadowview Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Parkway High School
9 - 12 Public

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Cities Near Barksdale Air Force Base

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Shreveport 8.6 miles 200,692 $123,000 $742
Haughton 9.5 miles 3,458 $88,100 $599
Red Chute 5.0 miles 6,643 $154,600 $1,415
Eastwood 6.6 miles 4,387 $162,800 $678
Stonewall 19.4 miles 1,954 $153,800 $721
Doyline 15.0 miles 999 $75,900 $512
Belcher 18.8 miles 253 $120,600 $542
Blanchard 14.1 miles 2,911 $168,800 $611
Lakeview 9.6 miles 1,056 $105,200 $636
Greenwood 18.5 miles 3,239 $144,600 $690
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