Barksdale Air Force Base Airport

Located in the heart of Louisiana, Barksdale Air Force Base Airport (BAD) is an award-winning base that hosts over 15,000 active-duty and Air Force Reserve members on an area of 22,000 acres. This facility boasts 44 B-52H Stratofortress bombers and is home to Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command Boeing B-52 Stratofortress crew. 

Established in 1942, it was originally called Barksdale field. It got its name from Eugene Hoy Barksdale who was a World War I aviator. This facility earns a reputation for a number of reasons including its oldest bomb wing the 2d Bomb Wind (2 BW). Major units that are assigned to this facility are: Headquarters, Eighth Air Force, 307th Bomb Wing, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Det 13 ACC TRSS, 8th Information Warfare Flight, and 26th Operational Weather Squadron. 

Quick Information about Barksdale Air Base Airport

The following table is an overview of BAD Airport indicated below:

AirportBarksdale Air Force Base
Airport TypeUS Air Force base
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Air Force
Built In (Year)1931
Barksdale Air Force Base Airport CodeBAD
BAD Airport Runway1
BAD Airport Coordinates32°30′07″N 093°39′46″W
Barksdale Air Force Base Airport AddressJunction of US 71 and West Gate Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana
Official Website
Official Phone Number30 21 0353 0000
Elevation308 ft / 94 m

Barksdale Air Force Airport Code

Barksdale Air Force Airport Code is BAD. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport. This United States Air Force base is located at a height of 50.2 meters above sea level. 


Barksdale Air Force Airport Map

The Barksdale Air Base location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Barksdale Air Force Base Airport (BAD) Runways

This facility is serviced by a single runway:

15-3311,756 ft300 ftPartially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadamYes

Facilities and services at Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Base offers various facilities and services.

  • Airman & Family Readiness
  • Archery: Practice Range
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Auto Hobby & Repair
  • Barksdale Club: Catering/Office
  • Bell Fitness Center
  • Bomber Alley Bowling Center
  • Bowling Center Snack Bar
  • Child Development Center
  • Civilian Personnel
  • DFAC
  • Education Center
  • Equipment Rental
  • FamCamp: Office
  • Family Child Care
  • Flight Kitchen
  • Fox Run Golf Course
  • Fox Run Pro Shop
  • Fox Run Snack Bar
  • Hangar 2 Lounge
  • Information, Tickets, & Travel
  • Lodging
  • Manpower & Organization
  • Military Personnel Section
  • NAF Human Resources
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Lot & Self-Storage Units: Office
  • Red Chute Shotgun Sports
  • School Liaison Officer
  • Wood Shop
  • Youth Center School Age
  • Youth Center Leisure Program

Nearest Airports to Barksdale Air Force Base (BAD)

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