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IATA / ICAO Codes: BAD / KBAD
Airport Names:
  1. Barksdale Air Force Base
  2. Barksdale AFB
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 32°30'6"N by 93°39'46"W
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Facts about Barksdale Air Force Base (BAD):

  • The 335th Bombardment Group took over training duties as a permanent Operational Training Unit on 17 July 1942 with Martin B-26 Marauders.
  • Barksdale Field was named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale on 2 February 1933.
  • Units at Barksdale include the oldest bomb wing in the Air Force, the 2d Bomb Wing.
  • Also during World War II Barksdale played host to the major contingent of the Free French Air Forces and Nationalist Chinese aircrews.
  • The 2d Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale AFB with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers – the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron.
  • Due to budget reductions in the B-45 program, the air force planned to inactivate the 47th Bomb Wing and transfer its B-45s and personnel to Yokota AB, Japan so Far East Air Forces could benefit from the know-how gained by the 47th at Barksdale.
  • In addition to being known as "Barksdale Air Force Base", another name for BAD is "Barksdale AFB".
  • The closest airport to Barksdale Air Force Base (BAD) is Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN), which is located only 5 miles (9 kilometers) WNW of BAD.
  • The commander of the 2d Bomb Wing is Colonel Andrew Gebara.
  • The furthest airport from Barksdale Air Force Base (BAD) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,884 miles (17,516 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • Barksdale AFB was established in 1932 as Barksdale Field and is named for World War I aviator and test pilot Lieutenant Eugene Hoy Barksdale.

Map of Nearest Airports from Barksdale Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Barksdale Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.47 miles (8.81 km) WNWShreveport Downtown Airport (DTN)Shreveport, Louisiana, United StatesView Shreveport Downtown Airport on a map Set DTN as destination Airport Get more information about Shreveport Downtown Airport
210.23 miles (16.46 km) WSWShreveport Regional Airport (SHV)Shreveport, Louisiana, United StatesView Shreveport Regional Airport on a map Set SHV as destination Airport Get more information about Shreveport Regional Airport
337.60 miles (60.52 km) WHarrison County Airport (ASL)Marshall, Texas, United StatesView Harrison County Airport on a map Set ASL as destination Airport Get more information about Harrison County Airport
456.41 miles (90.79 km) NNEMagnolia Municipal Airport (AGO)Magnolia, Arkansas, United StatesView Magnolia Municipal Airport on a map Set AGO as destination Airport Get more information about Magnolia Municipal Airport
561.69 miles (99.27 km) WEast Texas Regional Airport (GGG)Longview, Texas, United StatesView East Texas Regional Airport on a map Set GGG as destination Airport Get more information about East Texas Regional Airport
662.61 miles (100.76 km) ERuston Regional Airport (RSN)Ruston, Louisiana, United StatesView Ruston Regional Airport on a map Set RSN as destination Airport Get more information about Ruston Regional Airport
768.45 miles (110.16 km) NNWTexarkana Regional Airport (TXK)Texarkana, Arkansas, United StatesView Texarkana Regional Airport on a map Set TXK as destination Airport Get more information about Texarkana Regional Airport
870.00 miles (112.65 km) NESouth Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field (ELD)El Dorado, Arkansas, United StatesView South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field on a map Set ELD as destination Airport Get more information about South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field
993.33 miles (150.19 km) NNEHarrell Field (CDH)Camden, Arkansas, United StatesView Harrell Field on a map Set CDH as destination Airport Get more information about Harrell Field
1094.69 miles (152.38 km) EMonroe Regional Airport (MLU)Monroe, Louisiana, United StatesView Monroe Regional Airport on a map Set MLU as destination Airport Get more information about Monroe Regional Airport
11100.87 miles (162.33 km) WSWCherokee County Airport (JKV)Jacksonville, Texas, United StatesView Cherokee County Airport on a map Set JKV as destination Airport Get more information about Cherokee County Airport
12101.99 miles (164.13 km) WTyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR)Tyler, Texas, United StatesView Tyler Pounds Regional Airport on a map Set TYR as destination Airport Get more information about Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
13104.18 miles (167.67 km) SEAlexandria International Airport (AEX)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Alexandria International Airport on a map Set AEX as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandria International Airport
14108.38 miles (174.42 km) SWAngelina County Airport (LFK)Lufkin, Texas, United StatesView Angelina County Airport on a map Set LFK as destination Airport Get more information about Angelina County Airport
15110.78 miles (178.28 km) SEEsler Field (ESF)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Esler Field on a map Set ESF as destination Airport Get more information about Esler Field

Map of Furthest Airports from Barksdale Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Barksdale Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,883.67 miles (17,515.52 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,776.68 miles (17,343.34 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
310,767.39 miles (17,328.39 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
410,758.04 miles (17,313.35 km) WBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
510,741.52 miles (17,286.76 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
610,740.06 miles (17,284.41 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
710,739.98 miles (17,284.27 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
810,736.91 miles (17,279.34 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
910,736.21 miles (17,278.21 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1010,735.48 miles (17,277.03 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1110,719.17 miles (17,250.79 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1210,716.71 miles (17,246.83 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1310,710.03 miles (17,236.08 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,704.09 miles (17,226.52 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1510,682.82 miles (17,192.29 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport