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Barksdale and 9/11
There are almost 600 Barksdale airmen currently deployed around the world because of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. For many, it has been a long twelve years filled with multiple deployments in foreign countries. Barksdale AFB is hundreds of miles from where terrorists attacked our country, but the base was thrust into the spotlight that September day. that's because President George W Bush sought safety here and addressed the nation, claiming the attacks were a test "we would not fail". On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many Barksdale airmen met to remember those killed that day and on days since in countries around the world. Many of these men and women are in uniform now, because of what they saw on 9/11.