Barksdale AFB is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, and provides easy access to other major cities in Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. Interstate 20 runs East/West through Shreveport/Bossier City with Jackson, Mississippi 220 miles to the east and Dallas, Texas 185 miles to the west. Little Rock, Arkansas is 175 miles northeast of the metropolitan area and Interstates 49S and 10E provide access to the "Big Easy", New Orleans, 300 miles to the southeast.
If you arrive by air, Shreveport Regional Airport is located at 5103 Hollywood Avenue, west of downtown Shreveport. Jet service is provided by Delta, American, Northwest, or Continental. US Airways also provided service.
Upon leaving the airport, cross Hollywood Avenue to Monkhouse Drive. Take Interstate 20 East through Shreveport and into Bossier City. Take exit 20 C to Barksdale Boulevard. At the sixth traffic light make a left turn through the Shreveport Gate into Barksdale Air Force Base. This is the main gate and is open 24 hours daily.
Driving to Barksdale:
From the east on I-20, take Exit 22, Airline Drive, turn left at the traffic light. Take another left at the next light onto Old Minden Road (LA-72). Stay in the right lane as it merges onto Northgate Drive, ending at the Bossier gate of Barksdale (open 24 hours daily).
From the west on I-20E, take US 71S/Barksdale Boulevard Exit 20C. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Barksdale through the Shreveport Gate (open 24 hours daily).
From the south on I-49, exit onto Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and travel east to 70th Street crossing the Red river into Bossier City. Turn left at the intersection of 70th Street and U.S. Highway 71. Continue through five traffic lights. Turn right into Barksdale via the Shreveport Gate (open 24 hours daily).