Since 2010, the 307th Bomb Wing from Barksdale Air Force Base has sent a B52 to participate in a multi-country air show, called NATO Days, held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (https://www.natodays.cz/news).
The participation by the 307th is in part as a recognition of the assistance provided to downed B52 pilots by the people of Ostrava during WWII.
In 2012, 2013 and 2015 delegations from Ostrava visited Shreveport and in 2015, Shreveport and Ostrava became Sister Cities.
This year, Chamber President, Dr. Tim Magner is accompanying the 307th to Ostrava, representing Shreveport and bringing a proclamation from Mayor Ollie Tyler.
To see more from the trip, check out Tim's photos on our Facebook page.