One of the big projects is ongoing construction.
"There's a lot going on right now. We're a busy bunch of ants out here" says Tony Cyr, chief of engineering design, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron.
$8.3 million dollars is being spent on flight line repairs where the concrete is about seventy years old. Construction crews are replacing it bit by bit.
Also getting a facelift after decades of wear and tear are many of Barksdale's buildings, roads and infastructure.
"We have $136.2 million in the construction of 104 projects right now" says Eric Tillstrom, the programs flight chief, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron.
"When we go and do a project, we try and bring them up to the current life safety standards, energy efficent standards and try to alliviate high maintenance cost" says Tillstrom.
New energy efficient windows are being installed in several buildings, a child development center under construction and new command center.
Because certain safety measures need to be in place, extra precautions have to be taken. A special wall is being installed that is an inch and a quarter thick and bullet proof.
"What we're doing out here helps put bombs over there and put our airmen over there safely" says Cyr.
Temporary trailers have been set up all over the base and as construction projects wrap up, those will slowly go away.