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    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. More>>

    U.S. Air Force musicians to perform in Bossier City

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    (JBSA-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex.) -- Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home on Monday, August 25th. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge.The United States Air Force Band of the West is proud to present Brass in Blue. The newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West, Brass in Blue combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flex... More>>

    Seeking Help: Spiritual fitness guides Airmen

     Airmen have services available to them such as the mental health clinic and chaplins that can help with combating stress. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland) Airmen have services available to them such as the mental health clinic and chaplins that can help with combating stress. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland)
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    Many Airman has had thoughts similar to these. But, being spiritually fit can help lighten the load of daily stresses. More>>

    Seeking Help: Combating prescription drug abuse

    Members of the armed forces are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of society. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Sean Martin) Members of the armed forces are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of society. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)
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    Prescription drug abuse is defined as the intentional use of a medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feeling it causes.  Although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and are on the rise. More>>

    Pest control Airmen protect personnel, families from deadly diseases

    Staff Sgt. Scott Addis, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays herbicide on Barksdale Air Force Base / U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Scott Addis, 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays herbicide on Barksdale Air Force Base / U.S. Air Force photo
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    Airmen and their families inhabit and work on more than 80,000 acres on Barksdale, which are also home to mosquitoes, snakes, racoons, alligators and other wildlife.The 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management flight is Team Barksdale's front line in the war against deadly insect and animal-borne diseases. More>>

    STARBASE Celebrates a Successful Year

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    STARBASE Louisiana 2.0 marks a successful year with a celebration. More>>

    Airmen face personal property challenges

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    Once again, it is peak moving season for military personnel and Department of Defense employees. Peak season is a high volume of personnel undergoing Permanent Change of Station during the months of May to September. More>>

    Former Miss Barksdale shipped out for ugly duty in World War II Video included

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    Part of the war effort that brought victory for the Allies in Europe 69 years ago was Dorothy Kneipp.  More>>

    April 24,1990 Barksdale Air Force Band for Holiday in Dixie Video included

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    From the KTBS3 Video Vault: Back in April 24,1990 they were preparing for the Barksdale Air Force Band Concert with groups called "Mighty Eighth" and "Silver Wings". They preformed during Holiday in Dixie. More>>

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    • World War II veteran reveals brave story he never told his family

      World War II veteran reveals brave story he never told his family

      Monday, July 28 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:04:42 GMT
      All that Floyd Stratton's family knows is that he lost a finger in World War II. They didn't know how. He never told them. But when we asked, he told us. It turns out it was kill or be killed.
      All that Floyd Stratton's family knows is that he lost a finger in World War II. They didn't know how. He never told them. But when we asked, he told us. It turns out it was kill or be killed.
    • A. J. Johnson faced deadly confrontation in The Philippines

      A. J. Johnson faced deadly confrontation in The Philippines

      Sunday, July 20 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:05:58 GMT
      A. J. Johnson was fired up. A sailor wounded at sea was back home telling him and three of his buddies how the Japanese sank his ship. So Johnson and his buds all decided to join the Navy, too. But Johnson was the only one to pass the physical. He to war alone. He would go on to pass another test -- a test of courage and fighting skill.
      A. J. Johnson was fired up. A sailor wounded at sea was back home telling him and three of his buddies how the Japanese sank his ship. So Johnson and his buds all decided to join the Navy, too. But Johnson was the only one to pass the physical. He to war alone. He would go on to pass another test -- a test of courage and fighting skill.
    • Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II

      Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II

      Sunday, July 13 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:33:00 GMT
      Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business. You could say it turned out.
      Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business. You could say it turned out.
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    • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

      Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:32:13 GMT
      The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
      The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be...
    • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

      Immigration courts speed up children's cases

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:30:49 GMT
      Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for...
      Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years...
    • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

      Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:28:52 GMT
      Chicago police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
      A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise office building in the city's bustling financial district, police said.
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