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     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)

    Seeking Help: Spiritual fitness guides Airmen

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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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    • 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.
    • Edwin Davis found Christianity on the battlefield in World War II

      Edwin Davis found Christianity on the battlefield in World War II

      Sunday, July 6 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:24:37 GMT
      Edwin Davis says he was not a Christian when he went into World War II. But something he found on the battlefield changed that.While fighting his way through Italy as a leader for a machine gun platoon, Davis made a chilling discovery.
      Edwin Davis says he was not a Christian when he went into World War II. But something he found on the battlefield changed that.While fighting his way through Italy as a leader for a machine gun platoon, Davis made a chilling discovery.
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    • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

      Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:26 GMT
      Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
      Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

      Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:18 GMT
      A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
      Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska - an increase from the initial report of nine injuries.
    • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:12 GMT
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
      Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
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    • Probation for Texan who faked being fire marshal

      Probation for Texan who faked being fire marshal

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:38:41 GMT
      A North Texas man has been put on probation for pretending to be a fire marshal to avoid a $10 cover charge at a bar and to get free drinks.
      A North Texas man has been put on probation for pretending to be a fire marshal to avoid a $10 cover charge at a bar and to get free drinks.
    • Texas players charged

      Texas players charged

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:37:05 GMT
      A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.
      A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.
    • Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

      Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:30:03 GMT
      An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
      An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
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