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    U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts'

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     A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS. More>>

    BAFB holds reveille to remember 9/11 Video included

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    It's been 13 years since the worst terrorist attack on US soil. September 11, 2001 is a day that most Americans remember vividly. More>>

    Just a few of the many 9/11 events planned locally for Thursday

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    9/11 REMEMBRANCE REVIELLE AND MEDAL PRESENTATIONSTeam Barksdale will participate in Reveille at 7 a.m. Thursday as part of a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Team Barksdale senior non-commissioned officers will be in formation and salute as the flag is raised at half-staff. Following the flag raising ceremony Col. Kristin Goodwin, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, will provide remarks and present Senior Airman TJ Brantley from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight will with the... More>>

    Hope you make it! ---Gavin: Shreveport Boy Inspires Troops

    Gavin just got his "Gavin Gear" Gavin just got his "Gavin Gear"
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    The Military's search for one little boy ends in Shreveport.  Serious men with a serious mission, and a seriously great sense of humor. Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much.  We bring you that special meeting.   More>>

    The Military’s Search for 1 little boy ends in Shreveport: "Hope you make it." ---- Gavin Video included

    © "Hope you make it." ----Gavin © "Hope you make it." ----Gavin
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     Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much. More>>

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Message to the Force on Suicide Prevention Month

    Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
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    To the men and women of the Department of Defense:Preventing military suicide is one of DoD's highest priorities, and something I'm personally committed to as secretary of defense.  More>>

    96th BS deploys in 10th year of bomber presence campaign

    A B-52H Stratofortress is prepared for takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 3, 2014.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier) A B-52H Stratofortress is prepared for takeoff on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 3, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier)
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    Barksdale pilots, aircrew, maintainers and B-52H Stratofortresses deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, this week continuing their commitment to the Asia-Pacific's stability and security. 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>>

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    • "Edmonson Amendment" Declared Unconstitutional

      "Edmonson Amendment" Declared Unconstitutional

      Monday, September 1 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:22:55 GMT
      Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:17:20 GMT
      It's been referred to as "the Edmonson Amendment" and it's caused controversy around the state. An amendment added at the last minute in the Louisiana Legislature allowing two state police officers to change their past decisions about their retirement benefits 
      It's been referred to as "the Edmonson Amendment" and it's caused controversy around the state. An amendment added at the last minute in the Louisiana Legislature allowing two state police officers to change their past decisions about their retirement benefits 
    • Hooks family searches for answers in unsolved murder case

      Hooks family searches for answers in unsolved murder case

      Monday, September 15 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:29:46 GMT
      A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive.
      A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive.
    • Lone Star tick posing health hazard in the Ark-La-Tex

      Lone Star tick posing health hazard in the Ark-La-Tex

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-09-14 12:41:01 GMT
      Source: lymedisease.orgSource: lymedisease.org
      There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat.
      There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat.
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    • Barksdale commander details role in "Lone Survivor"

      Barksdale commander details role in "Lone Survivor"

      Monday, September 15 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:44:37 GMT
      One of Barksdale's own played a leading role in a tense search and rescue mission in Afghanistan -- the true story that was turned into a top selling book and blockbuster movie.
      One of Barksdale's own played a leading role in a tense search and rescue mission in Afghanistan -- the true story that was turned into a top selling book and blockbuster movie.
    • James Boothe "grew up in a hurry" at age 16 in World War II

      James Boothe "grew up in a hurry" at age 16 in World War II

      Friday, September 5 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-09-05 18:14:32 GMT
      Sunday, September 7 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-08 01:00:10 GMT
      James Boothe was 16 year old and wanted to sign up for World War II. Other military branches turned him down because of his age. But the Coast Guard took him. And he helped bring down a daring attack by a German torpedo bomber."He tried to kill us," Boothe says looking at pictures of the captured bomber pilot he's saved in a scrapbook. Boothe also has the memories of helping shoot that pilot's plane down with the big gun he manned."I put a lot of bullets in the bomb bay doors. They were open....
      James Boothe was 16 year old and wanted to sign up for World War II. Other military branches turned him down because of his age. But the Coast Guard took him. And he helped bring down a daring attack by a German torpedo bomber."He tried to kill us," Boothe says looking at pictures of the captured bomber pilot he's saved in a scrapbook. Boothe also has the memories of helping shoot that pilot's plane down with the big gun he manned."I put a lot of bullets in the bomb bay doors. They were open....
    • How a "lucky soldier" became a big LSU fan, poet

      How a "lucky soldier" became a big LSU fan, poet

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:18:34 GMT
      Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:29:04 GMT
      With football season kicked off, we meet a big LSU fan who celebrates the big wins with a way of words. Dillon Wallace also calls himself "one lucky soldier" from World War II."Oh man, I can't hardly wait," Wallace said, clicking his remote to get the latest football news on his television.You'll find him on his couch on Saturdays during football season, catching the LSU Tigers. And if they win a big game he'll write a poem."In ol' New Or-leans, the street to the Superdome was quite a scene,"...
      With football season kicked off, we meet a big LSU fan who celebrates the big wins with a way of words. Dillon Wallace also calls himself "one lucky soldier" from World War II."Oh man, I can't hardly wait," Wallace said, clicking his remote to get the latest football news on his television.You'll find him on his couch on Saturdays during football season, catching the LSU Tigers. And if they win a big game he'll write a poem."In ol' New Or-leans, the street to the Superdome was quite a scene,"...
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    • KTBS 3 Vault Remembering 9/11

      KTBS 3 Vault Remembering 9/11

      Thursday, September 11 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:47:45 GMT
      © The flags nearly represent every life lost on 9/11© The flags nearly represent every life lost on 9/11
      13 years a go from our KTBS 3 Video Vault: Sherri Talley at BAFB with President Bush .A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania.In some cases, they are tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances -- people who became symbols of comfort and hope for a grieving nation.
      13 years a go from our KTBS 3 Video Vault: Sherri Talley at BAFB with President Bush .A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania.In some cases, they are tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances -- people who became symbols of comfort and hope for a grieving nation.
    • KTBS 3 Video Vault --ON YOUR SIDE- WORKING HARD FOR YOU

      KTBS 3 Video Vault --ON YOUR SIDE- WORKING HARD FOR YOU

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:04:41 GMT
      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:09:42 GMT
      ON YOUR SIDEON YOUR SIDE
      KTBS 3 Video Vault- ON YOUR SIDE- WORKING HARD FOR YOU CHANNEL 3 KTBS PromoDo you recognize any of these anchor and reporters? Can you guess the year?
      KTBS 3 Video Vault- ON YOUR SIDE- WORKING HARD FOR YOU CHANNEL 3 KTBS PromoDo you recognize any of these anchor and reporters? Can you guess the year?
    • KTBS 3 Video Vault: Billy Graham visits Longview, Texas

      KTBS 3 Video Vault: Billy Graham visits Longview, Texas

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:59:41 GMT
      Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:59:41 GMT
      Billy GrahamBilly Graham
      His sermons contained just the right mix of patriotism and reproof.
      His sermons contained just the right mix of patriotism and reproof.
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