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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>>

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    • Where Is Downtown Bossier?

      Where Is Downtown Bossier?

      Monday, September 1 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:00:18 GMT
      Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta...
      Back in the day downtown Bossier City was a hot spot. Parking lots full with trendy restaurants and businesses just a step away.Now it's dwarfed by nearby casinos and abandoned by consumers for the Louisiana Boardwalk.Downtown Bossier is about nine blocks long, three blocks wide and Barksdale Blvd. runs through the heart of downtown and dead ends at Traffic St.Many of the buildings along Barksdale Blvd. and the surrounding blocks are abandoned and run down. According to city leaders it has ta...
    • Election 2014: Local political dynasties, Bowman bros. follow mother

      Election 2014: Local political dynasties, Bowman bros. follow mother

      Sunday, August 31 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:57:19 GMT
      The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office. 
      The Kennedy family, the Bushes, the Clintons and now the Hamiters. Political dynasties are an American tradition that isn't just for the national stage. Several local families have felt the urge to pursue political office. 
    • Lucky Hunters

      Lucky Hunters

      Sunday, August 31 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:00:33 GMT

      Sportsmen across the Ark La Tex are gearing up for another season of hunting.

       

      Sportsmen across the Ark La Tex are gearing up for another season of hunting.

       

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

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

      Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:00:24 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,"...
    • From war to ministry, Billy Franks says God directed his life

      From war to ministry, Billy Franks says God directed his life

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:49 GMT
      Old music buffs know of the late Tillman Franks from "The Hayride" on radio here in Shreveport. But you're about to meet his brother, Billy, who also made a name for himself here -- partly as a music promoter -- after duty in World War II.
      Old music buffs know of the late Tillman Franks from "The Hayride" on radio here in Shreveport. But you're about to meet his brother, Billy, who also made a name for himself here -- partly as a music promoter -- after duty in World War II.
    • Young, married father was off to World War II

      Young, married father was off to World War II

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:28:25 GMT
      Sam Waller got married at age 16. Then they had a child. Then came another big life changer. 
      Sam Waller got married at age 16. Then they had a child. Then came another big life changer. 
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    • School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

      School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:13 GMT
      Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
      Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
    • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

      Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:01:58 GMT
      Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.
      Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
    • More than 30 teens escape from detention center

      More than 30 teens escape from detention center

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:52:03 GMT
      A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
      More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.
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