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    © "Hope you make it." ----Gavin © "Hope you make it." ----Gavin

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

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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>>

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

    © Hope you make it.  Gavin © Hope you make it. Gavin
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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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    • Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor

      Bossier Parish officials grapple with growth, plan new north-south corridor

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:25:45 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      Keeping up with growth in Bossier Parish has been a long and winding road. After many twists and turns, officials are now on the straight-away for a major artery through the parish.
      Keeping up with growth in Bossier Parish has been a long and winding road. After many twists and turns, officials are now on the straight-away for a major artery through the parish.
    • Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

      Confusion Remains Surrounding Sex Offender Photos Law

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:30:10 GMT
      Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton's law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them. At the end of last school year KTBS spot checked 4 local schools. 1 in Bossier and 3 in Caddo, most were not in compliance with the law. 
      Confusion, mis-information or no information continue to be a theme for Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton's law on posting sex offender photos in schools where *kids* can see them. At the end of last school year KTBS spot checked 4 local schools. 1 in Bossier and 3 in Caddo, most were not in compliance with the law. 
    • Latest guidelines for well woman exams

      Latest guidelines for well woman exams

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:42:02 GMT
      For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection.
      For women, getting your well woman exam can mean the difference between life and death. Doctors save thousands of lives each year by early cancer detection.
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    • Milton McFerrin put to the test stateside to help win World War II

      Milton McFerrin put to the test stateside to help win World War II

      Monday, August 25 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:00:06 GMT
      Milton McFerrin wanted to go overseas and fight in World War II. It didn't matter if it was Europe or the Pacific. But it didn't happen. He was stateside in the Army Air Corp. But his work did help our men win on the battlefields.
      Milton McFerrin wanted to go overseas and fight in World War II. It didn't matter if it was Europe or the Pacific. But it didn't happen. He was stateside in the Army Air Corp. But his work did help our men win on the battlefields.
    • 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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    • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:18:48 GMT
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off...
    • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:17 GMT
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by...
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former...
    • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:16 GMT
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
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