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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>>

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      Super PAC'S Pouring Millions $$$$ into Louisiana Political Races

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:00:26 GMT
      The eyes of the nation will be on Louisiana this November as the Senate race for the seat currently held by Mary Landrieu will be up for grabs. The outcome could determine who will control the United States Senate... Democrats or Republicans. With the stakes so high for both parties, millions of dollars have been flooding the state of Louisiana from outside, mostly from organizations called "Super PAC's".
      The eyes of the nation will be on Louisiana this November as the Senate race for the seat currently held by Mary Landrieu will be up for grabs. The outcome could determine who will control the United States Senate... Democrats or Republicans. With the stakes so high for both parties, millions of dollars have been flooding the state of Louisiana from outside, mostly from organizations called "Super PAC's".
    • Birth behind bars

      Birth behind bars

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:46:52 GMT
      When Shenikia Hall appears in Caddo court next week, the pregnant woman will ask the judge to lower her bond so she doesn't have to have her child while in Caddo Correctional Center custody.
      When Shenikia Hall appears in Caddo court next week, the pregnant woman will ask the judge to lower her bond so she doesn't have to have her child while in Caddo Correctional Center custody.
    • Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths

      Bossier Parish EMS working to educate residents about preventable infant deaths

      Sunday, August 17 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:12:12 GMT
      (Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)(Photo source: Erin Buchanan/KTBS 3 News)
      The call comes in -- infant unconcious, not breathing. First responders speed to the home, only to find that it's too late.
      The call comes in -- infant unconcious, not breathing. First responders speed to the home, only to find that it's too late.
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    • 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.
    • World War II could not deter Arthur Williams from supporting his mom

      World War II could not deter Arthur Williams from supporting his mom

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:08:09 GMT
      Arthur Williams was left to support his mother when he was in the seventh grade. At age 18 came his draft notice, and he was off to World War II. But he was still helping his mom because all his pay went to her. They would reunite three years later, though their time together was tragically cut short.
      Arthur Williams was left to support his mother when he was in the seventh grade. At age 18 came his draft notice, and he was off to World War II. But he was still helping his mom because all his pay went to her. They would reunite three years later, though their time together was tragically cut short.
    • 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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    • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:34:00 GMT
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people...
    • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

      Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:23:56 GMT
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    • Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:15:23 GMT
      A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
      A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen....
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