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    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.
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    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>>

    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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    • A Micro-Brewery Is Coming To A Bossier Fire Station

      A Micro-Brewery Is Coming To A Bossier Fire Station

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:41:17 GMT
      In 1963 Bossier City Fire Fighters tried to save the lives of two sewage workers. It was a sad day because the workers died along with 2 veteran fire fighters, Larry Baldwin and Royce Glen Vogel. Today a huge maple tree stands as a memorial to those fire fighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The tree sits in front of one of the oldest fire station built in bossier city on Barksdale Blvd. back in the early 1950's. The station has been abandoned for quite some time now but ther...
      In 1963 Bossier City Fire Fighters tried to save the lives of two sewage workers. It was a sad day because the workers died along with 2 veteran fire fighters, Larry Baldwin and Royce Glen Vogel. Today a huge maple tree stands as a memorial to those fire fighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The tree sits in front of one of the oldest fire station built in bossier city on Barksdale Blvd. back in the early 1950's. The station has been abandoned for quite some time now but ther...
    • Shreveport and Bossier low water sales leave city coffers dry

      Shreveport and Bossier low water sales leave city coffers dry

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:49:22 GMT
      A relatively mild summer with well timed rainfalls has been a welcome break from the usual heat waves of July and August -- but for those who make money off hot weather, the summer trend can make them sweat.
      A relatively mild summer with well timed rainfalls has been a welcome break from the usual heat waves of July and August -- but for those who make money off hot weather, the summer trend can make them sweat.
    • Hope you make it! ---Gavin: Shreveport Boy Inspires Troops

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

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:48:08 GMT
      © Hope you make it.  Gavin© Hope you make it. Gavin
      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.  
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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.
    • 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. 
    • 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.
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    • Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:45:26 GMT
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
    • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:45:15 GMT
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...
    • Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

      Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

      Saturday, August 23 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:04:54 GMT
      Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
      Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
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