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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>>

    Former Miss Barksdale shipped out for ugly duty in World War II Video included

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    Part of the war effort that brought victory for the Allies in Europe 69 years ago was Dorothy Kneipp.  More>>

    April 24,1990 Barksdale Air Force Band for Holiday in Dixie Video included

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    From the KTBS3 Video Vault: Back in April 24,1990 they were preparing for the Barksdale Air Force Band Concert with groups called "Mighty Eighth" and "Silver Wings". They preformed during Holiday in Dixie. More>>

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    • 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.
    • Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II

      Fred Moffitt got down to business after World War II

      Sunday, July 13 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:33:00 GMT
      Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business. You could say it turned out.
      Fred Moffitt left high school to help fight for our country in World War II, then came back to finish getting an education and going into business. You could say it turned out.
    • Edwin Davis found Christianity on the battlefield in World War II

      Edwin Davis found Christianity on the battlefield in World War II

      Sunday, July 6 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-07 02:24:37 GMT
      Edwin Davis says he was not a Christian when he went into World War II. But something he found on the battlefield changed that.While fighting his way through Italy as a leader for a machine gun platoon, Davis made a chilling discovery.
      Edwin Davis says he was not a Christian when he went into World War II. But something he found on the battlefield changed that.While fighting his way through Italy as a leader for a machine gun platoon, Davis made a chilling discovery.
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    • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

      Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:56:19 GMT
      A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court...
      A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    • Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3

      Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:55:19 GMT
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
    • Ohio State marching band director fired

      Ohio State marching band director fired

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:55:03 GMT
      Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.
      Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in...
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    • TXDOT campaign urges safe driving

      TXDOT campaign urges safe driving

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:47:29 GMT
      The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways. 
      The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways. 
    • Poll shows Hillary Clinton frontrunner in Florida

      Poll shows Hillary Clinton frontrunner in Florida

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:14:08 GMT
      Florida voters would prefer Hillary Clinton take over the White House in 2016, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.
      Florida voters would prefer Hillary Clinton take over the White House in 2016, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.
    • BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

      BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:57:06 GMT
      The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.
      The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.
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