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Rep. Fleming Doesn’t Expect Sequester Deal; Barksdale Shouldn’t Be Too Hurt

Minden Congressman John Fleming doesn't think there will be a deal in place on the upcoming sequester cuts.  He tells KEEL News that he voted against the original bill, Budget Control Act of 2011, because he knew a day like today would come where Republicans and Democrats cannot come together with a plan to avert the sequester spending cuts.

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Fleming & Vitter: Sequestration Likely; Unlikely to Affect Barksdale

March 1st is a big day in Washington: it is Sequestration Day.  It is part two of the fiscal cliff debate.  Part one involved the nation's taxes and now part two involves the nation's spending.  If Congress does not come up with a spending cut plan by that date, automatic spending cuts would take effect, but the Louisiana representation in Washington says Barksdale may not be hurt

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Women In Military Combat Roles

It's a major change in military policy: no more ban on women serving in combat.  That's what's expected today from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.  It will open up thousands of fighting jobs to female service members

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BlackBerry photo by John Lee
BlackBerry photo by John Lee
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Barksdale Museum Name Change Official

It's had a long and storied history -- spanning more than thirty years -- but the Eighth Air Force Museum is no more! No, it hasn't closed -- it's now the Barksdale Global Power Museum and it's a very popular place.

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Senator Vitter
Senator Vitter
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Vitter Says He Will Support Nominee

Louisiana U.S. Senator David Vitter says he's received a commitment from General Mark Welsh to keep Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB.

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Barksdale Launches New Civilian Pay System

Barksdale Air Force Base is among the first in the country to implement a new standardized pay system for civilian employees. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System - or ATAAPS, for short - will eliminate the old paper time cards still used by some bases.

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David Lacerte, deputy secretary Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs
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Shreveport Cares for Veterans With More Than Money

 
David Lacerte, deputy secretary Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs
At a veterans affairs news conference in Shreveport Tuesday,  veterans and citizens alike were present to hear about what's being done for  active and retired military men and women.

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Top Military Advisors Visit Barksdale Air Force Base [Audio][Photos]

Barksdale Air Force Base got a visit from a Joint Chiefs of Staff Senior Enlisted Advisor and a Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leader this  week.

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Rep. Fleming On KEEL Morning News Today [AUDIO]

Louisiana's 4th Congressional Rep., Dr. John Fleming, joined me this morning on KEEL Morning News to bring us up to speed on a couple of his passions; Military and Natural Resources.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Senior Advisor to Visit Barksdale

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), will visit Barksdale AFB, La. May 20 - 23.

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