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Barksdale Air Force Base Gets Visit from USSA Athletes, Paralympic Curler

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Military Mentorship Program, an initiative of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), will host two of the nation’s top athletes at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana, during an event held through June 5.

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Released From Five-Year Captivity in Afghanistan

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Americans learned that Idaho native Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been released in Afghanistan after being held prisoner for nearly five years. He was exchanged for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who will now be sent to Qatar.

"On behalf of the American people I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return," President Obama said in a statement distributed by the White House.

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2014 Memorial Day Ceremonies in Shreveport-Bossier

There are a lot of local events coming up in observance of Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 26.

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Watch Marines Sing ‘Let It Go’ from “Frozen” [Video]

Have you ever doubted the impact of the song "Let It Go" from the hit Disney movie "Frozen"? This video of a group of US Marines singing the mega-popular song will make you a believer.

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Barksdale Air Show: The View From Northgate Road

Traffic was backed up all the way down Northgate Road in Bossier City during the Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show.

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Barksdale Air Show Draws Tens of Thousands of Visitors

The 2014 Barksdale Air Show was a huge success with Ark-La-Tex residents.

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New Campaign Ad Bashes Landrieu for Obamacare Support [Video]

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity has launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign against Senator Mary Landrieu, in which Marine veteran Christopher Schiff blames her for the disruption of his family’s health insurance.

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Barskdale Official: Air Show Will Be ‘Flexible’ for Potential Bad Weather

Barksdale Air Show organizers have a plan should storms hit the Shreveport-Bossier area.

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Photo: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagan Jr.
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How Much Do You Know About Barksdale Air Force Base?

Did you know that when ground was broken on Barksdale Air Force Base, that airships/zeppelins were still in use? It's true. In fact, Hangars 1 and 2 on the base were constructed large enough to accommodate them.

Take our quiz and test your knowledge on the history of Barksdale Air Force Base.

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Barksdale Hosts Veterans and Families at Luncheon

About 500 military veterans and their family members were honored at the 36th Annual Veterans Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Purple Heart Luncheon at Barksdale Air Force Base.

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