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Steve dePyssler, courtesy of BSO Lt. Bill Davis
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Happy 95th Birthday to Retired Air Force Col. Steve dePyssler

It was a big weekend for a retired Air Force Colonel. More than 200 people gathered at Barksdale Air Force Base to say "thank you" and celebrate Steve dePyssler's 95th birthday.

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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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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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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagán Jr.
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Barksdale Air Force Base Cancels Sunday’s Air Show

Barksdale Air Force Base has cancelled Sunday's Barksdale Air Show event due to expected severe weather.

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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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Barksdale Air Show Weekend: What’s It Like to Fly at 1,000 MPH? (Video)

The Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Air Show weekend is traditionally one of the biggest in the Ark-La-Tex. This year, the return of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is expected to make it one of the most successful ever.

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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 Air Force Base Defenders of Liberty Air Show Returns

After being scrapped last year due to federal sequester cuts, the Barksdale Air Force Base Defenders of Liberty Air Show is back on for 2014. Air Show Director Warren Carroll tells KEEL News the favorites we saw in 2012 will be making appearances.

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Shreveport-Bossier Businesses Offer Military Discounts

Local businesses are offering military personnel at least a 10% discount this holiday season.

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