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Barksdale AIr Show Is Set For May 2 and 3; Blue Angels Featured

The 2015 Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show is set for Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. This annual event, led by a partnership between the Shreveport Bossier Military Affairs Council and Barksdale Air Force Base personnel, is a favorite for both locals and visitors to the area.

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Former Barksdale Airman Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn

22-year-old Isaac Boger was on active duty in January of last year when law enforcement authorities detected multiple files containing child pornography being downloaded at his residence on Barksdale.

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Six Wounded Warriors Headed to Bossier City Next Weekend – Can You Help Them?

Six soldiers from around the country are coming to Shreveport-Bossier next weekend for a Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt at Barksdale Air Force Base...and they need your help. 

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Barksdale Leaders Say Husband and Wife Involved in Clarence Street Shooting Are Staff Sergeants

BAFB releases statement about yesterday morning's shooting on Clarence.

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Woman Asks Husband to Shoot Her So She Can Avoid Military Deployment

Woman convinces husband to shoot her so she wouldn't have to deploy with the Air Force.

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Eighth Air Force Museum Association Announces Date for Spring Dinner

A date has been set for the Eighth Air Force Museum Association Distinguished Speaker Series Dinner. Officials at Barksdale Air Force Base say the spring dinner is scheduled for May 12th at the Eldorado Resort Casino in Shreveport

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Senator Vitter On KEEL Morning News Today [AUDIO]

U.S. Senator David Vitter was a guest this morning on KEEL Morning News with James Stanley & Anne Moore.  James spoke with the Senator about the proposed Pentagon cuts that will eliminate a squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, about how he feels about the Republican Presidential hopefuls and high gasoline prices.

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Thunderbirds Are Coming Back

You might want to mark these days on your calendar.  April 21-22nd will be the "Defender's of Liberty" air show at Barksdale this year. 

 

Even greater news is that the Air Force Thunderbirds will return to entertain the crowd.   More than 200 thousand people are expected to attend this year's event.  The Thunderbirds were he

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Train Hits Van in Bossier City

Traffic was a mess along Barksdale Boulevard, near the entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base’s west gate around midday Monday afternoon.

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You Might See Lots Of Smoke At Barksdale Today

You might see lots of smoke out at Barksdale Air Force Base today. There's no need to worry.

The base is conducting a controlled burn on the East Reservation between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Firefighters will closely monitor the fires to make sure they don't get out of control

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