Our Military

Proudly serving the Ark-La-Tex region for more than 80 years, Barksdale Air Force Base is in the northwest corner of Louisiana in Bossier City.


Welcome to Shreveport-Bossier City   This northwest part of Louisiana likes to bill itself as “Louisiana’s Other Side,” meaning that the flavor of life i

Getting To and Around

In 2007, Money Magazine rated Shreveport as one of America’s best places to live, based in part on its efficient highway system. Add to

Housing and Real Estate

The Dense Pine Woodlands and lazy rivers and bayous of the Shreveport-Bossier City region offer newcomers an ideal place to call home. Residents of northwest

Employment & Economy

Barksdale Air Force Base Civilian Opportunities   Federal Jobs Visit  to search for Department of Defense jobs at Barksdale Air Force Base. You ca

Health Care

There are many health care services in Shreveport-Bossier City for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established

Family Resources

State of Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections Nonemergency 225-925-6006 The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and

Education and Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system i


Locals say they have the best of both worlds in Shreveport-Bossier City, enjoying big-city services without giving up that small-town feel. Take a dip i


A living legend: Retired Col. dePyssler turns 100

Story by Amn Jacob Wrightsman on 07/22/2019 With 38 years as an active duty military member, 39 years as a volunteer and serving in four

Major award: Officer named for innovation in diversity

Story by Antoinette Smith on 07/18/2019 This year the Air Force Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Program honored one of Air Force Global Strike Command's very

All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

Story by A1C Brandon Esau on 07/11/2019 A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall

Best of the pest: Barksdale pest management gears up for summer

Story by Amn Jacob Wrightsman on 07/03/2019 As another blistering Louisiana summer comes into full effect, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron pest management shop gear

Getting down and dirty

Story by SrA Stuart Bright on 06/27/2019 It's after four in the afternoon and Airmen from the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron Pavements and Heavy Equipment

Global Strike Challenge 2019 kicks off

Story by 2nd Lt. Victoria Wright on 06/27/2019 The 2019 Global Strike Challenge kicked off this week with a bomber maintenance competition at Minot AFB,
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