KSLA Salutes

  KSLA Salutes: Putting the ‘bite’ in fight

Putting the ‘bite’ in fight. Airmen in the dental flight are often referred to as the unsung heroes, aiding airmen of every rank in the best oral habits.

  OBVAMC Homeless Programs helps veterans ‘gear up’ for winter

Remains of southeast Oklahoma man being returned to family

Local dental office collecting candy for troops

KSLA SALUTES: Air Force veteran honored 50 years after his heroic efforts in the skies over Vietnam

OBVAMC Celebrates Veterans Day

Two Air Force colonels prove love conquers all

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KSLA Salutes: Hero of the Day

Military mom treats daughters to a homecoming on Halloween

KSLA Salutes: WWII Veteran, Daisy Kime

Chaos mid-flight: Louisiana native explains what happened during a fiery emergency landing

Herschel Walker visits BAFB to share his struggles with mental health issues

Exclusive: Louisiana Governor talks military career, KSLA Salutes Governor John Bel Edwards

  Giving back to those who paved the way

Giving back to those who paved the way. A group of active duty airmen from Barksdale have made it their mission to visit the men and women at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans home.

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center showing improved care for veterans

An annual Veterans Affairs report shows Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) improved over the last year in quality of services provided to veterans.

  KSLA Salutes: Bronze Star recipient, Lloyd McKenzie

Army veteran Lloyd McKenzie reflects on his time in Vietnam.

Golden Age Athletes poppin’ their way to Alaska

You can find Shelton “Popcorn” McCrainey and his team members every Thursday on the first floor of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. Just follow your nose.

VA hospital to hold mental health summit at museum

KSLA Salutes: 2nd Bomb Wing Commander Col. Michael Miller

BAFB honoring POW/MIAs with 24 hour run

Women Veterans of the Ark-La-Tex Fall Fundraiser for monument fund

307th Bomb Wing welcomes new wing command chief

Daughter of WWI flying ace to take flight on a B-52

Accolades keep coming for ArkLaTex Golden Age Games athletes

The accolades keep coming for the ArkLaTex veterans who took part in this years National Golden Age Games (NVGAG) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Together as one, to honor the brave

The Athens Veterans Therapy Garden gives the small town of Athens hope for a brighter future as the town has found a way to unite as one, to honor the brave.

NWLA Lawmaker recalls his time in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks

Louisiana Representative Kenny Cox was assigned to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, with the U.S Army. He was inside the pentagon during the attacks. Lt. Col. Cox (Ret.) shares his story of survival and helping others.

BAFB to host military aircraft as Hurricane Florence zeroes in on the East Coast

Barksdale Air Force Base is set to host a large number of military aircraft this week to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Florence.

Texarkana U.S. Marine Corps League holds 9/11 memorial

Silence filled the air this morning at Texarkana Regional Airport as leaders here joined other airports across the country in remembering the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

KSLA Salutes: World War II Exhibit opens at Shreveport Museum

The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, highlights the major impact and contributions from the state in wartime.

Barksdale Airman embodies ‘service before self’, named 2018’s Airman of the Year

Service before self — that’s exactly how one Air Force pilot sees his military service, finding time and ways to give back in communities around the globe.

Golden Age Games athletes bring home the hardware

There's a little more excitement filling the gym at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport. Some veterans there are embracing a healthier lifestyle and have the hardware to prove it.

BAFB Cinderella and Prince Charming Project

Check your closet! Do you have formal dresses or suits that you are never going to wear again? Barksdale Air Force Base needs your help.

KSLA Salutes: Reunion held for Vietnam veterans involved in Operation Linebacker II

A special group of Vietnam veterans gathered for a reunion this past weekend at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Texas native takes command of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

"I couldn't be happier with such a historic unit to be taking over. It's steeped in history and heritage starting in World War II."

KSLA Salutes: WWII Veteran John Hay

From small towns in Texas and Louisiana to sailing the open water — World War Two veteran John Hay has seen it all.

Physicians & suicide, a growing epidemic

Suicide and doctors — it's the dark side of the profession that's on the rise.

Local DAV Chapter gives big boost to female veteran monument fund

The local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans made a big donation towards the fund raising efforts for a female veterans monument.

EDITORIAL: Please donate your gently used school uniforms

Many kids stay home or start school late because their families don't have the money to buy uniforms. However, you can help. Here's how.

Donated software helps transform classrooms

Free software to teachers and students across seven northwest Louisiana parishes is making a difference in the way some kids are learning.

KSLA Salutes: BAFB's Airman's Attic

As the price of clothing and other necessities increase, there is one group that strives to lessen that burden on military families — it's called the Airman's Attic.

KSLA Salutes: NWLA Veterans Home

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs operates five veterans homes located across Louisiana, designed specifically for providing the best care possible for our nation's veterans.

Shreveport MEPS holds change of command

The Shreveport Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) is under new command.

NWLA Highway dedication set to honor Mansfield soldier KIA

A stretch of road in Mansfield will soon be renamed to honor the life and legacy of an ArkLaTex soldier killed in action.

World War II veteran Olan Wise dies; he was 100 years old

His funeral is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Benton. The service will be preceded by visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton.

KSLA Salutes: 8AF Commander, Maj. Gen. Bussiere

Major General Thomas Bussiere has had his eyes on the sky since his 16th Birthday.

Remembering the crew of 'RAIDR 21'

Standing room only Friday morning,  at the Barksdale Global Power Museum, as Barksdale Air Force Base held a remembrance ceremony for the crew of the "Louisiana Fire."

KSLA Salutes the 'Pipes' of the 307th Bomb Wing

When you think of the opera you don't typically think of the Air Force, however there is a airman with the 307th Bomb Wing on Barksdale Air Force Base who combines both worlds with one powerful voice.  His name is Tim Pastore, his call sign is 'Pipes,' and it's obvious why.  Pastore joined the Air Force in 1985 and worked on the A-10s before stepping away from the military and doing what he calls soul searching.  "I love being an air reserve technician.

EDITORIAL: What will it take? And who needs to step up?

What do you think it is going to take to make our neighborhoods safer? And who do you think needs to step up to make it happen?

Welcome home: 11 Barksdale airmen return from Guam

Welcome home, airmen!

KSLA Salutes: Heroes return home Saturday

The ArkLaTex has a big reason to celebrate this weekend. Saturday, the Louisiana National Guard will welcome home soldiers with the 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion.

Shreveport church collecting donations for troops

Troops overseas will soon get special care packages from one Shreveport church.

BAFB Airman named "Airman of the Year" by AirForce Times

An Airman at Barksdale Air Force Base is making waves after being named as 2018's Airman of the Year.

KSLA Salutes: WWII veteran, Bronze Star recipient Roy Buckner

They were four men who fought and served in World War II, of whom only three returned home. They were the Texas Band of Brothers. Now only one remains. And 96-year-old Marine Corps platoon Sgt. Roy Buckner, a Bronze Star recipient, has managed to condense a lifetime of memories into one book.

Funeral services announced for Broken Bow Marine, Jordan Smith

Funeral services for a 19-year-old Broken Bow Marine will be held on Wednesday, June 27 in Oklahoma.

Sorority donates fans to NWLA Veterans Cemetery

A generous donation to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will help keep families and friends cool during services and other programs in the heat of the summer.  The Shreveport Alumnae Chapter, of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., donated two 30" barrel fans Thursday, June 21.

KSLA Salutes: Texas soldier killed during WWII to be buried in hometown Saturday

A soldier killed in Germany during World War II will finally be laid to rest in his family's cemetery this weekend. Army Staff Sgt. Leo Husak was killed in action in 1945.

KSLA Salutes: BAFB Chute shop, 'The last to let you down'

There's a select group of airmen on Barksdale that serve as the lifeline to those who fly in the sky. They're often the unsung heroes in times of emergency.

KSLA Salutes: Vietnam Veteran Ernest DeWolf, Jr

At 17-years-old, Ernest DeWolf, Jr enlisted in the U. S. Air Force.

BAFB 2BW under new command

More than 500 airmen and community leaders filled a hanger at Barksdale Air Force Base Monday, to witness the ceremonial change of command for the 2nd Bomb Wing.

LA. Gov proclaims "Louisiana Women Veterans Day"

On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed June 12 as Louisiana Women Veterans Day.

KSLA Salutes: Surviving Vietnam and saving lives at home

A Vietnam veteran came home with the goal to save lives back in the states after a near brush with death before even heading overseas.

Veterans group presents $26K in scholarships to 19 students

An ArkLaTex veterans group presented $26,000 in scholarship to 19 graduating seniors during a banquet Saturday night at Barksdale Air Force Base.