Military

Watch Col. Steven dePyssler’s memorial here

Memorial services will begin for the late Col. Steven dePyssler on Friday morning.

  Retired Air Force Col. Steven dePyssler remembered for his service, commitment to his country

National Guardsman from Westlake found dead at Texas base

  BAFB to conduct active shooter exercise on July 8

Veteran’s trek across Arkansas brings him to Texarkana

USS KIDD will not host Fourth of July celebrations due to COVID-19

  KSLA Salutes: Lt. Col Quincy Rhinehart, 2nd Operations Support Squadron commander

Continued Coverage

La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs launches letter-writing program to help support vets during pandemic

  KSLA Salutes: Air Force veteran recalls protesting at Grambling State in 1967

  KSLA Salutes: 96-year-old recalls training pilots during World War II

California sheriff: Air Force sergeant in ambush ‘very intent’ on killing police

  KSLA Salutes: Commanding the Post

  COVID-19 pandemic alters Memorial Day observances

Archaeologists recover remains of soldiers after landslide at Vicksburg National Cemetery

Archeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center worked to recover the remains of soldiers after a section of the Vicksburg National Cemetery collapsed due to a landslide.

  KSLA Salutes: Honoring the late Army Sgt. Craig Nelson

"As Gold Star Families ... that’s really all we ask. Just don’t forget them”

  KSLA Salutes: Shreveport VA hosts Memorial Day hot dog drive-thru Friday

The VA handed out around 600 hot dogs to veterans, and they also provided them with free reusable masks.

Barksdale Air Force Base eases restrictions

Barksdale Air Force Base is lifting the restrictions that only allowed mission-critical personnel on the base.

  KSLA Salutes: COVID-19 impacts National Guard Youth Challenge Program

Retirees regain limited access to BAFB commissary, BX

BAFB commander extends health emergency declaration

  KSLA Salutes: LaTech students, professor create new N-95 mask

  KSLA Salutes: The Flyover

  Month of the Military Child: Wheeler/McClain siblings

  Month of the Military Child: Drew Millen

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Trevor Greenwood

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Paige Helfinstine

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  ArkLaTex E.R. nurse given military sendoff at funeral

49-year-old Michael Marceaux gave his life, fighting against the deadly virus that claimed his life.On Friday, his family laid to rest the 22-year Air Force veteran.

  Month of the Military Child: Naomi & Andrew Boothe

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  KSLA Salutes: Air Force Reservist heads to New York to help fight against COVID-19

“We are trained to serve our community here domestically and abroad so it wasn’t a shock to me when I got the call that I would be needed."

  Month of the Military Child: Cadeyn & Avarey White

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Andrew Sarvis

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Nathan & Hannah Addison

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Shreveport E.R. nurse dies of COVID-19

Registered nurse Mike Marceaux has died after contracting Coronavirus while working as an emergency room nurse at Christus Highland - Shreveport, the hospital confirms for KSLA News 12.

  Month of the Military Child: Dylan Sandy

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  KSLA Salutes: BAFB launches new web series to help answer questions about COVID-19

“My favorite (question) was will we be different after this and that was a really profound discussion that is ongoing."

  Month of the Military Child: Alexandra Hutchins

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: the Ortiz sisters

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Christian & Claire Eguia

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Tani Marie & Gabriel Keyth Biacan

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex

Barksdale AFB commissary closed, will reopen on April 14

On Saturday, April 11, Barksdale Air Force Base announced that the base's commissary will close temporarily.

Barskdale AFB now requiring a form of face protection

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has instructed every person on Barksdale AFB to wear some form of face protection effective today.

  Family has questions after VA employee dies from coronavirus

A grieving family is asking if their loved one, who worked at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, was properly equipped on the job — after dying from coronavirus.

  Month of the Military Child: Carlos Espino

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Eros Carozzi

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  KSLA Salutes: The Kindness Krewe Initiative

“We need to take this time to really be showing our kindness to the world and we can do that right here from home."

  Month of the Military Child: Isabella, Lucas, Ethan & Justin

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Brinley Beening

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Charlotte Jones

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Bennett Drew

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  KSLA Salutes: The road to becoming a nurse

“You still have to go in every day with that smile on your face. You can’t go in like 'I’m sad, I’m scared, I don’t want to be here,' you know”

  Month of the Military Child: Jordon White & Karrington Matthews

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  Month of the Military Child: Brooke Johnson

Every weeknight on KSLA News 12 at 5, we are recognizing children who come from military families here in the ArkLaTex.

  KSLA Salutes: The Air Force Historian

"We write the official history of whatever echelon of command we’re assigned to."

  6 veterans, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19 at Overton Brooks VA

A total of seven people tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) according to an email sent to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center employees.

Barksdale AFB declares public health emergency

Following recent updates from national and state leaders, the Barksdale Air Force Base Installation Commander has declared a public health emergency on base.

  KSLA Salutes: The Dragon’s Lair

It's a place where Airmen have the chance to become bards, clerics, druids, monks or even paladins.

  KSLA Salutes: Montford Point Marine recounts service during World War II

Cleauthor Sanders was just 17-years-old when he left his home in Mansfield, Louisiana in 1944 to join the United States Marine Corps.

  KSLA Salutes: Dog tags fill Ruston Memorial Garden

There are over 550 dog tags of veterans who are living, currently serving, those who died in action, or who those became missing or prisoners of war.

  Shreveport VA launches new mobile app for veterans

A new app is now available for veterans to access more information about their benefits and resources.

West Point Military Academy hosts leadership workshop for students

Cadets held an all day workshop speaking to students about leadership skills, values and ethics.

  KSLA Salutes: Cinderella’s Closet marks a year on BAFB

The nonprofit lets military wives, dependents find a dress for that special event and all for free

BPCC hosting military art reception and panel discussion on Feb. 19

Panelists will discuss post traumatic stress disorder and how veterans can use are as a creative outlet to help combat it.

  KSLA Salutes: Shreveport Mudbugs visit Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

“They protect us and that’s something that’s really important for our country and that’s why we’re able to play hockey. I mean I’m thankful for it and I know all the guys here are also thankful for it.”

NSU designated as ‘Military Friendly School’

Northwestern State University has earned the 2020-21 Military School Designation — but it’s not the first time.

  KSLA Salutes: NBA legend Karl Malone visits Barksdale AFB

“I can’t even put it into words. Just being out there and having one of the masters of pick and roll use me as a somebody in the drill is pretty cool, and getting to learn from him first hand is really nice.”

100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, Cleveland Native honored during State of the Union address by President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump stopped to recognize McGee who was in the crowd at the State of the Union address.

  KSLA Salutes: NWLA military servicemen receive ‘quilts of love’

Quilts of Valor has presented over 200,000 quilts to veterans across the country.

  KSLA Salutes: New B-52 bomber mural graces downtown Mansfield

The entire mural was free handed on a 30 by 90 foot long building. It only took the artist, Matthew Yerby, 16 days to complete.

  KSLA Salutes: BPCC unveils new military art exhibit

This exhibition will be on display for the next couple of months with the hopes that it will not only spark conversation but inspire other veterans and military personnel to consider using art as an outlet.

Ex-VA pharmacist convicted of stealing veterans’ pills

She had 236 loose pills in her pocket when federal agents confronted her, federal prosecutors report

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

The next aircraft carrier to be built won't be named for a president, but instead the grandson of slaves and a son of sharecroppers.

  KSLA Salutes: BPSO Deputy splits time with the National Guard

“I actually went to basic training when I was still in high school. I was a junior when I left, came back and finished my senior year and left back to do more training.”

Remains found in North Korea identified as East Texas soldier missing since 1950

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Junior C. Evans, 20, of Hall County, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019.

  Youth Challenge Program looking for teens to take part in upcoming Camp Minden session

The Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program holds its next class at Camp Minden on February 16.

  Sen. John Kennedy to speak with KSLA News 12

Later on Wednesday, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy (Rep.) will discuss rising tensions with Iran.

  Pentagon orders six B-52s to deploy to Diego Garcia

It is not immediately clear how many of those long-range bombers hail from Barksdale Air Force Base

LSU students march 323 miles for veterans fundraiser

Seven students from Louisiana State University are on a mission to complete a 323-mile ruck march to raise money for veterans.

  Retired general, citizens support U.S. airstrike on Baghdad that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Reactions range from a retired general to the general public and most appear to support President Trump's decision.

  IN STUDIO: Munchin’ for the Monument Dinner

An upcoming benefit plans to raise money while filling your belly.

  KSLA Salutes: The USMC Liaison

In the fall of 1997, Kattie Hollay left her home for boot camp. She now works for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce as the military liaison.

  Barksdale Exchange pays 9 families’ Christmas layaway tabs

Organizers focused on military youths because they have family members deployed during holidays