Military

  KSLA Salutes: Major Frances Mercado

Her 13 years of service soon had her doing everything from working as a professional military instructor to currently serving as an intercontinental ballistic missile operator with Global Strike Command.

  KSLA Salutes: Air Force Hispanic Heritage Luncheon

  KSLA Salutes: The Master Instructor

  Boil advisory issued for BAFB’s main base

  KSLA Salutes: Surviving the crash

23 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby

  World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 7 reported dead

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Louisiana agencies honor families of service members killed in line of duty

Your name can go to Mars, but you must act now

1 dead, 3 injured following Blackhawk crash at Fort Polk training center; name of deceased released

Grandson who stole purple heart recipient’s medals after double homicide to serve 120 years in prison

  KSLA Salutes: Shooting for Woody’s Home for Veterans

  Veterans Celebration Committee to honor 11 veterans

Helicopter in fatal crash at Fort Polk was on way to pick up soldier with heat-related injury

A helicopter accident at Fort Polk has left one crew member dead

  KSLA Salutes: Honoring Tech Sgt. Joshua Kidd

The community has worked hard to honor and remember Kidd’s life.

America’s only active duty female-owned brewery opens in Columbus

Chattabrewchee is 100 percent veteran-owned and is America’s only active-duty female-veteran owned brewery.

Texas WWII veteran asks for 100 cards for his 100th birthday

A Texas World War II veteran is turning 100 soon, and he’d like nothing more than to hear from you for his birthday.

Overton Brooks VA honors POW/MIA with remembrance ceremony

Barksdale Air Force Base airmen run to Honor the Fallen

  KSLA Salutes: Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 celebrates its 100th birthday

US Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

  KSLA Salutes: Baking the next bite

  Many recall ‘flashbulb memories’ of 9/11 terrorist attacks

BAFB airman among 7 suspected of having child porn

He is charged with 75 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Louisiana National Guard aviators to deploy to Afghanistan

More than 50 guardsmen with the Louisiana National Guard will deploy to Afghanistan starting this week.

South Carolina airmen look to sample cuisine while here

The members of the 20th Fighter Wing said they hope to go home this weekend

  KSLA Salutes: Writing the next chapter

After Kristine Goodfellow's best friend and their family moved to another Air Force base in 2001 — she decided it was time to write her first book.

  Air Force jets seek refuge at Barksdale Air Force Base

More than 50 F-16 Vipers evacuated Thursday from their base in South Carolina

Military takes precautions as Dorian threatens ships, planes

The U.S. Military is taking precautions as Hurricane Dorian threatens ships and planes based on Virginia's coast

  KSLA Salutes: Brigadier General Gerald Goodfellow

The former weapons system officer currently holds the world record for the fastest nonstop flight around the world with refueling in the B-1 Bomber.

  KSLA Salutes: Marine hits the road to try and erase race

Carlen Charleston decided he wanted to spend the next three years traveling across the country sharing more about his non-profit “ERASE Races: The American Unity Movement.”

  KSLA Salutes: Staff Sgt. Latasha Andrew

“We have 5,300 active-duty personnel here. I make sure that everybody comes in on time to get their dental exams and treatments done.”

  KSLA Salutes: Serving in the skies

These days — if Cody McNeely’s not flying Blackhawks with the National Guard — he’s inside a Life Air Rescue helicopter transporting the injured to ArkLaTex hospitals.

Louisiana deputy dies while serving with Army Reserve

Governor releases statement mourning his death in Saudi Arabia

  Barksdale AFB facility officially named after Tech Sgt. Joshua Kidd

On Friday morning Tech Sergeant Joshua Kidd's family, friends and fellow Airmen all came together to honor him.

  KSLA Salutes: Shreveport Area Radio Kontrol Society

If you’ve ever wanted to fly a plane, there’s a club that lets you do just that all from the ground.

KSLA Salutes: NWLA art teacher creates historic mural inside school

The mural depicts the iconic photograph of the moment six United States Marines raised the American Flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

  KSLA Salutes: Barksdale trains new dentists in advanced program

"Residency blew my expectations out of the water,” one new dentist says

Bill to expand American Legion membership heads to President Trump’s desk

The LEGION Act would give hundreds of thousands of veterans access to American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible, according to Legion.org.

Fleet Reserve Association holding a $5,000 essay contest

Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit a 350-word or less essay centered around their theme “What My Vote Will Mean to Me.”

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore addresses political rally in Shreveport

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore attracted people to a rally on this Friday night in Shreveport.

  Barksdale Air Force dentists graduate from training

The new graduates will head out to their new bases in England, Korea, Texas, Missouri and Colorado.

  KSLA Salutes: Navy veteran builds custom models for veterans

What started out as a hobby five years ago, quickly grew into full scale job. Since he's started, he's made nearly 300 models mostly for veterans.

East Texas World War II veteran turns 100

A celebration of a century of life in East Texas, for a member of the greatest generation. Hundreds of friends and family turned out in Ore city today to wish a happy 100-th birthday to 'Hosea McCain' , affectionately know in town as 'grampa'.

Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program graduates 171 cadets

Cadets from 64 different Louisiana parishes became graduates of the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

  KSLA Salutes: Col. Steve dePyssler celebrates his 100th birthday

The party will feature speakers including Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Louisiana Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy.

  KSLA Salutes: From clay to bronze

“There may be five monuments to women veterans from all five services in our whole United States of America. This is the first one for Louisiana and the first for this whole section of the country so this is historical.”

Barksdale Air Force Base family remembers slain airman

Hoban Hall was filled with emotions and tears Monday as members of the Barksdale community came together to remember Tech. Sgt. Perry Bailey.

VA MISSION Act allows veterans to access urgent cares

The VA MISSION Act allows vets to go to any urgent care or walk-in care provider in the VA's network.

Texas soldier killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Defense announced that a soldier from Texas died in Afghanistan.

  Funeral services announced for slain BAFB airman

Bailey was killed in a shooting in south Shreveport on June 30. Also killed was Brandan C. Brown of Bossier City.

  ArkLaTex residents celebrate Fourth of July with food, fun, fireworks

“Mr. America” joins hundreds of others for annual party on the parkway

  Experts offer ways to cope with PTSD during Fourth of July fireworks

Pyrotechnics can trigger anxiety, panic attack or flashback in combat veterans who have PTSD

  Congressional delegates tour Barksdale, report the Air Force base in thriving

"It's impossible to overstate the importance of Barksdale to the defense of the free world."

  Slain Barksdale airman was “an outstanding paramedic," base official says

He's one of two men fatally shot at a Shreveport residence

  KSLA Salutes: Purple Heart Lost and Found

It’s our country’s oldest and most recognized service medal.Since 1932, 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded.

OBVAMC to observe PTSD Awareness Day

On Thursday, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center plans to recognize June 27 as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day.

  Shreveport welcomes members from sister city

On Monday, Shreveport City Leaders welcomed city officials from the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

  KSLA Staycations: North Louisiana Military Museum

The 4,000 square foot two story building opened to the public back in 1995, and has been running for the last 27 years.

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

It's back to the moon for brands from Omega to Budweiser marking 50 years since Apollo 11

Flag Day ceremony held at NWLA Veterans Home

The Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Bossier City held a Flag Day event this morning.

New law cuts wait times for veterans, allows them to see doctors not with the VA

Great news for veterans and their healthcare: a new law cuts wait times and gives them a lot more options.

  KSLA Salutes: Vet recalls storming the beaches of Normandy

An ArkLaTex World War II veteran recalls what it was like to storm the beaches of Normandy 75 years later and shares his story with others.

Transportation department announces program to help veterans, reservists find trucking jobs

A new pilot program that aims at helping veterans get into the trucking industry is taking applications.

  Memorial Day Honor Ceremony May 30 in Shreveport

The event recognizes Memorial Day’s original date of May 30.

Governor signs Clardy’s bill to help military personnel gain law enforcement certificates easier

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed his approval for a law authored by a Nacogdoches state representative which allows those who served in the military to receive credit toward becoming a law enforcement officer.

  Crowd gathers for Memorial Day observance in Keithville

Honor, remember and "never forget"

  Memorial Day deals, events in the ArkLaTex

As people across the nation honor the fallen on Memorial Day, events will be held in the ArkLaTex.

Free oil changes for veterans, active military at Gateway Tire & Service Center

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 25.

Steals and deals for Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

  Carry the Load relay team stops in ArkLaTex

"It’s the emotional weight I carry. For some of us, Memorial Day is every day”

  Veterans Job & Resource Fair to be held in Bossier City

The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will hold a Veterans' Job and Resource Fair on Tuesday.

  IHOP to offer $1 pancakes, sales benefit military children

Proceeds will go towards children of veterans.

Study rates best, worst states for military retirees

With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as Memorial Day facts.

  ‘Tora, Tora, Tora!’ delivers moving history lesson during Barksdale air show

Re-creation of attack on Pearl Harbor memorializes all who gave their lives

  Big crowds expected for ‘Defenders of Liberty’ air show at BAFB

The Defenders of Liberty air show is Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Accident kills soldier, hurts 12 during training exercise at JRTC/Fort Polk

The accident involved two M1113 Humvees

  Louisiana governor addresses national cybersecurity summit in Shreveport

I-20 corridor in Louisiana now one of fastest-growing cybersecurity regions in the nation, he says

#MakeSocksGreatAgain: La. lieutenant governor sports Trump socks during president’s visit to Louisiana

President Donald Trump toured Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish Tuesday, May 14, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was sure to show off his choice of socks to the president.

Loophole is setting convicted military rapists free; Congressman introduces bill to close it

An Air Force veteran is teaming up with a U.S. congressman to end the loophole allowing convicted rapists in the military to be freed.

  Regenerated B-52 “Wise Guy” arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base

The bomber joins "Ghost Rider" in being resurrected from "boneyard" in Arizona