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7:34 am
Tue November 11, 2014

World War II Museum Marking Veterans Day

Artist rendering of the Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II Museum.
Credit National World War II Museum

It’s Veterans Day.

The National World War II Museum is offering free admission today to all veterans.

Special events start at 10 a.m., with all veterans receiving a hand-knitted scarf in the “Knit Your Bit” program.

In 2006, the museum reached out to get hand-made knitted scarves — similar to programs enacted during World War II.

So far, the museum has received 30,000 scarves. They will be handed out to veterans from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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8:06 am
Mon November 10, 2014

New Orleans Veterans Launch Business Startup Program

The VetLaunch website.

As the nation plans events to honor veterans on Tuesday, a New Orleans nonprofit is kicking off a program aimed at helping them establish their own businesses. Five will be selected in December.

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Politics
2:28 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Jindal Seeks Reversal Of Military Funeral Cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the White House, seeking a reversal of cuts to the military funeral program run by each state's National Guard.
Beverly & Pack Flickr

Gov. Bobby Jindal says federal budget cuts will nearly eliminate the free military funerals provided to families of veterans.

Jindal is considering a 2016 presidential campaign. He sent a letter today to the White House, seeking a reversal of cuts to the military funeral program run by each state's National Guard.

The burial ceremonies can include anything from a two-man flag folding ceremony and the playing of "Taps" to a full gun salute, with no cost to the veteran's family.

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Red River Radio
4:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Shreveport Memorial Honors Hometown Navy SEALs

Two Shreveport Navy SEALs who died when their Chinook helicopter came under enemy fire in Afghanistan in 2011 are now permanently memorialized in the city’s Riverview Park.

Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert Reeves, both 32, rose to the most elite force – Seal Team 6 – which is known for killing Osama Bin Laden. At the dedication ceremony, Reeves’ father, Jim, said they were patriots with unfailing loyalty to country and each other.   

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Red River Radio
9:52 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Military Affairs Council helps Barksdale AFB weather sequestration

The liaison organization between Barksdale Air Force Base and the Shreveport-Bossier community is preparing to roll out a $100,000 scholarship program for Barksdale airmen enrolled in college programs. The Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council raised the dollars in haste when it learned that the military tuition assistance program would be cut due to automatic spending cuts by Congress. The tuition assistance has since been reinstated.

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7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs

Amid the parties and hoopla that come with a Super Bowl, there is some serious business going on behind the scenes. There’s a drive under way to get more jobs for veterans.

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3:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Barksdale AFB Airman Arrested in Child Porn Case

An airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base is facing possible federal charges after police say he was in possession of child pornography.

The Times reports 21-year-old Issac Boger, of Auburn, Ind., was arrested on a warrant from Springhill Police Department for distribution of child pornography.

Police say Boger was arrested following an execution of a search warrant at Boger's residence on the base last Thursday.

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1:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Bunkers Needed for Explosives After Evacuation

Authorities say they have run out of bunkers at a Louisiana military base for some of the millions of pounds explosives that caused a town's evacuation after the material was found haphazardly stored.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says authorities are searching for more bunker space to store a military propellant called M6. The material could have to be moved out of state.

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7:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

National World War II Museum Set To Open New Pavilion

B-17 on display
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be opening a new pavilion that highlights the military equipment that helped the Allied victory. The 26,000-square-foot glass-fronted Freedom Pavilion-Boeing Center addition will open this weekend.

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2:56 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

New Orleans National Guard Unit to Get New Commander

A New Orleans-based National Guard unit dating back to 1838 will hold a change of command ceremony Saturday.

Lt. Col. Steven Finney will give Maj. Ken Baillie command of the Washington Artillery in a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the Jackson Barracks parade field.

The unit's formal name is the 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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