military http://wwno.org en Shreveport Memorial Honors Hometown Navy SEALs http://wwno.org/post/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.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/Seals_1.JPG" alt="" /><p>Lt.&#160;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. Thu, 30 May 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 36428 at http://wwno.org Military Affairs Council helps Barksdale AFB weather sequestration http://wwno.org/post/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. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:52:00 +0000 editor 33840 at http://wwno.org Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs http://wwno.org/post/veterans-advocate-pushes-more-jobs <p>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. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 28322 at http://wwno.org Barksdale AFB Airman Arrested in Child Porn Case http://wwno.org/post/barksdale-afb-airman-arrested-child-porn-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base is facing possible federal charges after police say he was in possession of child pornography.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27082 at http://wwno.org Bunkers Needed for Explosives After Evacuation http://wwno.org/post/bunkers-needed-explosives-after-evacuation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">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.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26785 at http://wwno.org National World War II Museum Set To Open New Pavilion http://wwno.org/post/national-world-war-ii-museum-set-open-new-pavilion <p>The National World War II Museum in New Orleans&nbsp;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.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 26760 at http://wwno.org New Orleans National Guard Unit to Get New Commander http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-national-guard-unit-get-new-commander <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Orleans-based National Guard unit dating back to 1838 will hold a change of command ceremony Saturday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lt. Col. Steven Finney will give Maj. Ken Baillie command of the <a href="http://www.washingtonartillery.com/" target="_blank">Washington Artillery</a> in a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the Jackson Barracks parade field.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:56:45 +0000 The Associated Press 26327 at http://wwno.org Cleanup Continues at La. Explosive Company http://wwno.org/post/cleanup-continues-la-explosive-company <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly stored at Explo Systems Inc.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:48:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25393 at http://wwno.org Romney's Defense Plans Call For Higher Spending http://wwno.org/post/romneys-defense-plans-call-higher-spending One area where President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney clearly disagree is defense spending. The president wants less, Romney wants more. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:28:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 21858 at http://wwno.org VFW in Many donates tank to Fort Polk Museum http://wwno.org/post/vfw-many-donates-tank-fort-polk-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Fort Polk has a new museum piece — a World War II-era Sherman tank.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Town Talk reports that Veterans of Foreign Wars in Many donated the World War II M4 Sherman tank to the Fort Polk Museum.&nbsp;The tank was retrieved from Many by members of the 46th Engineer Battalion and 88th Brigade Support Battalion on Sept. 12.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:31:57 +0000 The Associated Press 20581 at http://wwno.org