BARKSDALE AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

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Barksdale Air Force Base is home to the Air Force’s newest command, Air Force Global Strike Command. AFGSC, activated in August 2009, is responsible for the nation’s three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, two B-52 Stratofortress wings and the only B-2 Spirit wing. ...

Welcome

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This northwest part of Louisiana likes to bill itself as “Louisiana’s Other Side,” meaning that the flavor of life in Shreveport-Bossier is “a little Cajun,” like much of the southern part of the state, and “a little Texas,” like the big state just to the we...

Getting To and Around

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In 2007, Money Magazine rated Shreveport as one of America’s best places to live, based in part on its efficient highway system. Add to that train lines, boats, public and private bus services, and two regional airports, and you will find that traveling to, from or around the area is easy. ...

Housing and Real Estate

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Shreveport-Bossier, often referred to as “Louisiana’s Other Side,” offers newcomers an ideal place to call home. Residents of northern Louisiana enjoy a low cost of living, low housing costs and low unemployment rates, all of which contribute to a high standard of living according....

Employment & Economy

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Shreveport’s unemployment rate as of February 2014 was 4.6 percent, making it lower than the national average of 6.7 percent. Shreveport is considered the economic center for business and tourism in the region known as the Ark-La-Tex, where the borders of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. Sh...

Health Care

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There are many health care services in the greater Shreveport-Bossier area for military, civilians and veterans. The region offers an excellent selection of specialists, from pediatrics to elder care and everything in between.

Family Resources

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Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Education and Academics

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For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the school systems in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, along with information about local libraries and higher education. In addition to public school systems in Bossier an...

Living

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Residents of the Shreveport-Bossier City area say that it is the best of both worlds, offering big-city services while keeping that small-town feel. Whether you’re looking for an urban vibe or seeking a quieter atmosphere, activities and opportunities in the Bossier City-Shreveport area are wi...