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Bossier City Celebrates ‘Month of the Military Child’

The ArkLaTex has long been a hotbed of military activity, predominantly because of Bossier City being home to Barksdale Air Force Base. That's why the month of April's designation as 'Month of the Military Child' is so important to our area.

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Erin’s Shares Her Latest Letter from Marine Son

I've been getting some great letters from my son over the past few days. In his latest letter he talks about the "infamous obstacles".

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Erin’s Marine Son Has Asked for Letters from Home

My son is in his 3rd week of Marine Basic Training and I could tell from his letters that he loves to hear about what's happening back home. I now have his full address and would love to send letters to him from you.

You can send them to me here

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Erin Shares Messages to Her Marine Son

I have gotten so many great messages for my son who is at Marine Basic Training in Parris Island, South Carolina. I did get connected with a great parent website.

He's about to wrap up week 2 and I will be sending him your messages. 

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Erin’s Son Has Been at Marine Boot Camp for 10 Days Now

My son has been off to Marine boot camp for 10 days. It does get easier with each passing day, but it's still so tough to wonder what's going on in his life. I have had no contact with him since I gave him a big hug at the airport on Monday of last week. I wonder

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CBS Issues Apology to Vietnam Veterans over “Amazing Race” Episode

During an episode of "The Amazing Race" which aired last week, the teams were traveling in Hanoi in Vietnam and they stopped to get a clue at a B-52 crash site memorial. The wreckage of the big plane is still on the scene. 2 Airmen died in the crash and 2 others were injured. Military activists say it was offensive to use such a solemn memorial as a prop in a reality tv show.

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My Tearful Goodbye to JW as He Ships Out for Basic Training [PHOTOS]

My eyes welled up as I saw him sitting with some new buddies at Shreveport Regional Airport. JW was more concerned about me at that point (he hates to see me cry). Then we just talked.

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Erin’s Son Headed for Marine Basic Training Today

This is the day I have been dreading. My oldest son leaves for the U.S. Marines today. He is headed to basic training in South Carolina for 13 weeks.

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Erin’s Letter To Her Son As He Enters The Marines

I am so torn about my son's decision to join the Marines. But mostly I am proud. He has been thinking about doing this for a few months and he checked out all of the branches of the military.

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Veteran’s Day Is This Weekend, We Honor All of Our Military

Thanks to all Veterans! Veteran's Day is actually on Sunday, but it will be observed on Monday.

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Navy Tells Widow ‘Bring Your Own Flag’ for Husband’s Funeral

Edyth Grolton chose to cancel her husband's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery after the Veteran's Administration told her she had to provide her own flag for her husband's burial.

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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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