Barksdale Air Force Base is located in Bossier City, La. Many businesses and restaurants in the area offer military discounts to service members, veterans and their families. For a complete list of locations, visit www.bossierchamber.com/preferred-military-discount-directory. There are also military events, including the annual Veterans Day Parade and the Barksdale Air Force Base Open House and Air Show.
For retired military members and families looking for housing on base, the Barksdale Family Housing organization assists retirees. The current military retirees love the security offered on base and affordability of housing. For more information about housing and services offered by Barksdale Family Housing, visit www.barksdalefamilyhousing.com.
For military health care, the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center provides quality healthcare to veterans. For more information about the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, visit www.shreveport.va.gov or call (318) 221-8411.