Developing a sense of community here starts before you arrive at Barksdale AFB. We recognize the efforts behind this transition and want to make sure you are satisfied with the details of your move. To obtain referral and relocation assistance, we encourage you to reach out for personalized services provided by the MHO staff. Shreveport and Bossier City sit divided by the Red River and they are also in the center of the Ark-La-Tex area that reaches into southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana and northeast Texas. 

There is a lot of history associated with the area and serves as the cultural, transportation, convention and entertainment of the Ark-La-Tex. Louisiana is more than alligators, gumbo and swamps; it is a state with a proud heritage that offers unlimited opportunities for recreational enjoyment and sheer scenic beauty. Within a few hours you can be in Dallas, Little Rock or New Orleans, and for more information about things to do go to the Shreveport-Bossier city website.


Military members are entitled to various allowances to ensure the transition to a new location is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you have any questions about the allowance listed, please contact the MHO. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
Military members assigned to Barksdale AFB receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). The purpose of the BAH program is to provide housing allowances to service members based on median housing costs in local civilian markets. The DoD determines the correct housing allowance to enable members to afford suitable housing within a reasonable distance of their duty location. The allowance is set based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependent status and is adjusted each year. 

For more information about your BAH, visit the Defense Travel Management Office Website