to Bossier 


Barksdale air force base

Transitioning to a new city has its challenges, we want to make your move to Bossier City as easy as possible.  This page is dedicated to the military families moving to Bossier City, below you will find all of the information you need to get settled in your new home. We are proud to be the home of Barksdale Air Force Base!


Home to every Branch

Bossier is home to every branch of the Armed Forces except the Coast Guard.

U.S. Navy (318) 742-2691

U.S. Army (318) 742-2495

U.S. Marines (318) 746-7339



Welcome to Bossier! Nestled on the banks of the Red River in Northwest Louisiana, Bossier City offers its residents a high quality of life that includes numerous recreational activities, rich in cultural experiences, and strong educational opportunities. Bossier City is an innovative and progressive community with big city amenities and small city charm.

For even MORE information on Bossier, check out our 2018-2019 Annual Manual or the Bossier Relocation Guide.



School of choice

Active duty residents who live on base with a school-age child have the option for their child to attend any school in Bossier Parish up to the school’c functional capacity. To be eligible for School of Choice, you must pick up the proper form at the Bossier Parish School Board office, for more information visit Barksdale Air Force Base.

Barksdale Air force Base School Liaison Officer

Barksdale Air Force Base provides the assistance needed to help employees and families transition in and out of our local public, private, and home school environments. The School Liaison Officer Program has a strong relationship with the local education agencies.  For more information on the School Liaison Officer Program, visit Barksdale Air Force Base.


Living on base

Whether you choose to spend your time in Bossier City living on or off the base, we want to make sure you find a place to call home. If you choose to live on the base, Barksdale has the resources for you to find the perfect place for you and your family, visit Barksdale Family Housing, for more information.


living off base

If you choose to spend your time in Bossier City living off base, there are many options for you and your family. Below is a list of realtors that provide military discounts:


710 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Tel: (318) 746-0252