AFRL Scholars Program Administration advises that any housing arrangements should not be finalized until an offer has been accepted and a stipend award letter has been signed. Until that point, internship positions cannot be guaranteed. When available, AFRL Scholars Program will provide housing resources for scholars assigned to projects at this location as available. Scholars are responsible for securing their own housing arrangements at these sites. Housing information for the next session will be updated as it becomes available.
General Housing Information:
Notice: AFRL and USRA do not endorse any of the companies or websites listed below, nor is there any affiliation with them. The following resources are provided as a courtesy to AFRL Scholars Program interns.
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is only located 14 miles away from the Barksdale AFB main gate. There’s plenty of entertainment options downtown, and the city offers a community full of shopping and dining options.
The base is incorporated into Bossier City that has a population of 56,000 people. Located on the western bank of the Red River, the city has grown rapidly because of its location as a riverfront community.
Barksdale AFB Hotels:
Barksdale AFB has many hotel selections nearby in the city of Shreveport and Bossier. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you or family members need a stay at one of the hotels near base.
Quality Inn & Suites
2717 Village Ln.
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 1 (318) 742-7890
Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport Bossier City
2015 Old Minden Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1 (318) 759-1950
Holiday Inn Shreveport Downtown
102 Lake St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 222-7717
Things to Do Near Barksdale AFB
In Shreveport, you have access to a downtown metropolitan area with plenty of shopping and entertainment choices. You can visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum which showcases Native American exhibits and a glimpse into the lives of indigenous tribes that lived in the area. In Bossier City, you will enjoy quieter attractions but with plenty still to do, like visiting the Louisiana Boardwalk that offers outlet shopping, movie theaters, and riverfront dining.