(Editor's note: Retired Col. Jack Jacobs earned the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism on the battlefields of Vietnam. He also holds three Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars. Jacobs is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a military analyst for NBC/MSNBC. His memoir, "If Not Now When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need," won the 2010 Colby Award.)
Bossier Parish will soon officially become a partner in the Barksdale Access Interchange Improvement Project that will provide a north/south access road from the intersection of I-20 and I-220 to a new Barksdale Air Force Base entrance gate.