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Sertoma Cajun Air Festival Closes Out As A Success

The Sertoma Cajun Air Festival concluded today with another stellar performance by the Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron.

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My Flight With The United States Air Force Thunderbirds

The last time the Sertoma Club sponsored the air show in Lafayette, I had the honor of flying with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, in an F-16 Falcon.

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Sertoma Cajun Air Festival To Feature USAF Thunderbirds

The Sertoma Cajun Air Festival will feature the USAF Thunderbirds this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at Lafayette Regional Airport.

Gates will be open from 8AM - 5PM on both Saturday & Sunday. Aircraft displays and interactive activities will be accessible during these times.

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Returning Soldier Surprises Young Son at School [VIDEO]

We admit it. These things make us misty.

Army Specialist Matthew Peters of Owensville, Missouri spent a year deployed in Kuwait and Iraq, and hadn’t seen his young son, Blake, in more than six months. When he came home, he decided to pop in on the unsuspecting tyke at school for a hug the kid will probably never forget.

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The Voice Of UL’s Ragin’ Cajuns Blogs About Former Cajun Injured In Afghanistan

As you probably know, KTDY is part of a cluster of radio stations owned by Townsquare Media.  We have seven stations in our building, including Sports Radio ESPN 1420 AM, KPEL

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Pentagon Releases Names of 30 Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash [VIDEO]

The Pentagon has released the names of 30 American troops who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade downed their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan last weekend

The attack represented the biggest single day loss of military personnel America has suffered during the nearly ten-year Afghanistan war.  Overall, 1648 Americans have died in the conflict.

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President Obama Ends Ban on Gays in the Military

On Friday, President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen in formally signing a document certifying that military readiness would not be hurt by allowing gays in the military. The notice will now be sent to Congress.

The action officially repeals the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy enacted during the Clinton Administration and begins the 60-day waiting period that will lead to a full lift of the ban.

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Eunice Marine Spreads Cheer

Thanks to a KTDY listener for sharing this story!
Marine Captain Phillip Landry Guillory II is asking his home town of Eunice to help spread some holiday cheer to the men and women serving under his command in Afghanistan

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