Jefferson Barracks http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hitting-right-note-st-louis-non-profit-helps-veterans-heal-through-music <p>For veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, playing music can provide a means of focus and escape. That's the founding idea of Six String Heroes, a non-profit organization based at Jefferson Barracks. The organization connects St. Louis area veterans with guitar lessons as a means of music therapy.</p><p>After six lessons, veterans can earn a free guitar. So far, more than 170 guitars have been awarded.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:28:21 +0000 Jeremy Bailey & Camille Phillips 31349 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music Veterans Hope For Deal To Expand Jefferson Barracks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veterans-hope-deal-expand-jefferson-barracks <p>Local veterans say they're hopeful that a deal can be worked out to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.</p><p>The cemetery in south St. Louis County was established in 1826 and veterans groups say it could be filled by 2025. They've asked local politicians and governments to support giving nearby Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government for an expansion of Jefferson Barracks.</p><p>Mike LeBlanc is a Vietnam War veteran who helped coordinate the lobbying efforts.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:37:45 +0000 Bill Raack 26545 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veterans Hope For Deal To Expand Jefferson Barracks Jefferson Barracks To Have New Mission As Intelligence Operation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-barracks-have-new-mission-intelligence-operation <p>Nearly two centuries after its founding, Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County is taking on a new mission as a military intelligence operation.</p><p><a href="http://on.ksdk.com/UbjFb7">KSDK-TV reports</a> the military post founded in 1832 has been picked by the Defense Department for a detachment that will gather intelligence on adversaries.</p><p>Lt. Col William Banwell of the Missouri National Guard says planners were seeking a Midwestern location because similar operations already exist on both coasts.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:27:48 +0000 The Associated Press 7799 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jefferson Barracks To Have New Mission As Intelligence Operation Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/memorial-day-jefferson-barracks <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo by &quot;Matneym&quot; on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/matneym/5772504167/in/pool-388238@N20/">Flickr.com</a>.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kwmu/">St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group</a> to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 30 May 2011 15:02:23 +0000 Madalyn Painter 1332 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks