Jefferson Barracks

St. Louis on the Air
4:28 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Hitting The Right Note: St. Louis Non-Profit Helps Veterans Heal Through Music

Dennis Reeves, Vietnam veteran and Six String Heroes instructor.
(Courtesy Six String Heroes)

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.

After six lessons, veterans can earn a free guitar. So far, more than 170 guitars have been awarded.

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Jefferson Barracks Cemetery
8:37 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Veterans Hope For Deal To Expand Jefferson Barracks

War veterans salute as an American flag passes by during Memorial Day services at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on May 30, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Local veterans say they're hopeful that a deal can be worked out to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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.

Mike LeBlanc is a Vietnam War veteran who helped coordinate the lobbying efforts.

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Millitary
10:27 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Jefferson Barracks To Have New Mission As Intelligence Operation

A view of Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County.
Wikimedia Commons

Nearly two centuries after its founding, Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County is taking on a new mission as a military intelligence operation.

KSDK-TV reports the military post founded in 1832 has been picked by the Defense Department for a detachment that will gather intelligence on adversaries.

Lt. Col William Banwell of the Missouri National Guard says planners were seeking a Midwestern location because similar operations already exist on both coasts.

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Photo of the Week
10:02 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks

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