We will be moving from Okinawa to Barksdale this November. I am pregnant with our first child, due early December. I have heard not so good things about this area. Mostly that it is dirty and not super safe. We have always lived off-base. We are thinking about using Barksdale Housing this time around. I am not usually a fan of on-base housing just because there is less privacy, but if Shreveport/Bossier is really not all that great for neighborhoods I am willing to go with base housing. Has anyone been stationed here? Thoughts of base vs. off-base housing?