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Air Force vets open community garage for bikers

Friday, April 19, 2019

SHREVEPORT (AP) — Three vets, same passion, one community.

It was all thanks to their assignments at Barksdale Air Force Base where these three airmen met. Shortly after, they realized they all share a passion for motorcycles.

“We are about vets helping vets, bikers helping bikers, and the community coming together to rally around bikers,” said David Hansen, co-owner of Monkey Barz Community Garage.

Brandon Brewer, another co-owner, added: “Normally, in the military you travel around a lot. I’ve been fortunate to stay in this area. So as long as I stay in this area a little longer, I’ll be able to see this dream come to fruition.”

Some hobbies can be expensive, and according to these airmen when a bike breaks it can be frustrating and very expensive. They’ve experienced these frustrations and in their opinion some mechanic shops overcharge customers. So they decided to do something about it.

“We got tired of being taking advantage of, so we wanted to do something special for Shreveport/Bossier,” Hansen said.