Louisiana Guardsman earns coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

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By Sgt. Greg Stevens, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Representative CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. – One Louisiana National Guardsman from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently earned the esteemed Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona. Of the 135 that attempted, only six succeeded. Spc. Brian Smith with A Company, 2nd Battalion,156th Infantry Regiment … Readmore →

La. National Guard graduates new class of officers

PINEVILLE, La. – Newly commissioned second lieutenants sing the Army Song at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony from the Louisiana National Guard Officer Candidate School at the Camp Beauregard Theatre in Pineville, La., Aug. 16, 2014. The Louisiana Army National Guard has conducted the OCS program since 1960 and has graduated more than 1,695 officers. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Scott D. Longstreet, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/ Released)

PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard’s 199th Leadership Regiment held a graduation ceremony … Readmore →

La. Guard Airmen welcomed home following deployment

Airmen from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Security Forces Squadron, returned home from a five-month deployment to a welcome home event at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La. on August 7, 2014. The unit was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they provided operational support, strategic readiness, and fostered host-nation relations.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office/Released)

 By 2nd Lt Larissa Lambert, 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office     KENNER, La. – Airmen … Readmore →

Louisiana Guardsmen in Belize: Train to survive, live to tell

CAYO, Belize - Belize Defence Force members train Louisiana National Guardsmen on constructing a hasty shelter during a jungle-warfare training exercise in Cayo, Belize, July 1, 2014. The training, part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program, included jungle navigation, jungle survival, river & obstacle crossing and a culminating battalion-level jungle exercise. Louisiana and Belize are paired in the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, which couples countries and states together to links U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals by engaging partner nations to establish and sustain enduring relationships to promote national objectives, stability, partner capacity, better understanding and trust. (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

By Staff Sgt. Denis B Ricou, State Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS – A platoon of … Readmore →

La. Air National Guard hosts air combat training exercise

BELLE CHASSE, La. – The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing participates and hosts F-22 Raptor and T-38 Talon aircraft and personnel from the 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fl., in dissimilar air combat training (DACT) at the Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, July 25, 2014. During the training, which is conducted in a reserved air space over the Gulf of Mexico, various aircraft swap adversarial roles as they are pitted against each other. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office/Released)

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Hampton Obier 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS - … Readmore →

La. Guard’s adjutant general inducted into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, the adjutant general Louisiana National Guard, views his display case at the La State Penitentiary Museum on July 25, 2014, at the La State Penitentiary Museum, Angola, La. The inductees will have items displayed at the museum until November 2014 then the items will be moved to Department of Corrections headquarter in Baton Rouge, La. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/ Released)

  By Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office ANGOLA, … Readmore →

Youth ChalleNGe Program provides more than just discipline

MINDEN, La. – Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program cadets study during class time at Camp Minden, in Minden. Thanks to a special partnership between the LANG and Bossier Parish Community College, 78 cadets from Camp Minden’s program in Minden, La., will graduate with 1,158 hours of college credit in a ceremony at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, July 19, 2014. In all, 211 cadets are set to graduate.  (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo/RELEASED)

La. National Guard graduates earn 1,158 college credit hours in 22 weeks By 1st Lt. Rebekah … Readmore →

La. Guard YCP graduate receives $20,000 scholarship

Preston Ponder speaks at the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program Gala in New Orleans, June 28, 2014, after receiving a $20,000 scholarship from the National Youth Foundation. Ponder is a graduate of the LANG’s Camp Minden YCP in Minden, La., and currently attends Louisiana Tech University studying cyber engineering. He is in the post-residential phase of the YCP program. (National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS – Preston Ponder received a … Readmore →

La. Guardsman returns from deployment, surprises daughter at Kids’ AT

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  NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Jeremy Marks of the 844th Engineer … Readmore →

Louisiana provides a common link to Puerto Rico and Mississippi

Members of the Louisiana Air National Guard's 236th Combat Communications Squadron (236 CBCS) setup a wireless radio frequency kit on a rooftop at the 141st Air Control Squadron (141 ACS) located in Aguadilla Puerto Rico during a training exercise on June 23, 2014.  This specific point-to-point communications system can extend network services for up to 125 miles.  The 236 CBCS is providing network support to the 141 ACS with all of their secure and unsecure communications needs such as phones, computer network access and viewable radar imagery of aircraft training in the Gulf of Mexico.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Daniel P. Farrell, 159th Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

By: Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – … Readmore →