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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 →

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 →

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 →

Local Guard unit sharpen skills at annual training

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stack up and begin to make their move toward a building at the Combined Arms Collective Facility at Camp Shelby, Miss., to breach and secure the areas during annual training, June 7, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Greg Stevens, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team/RELEASED)

by 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs   HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Louisiana … Readmore →

Guardsmen learn critical suicide prevention skills

BOGALUSA, La. - Chaplain (CPT) Brian Ray, Strong Bonds Program Manager for the LANG, leads Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for members of the 205th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, May 30, 2014. The LANG has a goal of training 10% of its total force in ASIST by the end of 2016. (National Guard photo by Army 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker, 241st Mobile Public Affairs) Detachment/Released)

By 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker Louisiana National Guard Reintegration Office   NEW ORLEANS – … Readmore →

La. Air National Guard conducts Operation Coronet Blue exercise

GULFPORT, Miss. – Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, the adjutant general for the Louisiana National Guard (left), Col. Thomas P. Sostarics, commander 159th Fighter Wing, and Brig. Gen. Charles Chappuis, assistant adjutant general - Air, observe Airmen with Civil Engineering Squadron firing at the small arms range during 2014 Annual Training at the Mississippi Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., on June 4, 2014. Approximately 700 Airmen for the 159th FW conducted training during a weeklong exercise to work on core task and develop Airmen skills to become a stronger fighting force. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, 159th Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

Bayou Militia deploys 700 Airmen to Mississippi for annual training   By Air Force 2nd Lt … Readmore →

Deployed Guardsmen compete in grueling competition

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By Spc. Noshoba Davis, 1021st Engineer Company CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – A squad of Soldiers from … Readmore →

La. Guard participates in annual disaster response exercise

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Coordinating agencies conduct joint training throughout state   By Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou, … Readmore →