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Defending the Bayou

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What better way to celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial than viewing original artifacts from the Battle itself? A temporary exhibit entitled “Defending the Bayou, Louisiana Citizen-Soldiers in the Battle of New Orleans” will be on display at the Louisiana National Guard Museums’, Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum, located on Historic Jackson Barracks in the … Readmore →

La. National Guard welcomes new senior enlisted leader

The Louisiana National Guard welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Stiefvater as its new senior enlisted leader during an official change of responsibility ceremony at Esler Field in Pineville, La., Dec. 6, 2014 Stiefvater, a resident of Pineville, replaces Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Mays, who is retiring after 41 years of service in the Louisiana National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, LANG Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

Outgoing state command sergeant major to retire after 41 years By Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st … Readmore →

La. Guard’s aviation regiment hosts anti-terrorism exercise

HAMMOND, La. - Sgt. Nicole M. DeGeorge, flight medic with the Detachment 1, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, evaluates a simulated casualty during an anti-terrorism post training exercise at the Louisiana National Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility in Hammond, La., Nov. 20, 2014. The exercise was a joint effort with state and local agencies to standardize protocols in the event a man-made disaster, natural disaster or security threat occurs at or around the Hammond Airport. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, LANG Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

By Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, State Public Affairs Office NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard’s … Readmore →

La. Guard’s 256th Tiger Brigade welcomes new Senior Enlisted Advisor

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By Sgt. Greg Stevens and Spc. Noshoba Davis, 256th IBCT Public Affairs … Readmore →

Louisiana Soldiers and Airmen shoot for top honors

Soldiers and Airmen compete in the annual Adjutant General’s Match at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, La., Oct. 31, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Joshua Barnett, 241st MPAD/RELEASED)

By Spc. Joshua Barnett, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana … Readmore →

La. National Guardsmen receive Purple Hearts

NEW ORLEANS - Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Stephen E. Griffin of Morgan City, La., during an official ceremony at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Nov. 1, 2014. Griffin received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy logistic operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

By Spc. Megan V. Zander, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   NEW ORLEANS - During a … Readmore →

NOLA’s 1-141st FA BN 176th Pass in Review

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The Louisiana National Guard's 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade … Readmore →

NOLA’s historic artillery battalion holds annual ceremonies

NEW ORLEANS - Lt. Col Kenneth T. Baillie, commander of the 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, and Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, salute the colors during the national anthem at the battalion's 176th Pass-in-Review ceremony at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Oct. 19, 2014. The pass-in-review dates from the earliest times in military history and demonstrates the glory and strength of the assembled troops. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment /Released)

By Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana … Readmore →

La. Guard conducts anti-terrorism exercise in Plaquemine

PLAQUEMINE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard's 256th Brigade Special Troops Battalion participated in a simulated explosive ordnance, anti-terrorism exercise in accordance with Department of Defense policy, Sept. 25, 2014, at their armory in Plaquemine. As part of the LANG's anti-terrorism plan, the 256th BSTB coordinated with Louisiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, Plaquemine Police Department, Plaquemine Fire Department, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, Iberville Parish Emergency Operations Center and Acadian Ambulance to perform the simulation. (National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo/RELEASED)

By Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS – … Readmore →

Suicide Awareness Month 2014

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In recent years, the occurrence of suicide among Louisiana National Guardsmen has been of great … Readmore →