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Louisiana Army National Guard promotes new colonel

Col. Michael Kazmierzak, of Covington, La., (center) stands with his wife Emily, kids, and Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, as he is pinned during his promotion ceremony at the Louisiana National Guard’s Military History and Weapons Museum, located on Historic Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Jan. 8. Kazmierzak currently serves fulltime as the Louisiana National Guard’s J-5 Strategic Plans Officer. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office)

By Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS – Surrounded by friends, family and colleagues, the Louisiana National Guard promoted Michael Kazmierzak, of Covington, Louisiana, to the rank of colonel at the Louisiana National Guard’s Military History and Weapons Museum, located on Historic Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Jan. 8. “The … Readmore →

La. Guard officially opens ‘unique’ unmanned aircraft facility

The Official Party prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the official opening of the new Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Facility (TUASOF) during a ceremony at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana, on Jan. 13, 2015. The building consists of nearly 10,000 square feet; it sits on 11.5 acres and includes a 1,200 foot UAS runway. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou, Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

By 1st Lt. Rebekah Malone, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office PINEVILLE, La. – The … Readmore →

Defending the Bayou

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Louisiana Citizen-Soldiers in the Battle of New Orleans Exhibition The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. … Readmore →

Louisiana, New York Guardsmen honor fallen 10 years later

A Soldier lays a wreath in front of a memorial to a fallen comrade to mark the 10th anniversary of the Louisiana National Guard's C Co., 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team’s 2004-2005 deployment to Iraq where eight of the unit’s soldiers lost their lives soldiers during a ceremony in Houma, La., Jan. 10, 2015. The unit was joined for the ceremony by their brethren from the New York National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, which was the unit’s higher headquarters during the deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Joshua Barnett, 241st MPAD/RELEASED)

By Spc. Megan V. Zander, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEW ORLEANS – The red, white, and … Readmore →

Defending the Bayou

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What better way to celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial than viewing original artifacts … 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 →