Around The State

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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NGB vice chief participates in LANG YCP graduation

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By Spc. Joshua Barnett, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office ALEXANDRIA, La. – Lt. Gen. … Readmore →

La. Guard welcomes home Soldiers from overseas

Louisiana National Guardsman Spc. Cornelius Williams of Mansfield, La., is greeted with a warm hug from girlfriend Sharell Jenkins of Alexandria, La. Williams deployed with the 1021st Engineer Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Kuwait. The engineers conducted vertical construction operations including building concrete, plumbing and electrical systems during a 10-month deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Rebekah Malone, Louisiana National Guard Office Public Affairs/Released)

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La. Guard Youth Leadership Camp trains tomorrow’s leaders

Noah Griffin, a Marine JROTC Cadet at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, participates in a three-man push-up with Brandon Volpe (bottom), a Naval Sea Cadet and student at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La., and Chase Reynolds (top), an Army JROTC Cadet at Tioga High School in Pineville, La., at the Louisiana National Guard's Youth Leadership Camp - 2014 at the Cecil J. Picard Educational & Recreational Center in Bunkie, La., June 15, 2014. The LANG Leadership Camp fosters a fun and challenging environment where children of La. Guardsmen ages 14-17 share common experiences and learn leadership and resilience skills. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Louisiana National Guard/Released)

By 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker, Louisiana National Guard Reintegration Office BUNKIE, La. – This year’s … 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)

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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)

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