Awards and Ceremony

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 $20,000 scholarship from the National Youth Foundation at the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program Gala in New Orleans, June 28.   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 … Readmore →

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)

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard’s 844th Engineer Company and 1021st Engineer Company … Readmore →

La. Guard’s 528th Engineer Battalion deploys to Kuwait

MONROE, La. – Deploying Soldiers recite the Soldier’s Creed at a deployment ceremony for the Louisiana National Guard’s 528th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, at the University of Louisiana’s Fant- Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, La., June 3, 2014. The battalion is beginning a yearlong deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they will provide command and control of vertical and horizontal construction missions and projects, to include maintaining and upgrading base camps and road networks. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Joshua Barnett, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

Family and friends bid farewell to deploying Soldiers By Spc. Joshua Barnett, 241st Mobile Public … Readmore →

La. Air National Guard promotes three enlisted leaders

BELLE CHASSE, La. – Louisiana National Guardsmen Brig. Gen. Charles Chappuis, assistant adjutant general – Air, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Pellegrin tack on chief master sergeant stripes during a promotion ceremony for 159th Medical Group superintendent Chief Master Sgt. Denise Stevenson, May 18, 2014, at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Stevenson has served in the Air Force both active duty and Guard for over 20 years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana National Guard/RELEASED)

By the 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard’s … Readmore →

La. National Guard pins top Air Guard general officer

NEW ORLEANS – Newly promoted Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Chappuis, assistant adjutant general – Air, assists his wife, Cynthia, with support from Army Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, the adjutant general for the Louisiana National Guard, with the official “pinning” of his one-star insignia in a ceremony held at the Jackson Barracks Museum in New Orleans, May 4, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana National Guard/RELEASED)

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard held a promotion ceremony for its La. Air National Guard … Readmore →

La. National Guard welcomes home Soldiers from overseas

BATON ROUGE, La. – Hammond-native Spc. Antonio Hagans of the Louisiana National Guard's 2228 Military Police Company meets his 3-week-old son for the first time during his unit’s welcome-home event at the Baton Rouge airport in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The 2228th, based at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Louisiana, returned from a 365-day deployment from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they conducted security operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Farrar, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

BATON ROUGE, La. –Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 2228th Military Police Company, 773rd … Readmore →

Local 256th National Guard unit welcomes new commander

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By Cadet Leah McPeek 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs … Readmore →

La. Guard’s 256th Tiger Brigade holds Warrior Competition

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  By Cadet Leah McPeek, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs … Readmore →

New Orleans battalion holds 175th Pass-in-Review ceremony

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