Awards and Ceremony

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 Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard welcomed 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. Stiefvater, a resident of … 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 →

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 →

Louisiana Guardsman earns coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

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By Sgt. Greg Stevens, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Representative CAMP … 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 →

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)

  By Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office ANGOLA, … Readmore →

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 … 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 →