Louisiana Air Guard

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 →

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 →

Suicide Awareness Month 2014

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

La. Guard Airmen welcomed home following deployment

Airmen from the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Security Forces Squadron, returned home from a five-month deployment to a welcome home event at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La. on August 7, 2014. The unit was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they provided operational support, strategic readiness, and fostered host-nation relations.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Dan Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office/Released)

 By 2nd Lt Larissa Lambert, 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office     KENNER, La. – Airmen … Readmore →

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)

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Hampton Obier 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office   NEW ORLEANS - … 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 →

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)

La. National Guard graduates earn 1,158 college credit hours in 22 weeks By 1st Lt. Rebekah … 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 →

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

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  NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Jeremy Marks of the 844th Engineer … Readmore →