Louisiana Air Guard

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 Malone Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office PINEVILLE, La. – The partnership between the Louisiana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and Bossier Parish Community College, allowing cadets to receive credit for college classes taken during their enrollment at YCP, has flourished during … 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 →

Louisiana provides a common link to Puerto Rico and Mississippi

Members of the Louisiana Air National Guard's 236th Combat Communications Squadron (236 CBCS) setup a wireless radio frequency kit on a rooftop at the 141st Air Control Squadron (141 ACS) located in Aguadilla Puerto Rico during a training exercise on June 23, 2014.  This specific point-to-point communications system can extend network services for up to 125 miles.  The 236 CBCS is providing network support to the 141 ACS with all of their secure and unsecure communications needs such as phones, computer network access and viewable radar imagery of aircraft training in the Gulf of Mexico.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Daniel P. Farrell, 159th Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

By: Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – … Readmore →

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 →

La. Air National Guard conducts Operation Coronet Blue exercise

GULFPORT, Miss. – Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, the adjutant general for the Louisiana National Guard (left), Col. Thomas P. Sostarics, commander 159th Fighter Wing, and Brig. Gen. Charles Chappuis, assistant adjutant general - Air, observe Airmen with Civil Engineering Squadron firing at the small arms range during 2014 Annual Training at the Mississippi Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., on June 4, 2014. Approximately 700 Airmen for the 159th FW conducted training during a weeklong exercise to work on core task and develop Airmen skills to become a stronger fighting force. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, 159th Public Affairs Office/RELEASED)

Bayou Militia deploys 700 Airmen to Mississippi for annual training   By Air Force 2nd Lt … 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 →

Yoga builds resiliency for returning Guardsmen, families

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By 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker, Louisiana National Guard Reintegration Office NEW ORLEANS – Introductory … Readmore →

La. Guard participates in annual disaster response exercise

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Coordinating agencies conduct joint training throughout state   By Staff Sgt. Denis B. Ricou, … Readmore →