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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 […]

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  NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Jeremy Marks of the 844th Engineer Company, surprised his daughter, Leona, during this year’s Kids’ Annual Training Camp in Bunkie, La., […]

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 – The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 236th Combat Communications Squadron (CBCS) held their 2014 annual […]

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By Spc. Joshua Barnett, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office ALEXANDRIA, La. – Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, travelled to Louisiana for a graduation […]

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 returned home to family and friends during welcome-home events throughout the state,June 18. The 844th, based […]

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 Louisiana National Guard Youth Leadership Camp held June 11-15 at the Cecil J. Picard Educational […]

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)

by 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs   HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Louisiana National Guard Soldiers from 3rdBattalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Lake Charles, […]

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)

By 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker Louisiana National Guard Reintegration Office   NEW ORLEANS – Members of the 205th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, learned how to respond effectively and compassionately […]

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 Larissa Lambert 159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office   More than 700 Airmen from […]

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 Affairs Detachment   NEW ORLEANS – Family and friends gathered at the University of Monroe’s […]