Key state groups taking part in emergency response exercise Saturday
Posted on 3/31/2017 9:53:00 AM.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana National Guard are getting together with several key state agencies for an emergency response exercise on Saturday. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says this is an effort to see that everyone synchronizes response efforts the next time disaster strikes.
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana National Guard, Mike Steele,

Nearly 300 Louisiana National Guard airmen deploying to Europe
Posted on 3/3/2017 12:20:00 PM.

Nearly 300 airmen in the Louisiana National Guard are deploying to Europe, and a farewell ceremony is being held in their honor on Saturday in New Orleans. Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf says they’re sending 270 airmen and 12 F-15 fighter jets to the European Command.

Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf, Louisiana National Guard, European Command, operation Atlantic Resolve,

National Guard: bunker that exploded at Camp Minden designed to handle blasts
Posted on 9/29/2016 6:01:00 PM.

The Louisiana National Guard says the bunker that exploded at Camp Minden operated the way it was designed to handle such a blast, as it contained and controlled the M6 propellant. Matt Harris with Louisiana State Police says no people or property were hurt in the explosion.

Matt Harris, Camp Minden, Louisiana National Guard

25 National Guardsmen's vehicles robbed while at training
Posted on 7/26/2016 11:32:00 AM.

Franklinton Police are searching for a suspect or suspects who broke into 25 vehicles that belong to members of the Louisiana National Guard. Maj. Justin Brown says they believe the thieves hoped over a fence where the cars were parked, while the Guardsmen were training in Slidell.

Maj. Justin Brown, Louisiana National Guard, Franklinton Police

Over 1,000 Guardsmen assisting in flood efforts
Posted on 3/14/2016 12:26:00 PM.

The Louisiana National Guard says they’ve rescued over 4,200 citizens and 350 pets as they assist in flood fighting efforts. Guard spokesperson Colonel Pete Schneider says this is the biggest response to a flooding event the Guard has ever seen in Louisiana. He says their equipment has been a vital resource.

Louisiana National Guard, Pete Schneider

Louisiana National Guard Museum opens Desert Storm Exhibit in New Orleans
Posted on 2/29/2016 3:30:00 AM.

The Louisiana National Guard at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans opens a Desert Storm exhibit today to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the conflict. Louisiana National Guard Historian Rhett Breerwood says 16 of our guard’s units were mobilized and nine were sent to the war zone.

Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks, Desert Storm, Rhett Breerwood

Over 150 Louisiana National Guard soldiers return in time for Christmas
Posted on 12/23/2015 5:38:00 PM.
It's a timely gift for members of the Louisiana National Guard's 1023rd Engineer Company, as the unit returns Thursday from a 10-month deployment. Over 150 soldiers will arrive in Monroe on Christmas Eve, after spending much of 2015 in Kuwait. Ross Bethea is the Captain of the 1023rd Engineer Company.
1023rd Engineer Company, Louisiana National Guard, Kuwait, deployment, Ross Bethea

LA National Guard seeking Desert Storm artifacts for museum
Posted on 10/25/2015 2:36:00 AM.

The Louisiana National Guard Museum at Jackson Barracks will open a Desert Storm exhibit in February to mark the 25th anniversary and they’re seeking the help of current and former guardsmen. Museum Director Captain Heather Englehart says they’re searching for items to help tell the story of how the National Guard assisted in Operation Desert Storm.

Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks, Heather Englehart, Operation Desert Storm

LA National Guard museum opens Hurricane Katrina exhibit
Posted on 8/26/2015 11:46:00 AM.

The Louisiana National Guard, which played a huge role during the Hurricane Katrina response, has dedicated an exhibit to the destructive storm at their Jackson Barracks museum in New Orleans. Captain Heather Englehart says one of the biggest parts of the exhibit is a Huey helicopter used to save thousands trapped on rooftops.

Jackson Barracks, Louisiana National Guard, Heather Englehart, Hurricane Katrina

National Guard developing policies for armed guardsmen at military facilities
Posted on 7/22/2015 5:45:00 AM.
The Louisiana National Guard says they are putting a policy in place so they can follow Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order that allows guardsmen to be armed at military facilities. Col. Pete Schneider says as part of their planning, they are determining which officers should be issued a government weapon for security purposes while on national guard property.
Bobby Jindal, armed guardsmen, Louisiana National Guard, Colonel Pete Schneider

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