First test burn of explosives successful at Camp Minden
Posted on 4/14/2016 11:42:00 AM.

The Louisiana National Guard at Camp Minden in Webster Parish successfully conducted their first test burn of 88 pounds of M6 propellant. Col. Pete Schneider says over the next 30 days they’ll ramp up different amounts until they reach the full capacity of about 800 pounds. He believes it’ll take about a year to burn all of the propellant that was improperly stored by Explo Systems.

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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.

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Huge burn chamber arrives at Camp Minden
Posted on 2/12/2016 12:39:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Now that the giant burn chamber has arrived at Camp Minden, the process of disposing of the millions of pounds of M6 propellant can begin. Louisiana National Guard spokesman Col Pete Schneider says it will take about 4 days to get the massive structure installed.
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Burn chamber to dispose of explosives to be delivered to Camp Minden Feb. 12
Posted on 1/27/2016 1:01:00 PM.

The contained burn chamber that will be used to dispose of 16 million pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden is scheduled to arrive at the Part of Natchitoches on February 6th. Col. Pete Schneider with the National Guard says once the burn chamber begins its four day journey from the port and it will arrive at Camp Minden on February 12thth

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National Guard mobilizing in advance of flood threats
Posted on 1/7/2016 10:54:00 AM.
The Louisiana National Guard is mobilizing to assist local, parish, and state emergency officials in advance of flooding threats due to near record crests expected along the Mississippi River.  Col. Pete Schneider says they're bringing on extra soldiers and airmen to aid efforts.
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Today is Veterans Day
Posted on 11/11/2015 3:12:00 AM.
Today is Veterans Day, a day set aside each year to honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces.  Louisiana National Guard Col. Pete Schneider says Veterans Day is a day of reflection and thanks, but it's also a day to celebrate those who served and kept us free.
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Contract signed to start disposal of explosives at Camp Minden
Posted on 6/19/2015 11:09:00 AM.
Baton Rouged based Explosive Service International signs a 19 million dollar contract with the Louisiana National Guard which allows them to begin the process of disposing 15 million pounds of M-6 propellant from Camp Minden in Webster Parish. Guard Spokesperson Colonel Pete Schneider says it will take the company a few months to create the closed container to burn the explosives.
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Investigation determines pilot error caused Black Hawk helicopter crash
Posted on 6/4/2015 11:50:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana National Guard says an investigation has determined the cause of the Black Hawk Helicopter crash which claimed the lives of four guardsman and 7 Marines in March was pilot error. Col Pete Schneider with LANG says spatial disorientation of both pilots caused them to lose control of the aircraft.
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