Louisiana National Guard

WWL Newsroom
September 07, 2019 - 12:54 pm
56 Louisiana National Guard soldiers deployed out of Pineville Friday afternoon for a mission in Afghanistan. The troops will join two companies to provide aviation support. Colonel Ed Bush of the Louisiana National Guard says the aviation support will bring the Bayou State’s troops to the heart of...
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August 17, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The Louisiana National Guard's newest general is a high school assistant principal and sports coach in daily life. A news release says Damian "Keith" Waddell of Lake Charles was promoted to brigadier general recently at Camp Beauregard in Pineville. His new rank makes the New Roads native the...
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Chris Miller
July 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
After Tropical Storm Barry hits, the Louisiana National Guard wants to be ready for the worst in New Orleans. Following Wednesday's flooding rains, the Guard is positioning assets to help if New Orleans floods again: "A lot of that is going to be high water vehicles, anticipating search-and-rescue...
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Don Ames
July 11, 2019 - 8:48 pm
As directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana National Guard, has been authorized to activate up to 3,000 Soldiers and Airmen ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Full-time Guardsmen are not included in the activation. “The Louisiana National Guard is taking a proactive and aggressive approach...
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Chris Miller
July 11, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today said the state is preparing a category one hurricane to hit the state sometime Saturday. "This is going to be a major weather event for a huge portion of the state," said Edwards. "The more information we get, the more concerned we are it's going to be an...
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July 14, 2018 - 5:38 am
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard is welcoming soldiers back home after nine months in Afghanistan. The ceremony was scheduled Saturday in Bossier City for about 70 soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion. The unit...
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June 25, 2018 - 3:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation asking Gov. John Bel Edwards to recall Louisiana National Guard troops at the border until families who entered illegally are reunited with their children has fizzled. New Orleans Democratic Sen. J.P. Morrell didn't bring the measure up for Senate consideration...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana will keep its National Guard air support team on the Texas border, even as he criticized the Trump administration for separating families who cross into the United States illegally. Louisiana has a three-person National Guard team and one...
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May 13, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) _ The Louisiana National Guard has unveiled a memorial at one of its armories to honor four soldiers killed in Iraq. The memorial, at the armory in New Roads, is dedicated to Sgt. Christopher Ramsey, Sgt. Michael Evans, Sgt. David Murray and Staff Sgt. Jonathan Reed. They were...
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