Louisiana National Guard http://wwno.org en Tropical Storm Karen: National Guard To Mobilize; Entergy Prepares http://wwno.org/post/tropical-storm-karen-national-guard-mobilize-entergy-prepares <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana&#39;s National Guard says Gov. Bobby Jindal has authorized mobilization of 650 guardsmen as Tropical Storm Karen swirls in the Gulf.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Thursday&#39;s Guard news release also says 520 Louisiana National Guard technicians are being recalled from furlough to deal with the storm.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:17:50 +0000 The Associated Press 45243 at http://wwno.org National Guard to Hold Deployment Ceremonies http://wwno.org/post/national-guard-hold-deployment-ceremonies <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard's 205th Engineer Battalion and the 922nd Engineer Company are scheduled to bid farewell to family and friends during two separate deployment ceremonies this week.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:32:59 +0000 The Associated Press 28168 at http://wwno.org Floods: National Guard in Marksville, Crowley http://wwno.org/post/floods-national-guard-marksville-crowley <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana National Guard sent high-water trucks to Crowley and Marksville for evacuations, and says units are on standby statewide.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou says the 225th Engineer Brigade in Marksville and the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Crowley each sent a truck and two soldiers.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:01:21 +0000 The Associated Press 26772 at http://wwno.org New Orleans National Guard Unit to Get New Commander http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-national-guard-unit-get-new-commander <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Orleans-based National Guard unit dating back to 1838 will hold a change of command ceremony Saturday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lt. Col. Steven Finney will give Maj. Ken Baillie command of the <a href="http://www.washingtonartillery.com/" target="_blank">Washington Artillery</a> in a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the Jackson Barracks parade field.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:56:45 +0000 The Associated Press 26327 at http://wwno.org Jury convicts man of firing shots at National Guard helicopter http://wwno.org/post/jury-convicts-man-firing-shots-national-guard-helicopter <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A federal jury has convicted a 61-year-old man accused of shooting at a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter pilot who was providing aerial surveillance as part of a marijuana eradication detail in Winn Parish.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:43:44 +0000 The Associated Press 20028 at http://wwno.org National Guardsman killed in traffic accident http://wwno.org/post/national-guardsman-killed-traffic-accident <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">State police say a Louisiana National Guardsman from Shreveport was killed in a traffic accident in Natchitoches Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 49 five miles north of state Highway 6.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:36:10 +0000 The Associated Press 19895 at http://wwno.org La. National Guard official promoted http://wwno.org/post/la-national-guard-official-promoted <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Brig. Gen. Barry D. Keeling has been promoted to the Louisiana National Guard's director of the joint staff.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Keeling was promoted to the position during a ceremony Thursday at Camp Beauregard.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:36:28 +0000 The Associated Press 19685 at http://wwno.org Louisiana National Guard top leader now a two-star general http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-national-guard-top-leader-now-two-star-general <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The top officer in the Louisiana National Guard is now a major general, also called a two-star general.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis was &quot;pinned&quot; with his new rank in a ceremony Friday at the Governor&#39;s Mansion.&nbsp;Gov. Bobby Jindal and Curtis&#39; wife, Jill Curtis, pinned the new insignia on Curtis&#39; uniform.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:47:55 +0000 The Associated Press 16286 at http://wwno.org