• Oklahoma Guard completes Hurricane Ida relief mission

    RESERVE, La. – Following the devastation Hurricane Ida caused in Southern Louisiana, nearly 500 Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard members volunteered to give up their Labor Day weekends to come to the aid of their neighbors.For almost three weeks, Task Force Oklahoma provided much-needed food,

  • After Ida: La. Guardsmen assist with recovery, rebuilding

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard is conducting emergency operations throughout coastal Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida while continuing COVID-19 response missions. More than 4,400 members of the Louisiana Guard, augmented by more than 3,000 Guard members from 15 other states

  • Thank your troops, Louisiana leaders tell National Guard chief

    NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders had a message for Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson when he visited New Orleans Tuesday to assess the National Guard's response to Hurricane Ida and see troops.  They gathered around him on the street with words they wanted shared with the entire force.  "We are absolutely

  • Guard fights wildfires, responds to Ida, serves overseas

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard continues to live up to its promise, "Always Ready, Always There," with close to 59,000 Guard members on duty overseas or at home responding to Hurricane Ida, wildfires and COVID-19. "As the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force, we are manned, trained and

  • Oklahoma Guard distributing critical supplies to Louisianans

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. – Soldiers and Airmen with the Oklahoma National Guard are helping their Louisiana neighbors affected by Hurricane Ida by supplying food, water and other needed supplies to those in need.“We are running a point of distribution where we hand out goods to the local populace who are

  • Florida Guard’s Red Horse engineers respond to Hurricane Ida

    BELLE CHASSE, La. – Approximately 30 members from the 202nd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (Red Horse) out of Camp Blanding, Florida, helped removed debris and downed trees from roadways Sept. 4. Red Horse is a specialized, highly mobile civil engineering team

  • National Guard conducts multiple Hurricane Ida missions

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Thousands of Louisiana National Guardsmen continue emergency operations in the state in the wake of Hurricane Ida. More than 5,380 members of the Louisiana National Guard are protecting lives and property, maintaining communications, and ensuring the continuity of operations and

  • Oklahoma Guard in Louisiana to help with hurricane relief

    OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 350 Oklahoma Guardsmen arrived in Louisiana Wednesday and began coordinating with the Louisiana National Guard to assist with Hurricane Ida relief.Oklahoma Guardsmen expect to provide general support, including distributing supplies to people, clearing debris, providing

  • Georgia Guard to help Louisiana with hurricane relief

    MARIETTA, Ga. – Hundreds of members of the Georgia National Guard assembled at hometown armories and bases across the state Sept. 1 and headed to Louisiana to assist with Hurricane Ida relief.The Georgia National Guard units departed 16 years to the day after mobilizing to Louisiana in the wake of

  • National Guard responds in force to Hurricane Ida

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Thousands of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responding to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana have rescued hundreds of people, cleared roads and distributed food and water to victims of the devastating storm.More than 5,400 Guardsmen from 11 states were in Louisiana Wednesday, assisting