• National Guard troops head to DC from as far away as Guam

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of National Guard troops are arriving in the nation's capital from as far away as Guam to support authorities through the presidential inauguration Wednesday.Volunteers from the Guam National Guard departed from the A.B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning on Jan. 17, en

  • 159th Fighter Wing provides critical Hurricane Laura support

    KINDER, La. – The Louisiana Air National Guard provided critical supplies to residents affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura in central and west Louisiana. Airmen from the 159th Fighter Wing in Belle Chasse established 11 points of distribution in Kinder, Oberlin, Oakdale and other

  • Louisiana National Guard continues Hurricane Laura response

    BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 6,200 members of the Louisiana National Guard are supporting the response to Hurricane Laura, providing logistical support, distributing supplies and clearing roads and bridges.The LANG is prepared to send additional Soldiers and Airmen to support civil authorities

  • Louisiana, Texas National Guard prepared for Hurricane Laura

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Thousands of members of the Louisiana and Texas National Guard prepared Wednesday to assist first responders as Hurricane Laura approached landfall. More than 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard and more than 1,000 Texas Guard troops were ready to provide support by land,

  • National Guard chief: More Guard members to be called up

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 28,000 National Guard members are on duty as part of COVID-19 response efforts, and that number is expected to grow, the Guard’s top general says. “Over the past few weeks, each day has seen about 1,000 additional Soldiers and Airmen called up throughout the 54 states,

  • La. Guard increases response force, mission support

    NEW ORLEANS – More than 1,340 Louisiana National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are assisting with the COVID-19 response across the state under the direction of Gov. John Bel Edwards.The LANG is supporting medical efforts, engineering assessment, distribution of food and medical supplies, shelter

  • Growing Louisiana Guard presence supports COVID-19 response

    ALEXANDRIA, La. – More than 660 members of the Louisiana National Guard are assisting with the COVID-19 response, providing medical, engineering and drive-thru testing support.“Many of our Soldiers are from right here in this community. They live here, they work here, they’re your neighbors and your

  • La. Guard focusing on assessments, medical support

    PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard, directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, activated 238 Soldiers and Airmen March 19 to assist with the COVID-19 response.More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen are stationed at three sites in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans to assist local agencies with COVID-19