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  • More 256th returning just in time for Christmas!

    December 23, 2010 6:30 AM

    In Lafayette approximately 19 members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return by bus to the 256th Brigade Headquarters armory in Lafayette today! and in Opelousas approximately 29 members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return by bus to the D... more »
  • More of the 256th Brigade Return Home

    December 21, 2010 7:35 PM

    More of Acadiana's heroes from the 256th Brigade returned home today. About 30 members of the Brigade arrived at the National Guard Headquarters in Abbeville. The goal is to get everyone home in time for Christmas. Monica Morris waited anxiously for a year for her boyfriend, Sergeant Major Troy Barron,... more »
  • More 256th returning to Lafayette today

    December 16, 2010 7:10 AM

    Another 44 members of the 256th will be returning to Lafayette this morning. You can welcome home these soldiers this morning at the 256th brigade headquarters armory on Surrey Street. Both groups of soldiers completed demobilization training at camp Shelby, Mississippi. The remainder of the brigade will... more »
  • 256th will be home just in time for the Holidays

    December 6, 2010 6:55 AM

    Members of the 256th infantry brigade combat team will be returning home to Louisiana during the next few weeks. The unit's been deployed to Iraq since January and some have already started arriving back at camp Shelby Mississippi. That's where they'll go through demobilization training. The entire unit... more »
  • 256th Soldiers from Jeanerette Return

    August 12, 2010 7:06 PM

    About a dozen National Guardsmen from the 256th Infantry Brigade made their way back home to Jeanerette. They were gone for six months, but were originally expected to be gone for an entire year. Their mission was cut short because of a reduction in the number of troops. One... more »
  • Welcome Home 256th: Lafayette

    August 12, 2010 6:22 PM

    66 soldiers arrived at the National Guard Armory, as scheduled, at about 2 o'clock in Lafayette. It was a humid Louisiana afternoon and Daphne Savoy waited anxiously for the arrival of her fiance, Specialist Willard Landry- coming back from his second tour in iraq with the 256. "He really... more »
  • Some Members of 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Return Home

    August 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    Eight months after being deployed to Iraq, 250 soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including some from Acadiana, will be returning home Thursday. Below are some of the locations in Acadiana these soldiers are returning to, but for more locations visit - Louisiana National Guard HHC... more »
  • 250 soldiers from LA 256th Infantry back in the U.S.

    August 11, 2010 11:24 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 250 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Team are back in the United States after eight months in Iraq. The soldiers arrived Saturday in Gulfport and have a week of demobilization training at Camp Shelby before they return to Louisiana. They... more »
  • 256th Operation Catch Fish III

    May 7, 2010 12:12 PM

    CAMP LIBERTY, Baghdad - Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team enjoy a day of fishing with Operation Catch Fish III, hosted by Joe Mercurio, Sheli Sanders, Mary Delgado and Gary Hain with special guests New Orleans Saints cheerleaders, the Saintsations. OCF came to Victory Base... more »
  • 256th Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Ceremony

    May 7, 2010 11:37 AM

    CAMP LIBERTY, Baghdad - Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat conducted its former wartime service shoulder sleeve insignia ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, on May 3. Also known as the combat patch ceremony, it symbolizes a rite of passage, capturing a Soldier's connection with a particular unit... more »
  • Saintsations Special Guests for 256th

    May 5, 2010 2:27 PM

    The New Orleans Saints' cheerleading and dance team, the Saintsations, special guests of Operation Catch Fish, provided a little piece of home to the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, April, 27. As Soldiers from Louisiana's Tiger Brigade... more »
  • Pearl Jam Broadcast Live From Jazz Fest. to 256th Brigade

    April 30, 2010 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pearl Jam's performance Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be broadcast live to Louisiana National Guard troops serving in Iraq. Jazz Fest officials say the broadcast will have a two-way live audio and video communication with members of the 256th Infantry Brigade... more »
  • 256th Participates in "United through Reading" Program

    April 26, 2010 4:45 PM

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Soldiers with the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently took time from their training schedule to participate in the "United through Reading" program offered at the United Services Organization at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Soldiers read a book of... more »
  • 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Formally Assumes Role

    April 23, 2010 12:28 PM

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Louisiana Army National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team formally assumed their role as Task Force Tiger in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at a recent transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Adder in Iraq. The task force, commanded by Col. Jonathan T. Ball... more »
  • Support the 256th with Red Shirt Fridays

    April 9, 2010 1:44 PM

    With Acadiana's men and women of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team off to Iraq, some businesses are showing their support with "Red Shirt Fridays." One participating business is Teche Federal Bank on the corner of Johnston St. & Jefferson St. in Lafayette. The employees all show support... more »
  • Knitting for Soldiers in Eunice

    March 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    A group of women is teaming up to help soldiers overseas keep warm in the upcoming winter months. Volunteers send 140 helmet liners and gators—which are neck warmers, to the 10 th Mountain Division Last month, but now they are turning their focus to the soldiers in the 256 th... more »
  • 256th Goodbye Ceremony Comes To An End As Soldiers Deploy

    March 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - With a full-throated shout of "Tiger Brigade, Sir! Who dat!" the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade came to attention during ceremonies at a National Guard camp in Mississippi to mark the brigade's second deployment to Iraq. About 400 soldiers from a Lynchburg-based Virginia National Guard... more »
  • St. Martinville Goes YELLOW For Soldiers In The 256th

    March 4, 2010 12:18 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Much of St. Martinville is tied up with yellow ribbons to support local soldiers who will soon be heading to Iraq. John Colletti of the local Knights of Columbus says the group is challenging every town in St. Martin Parish to show support of Louisiana... more »
  • Mock Drills Prep Acadiana Soldiers for Iraq

    February 22, 2010 1:12 PM

    Practicing for real-life situations is a key part of the soldiers' training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Simulations help the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for what they could face in Iraq. "Communication is key-- make sure everyone communicates in the vehicle, my gunman and my driver,... more »
  • Technology Helps Train the 256th for Iraq

    February 4, 2010 7:50 PM

    Advances in technology are helping soldiers in the 256th Infantry Brigade prepare for the streets of Baghdad from a trailer on the grounds of Camp Shelby. A simulator, called a Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer (VCOT) allows the soldiers to ride in a virtual convoy, and creates scenarios the soldiers could... more »
  • Last Few Goodbyes in Crowley

    January 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    Soldiers lined up so their familiescould hear their nameS call out loud the last time before deployment. After roll call, one last moment with those who mean the most. Wives had a chance for one final embrace with her husbands. One final kiss from a child thier dad. ... more »
  • Soldier's Family Says Goodbye for 3rd Time

    January 8, 2010 2:28 PM

    Some soldiers of the 256th Infantry Brigade are leaving for their second or third deployment-- and they say it does not get any easier with time. One Opelousas family, the Everetts, say it is actually harder than the first time, because now they have 2 kids: 10-year-old Madeline and... more »
  • 256th Deployment Ceremonies

    January 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    It's a big week for some members of the Louisiana National Guard. Ceremonies are planned throughout the state as the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares to deploy for duty in Iraq. One is planned for Tuesday in Opelousas at 11 am at the Unit Armory. Then New Iberia... more »
  • Ceremonies set for 256th deployment

    December 30, 2009 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ceremonies are planned throughout the state next week as about 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare to deploy for duty in Iraq. The main headquarters ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7, at Lafayette's Cajundome Convention... more »

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