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  • "Apple Pie Brigade" Welcomes Hundreds of Soldiers Home

    October 25, 2011 11:45 PM

    With dusty boots and heavy packs, more than 300 men and women of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division arrived home Tuesday at the Alexandria International Airport. But before the bus ride back to Fort Polk where they're reunited with family, the soldiers go through debriefing. That's where... more »
  • Members of 256th Brigade return home

    December 8, 2010 9:15 PM

    The first group of soldiers from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home Wednesday to Louisiana. KATC's Maddie Garrett goes inside their journey home with one Acadiana soldier that was reunited with his family today. In January 2010, the 256th Infantry Brigade mobilized and deployed roughly 3,000 troops... more »
  • Hometown hero, Steven Dupont, has died in combat operations

    October 25, 2010 6:23 PM

    A hometown hero has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. 20-year old Steven Dupont was killed over the weekend. He was graduate of Comeaux High School and a member of ROTC. Family, friends and teachers say his life's ambition was to join the army and serve for his... more »
  • Obama: US combat in Iraq over, 'time to turn page'

    August 31, 2010 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: "It's time to turn the page." Now, he said, the nation's most urgent priority is fixing its own sickly economy. From the Oval... more »
  • VP Biden Returned to Iraq for Formal End to U.S. Combat

    August 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden returned to Iraq Monday to mark this week's formal end to U.S. combat operations and push the country's leaders to end a six-month postelection stalemate blocking formation of a new government. Wednesday's ceremony will signal a shift toward a greater U.S. diplomatic role... more »
  • Fort Polk Combat Brigade Deploys Sept., Oct.

    August 26, 2010 6:25 AM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. Fort Polk spokesman Scott Stearns says it will take about... 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 - http://www.dvidshub.net/units/LAANG Louisiana National Guard HHC... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Louisiana Guardsmen get surprise visit from NFL players

    October 29, 2009 9:33 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard were greeted by four NFL players in a special visit during pre-deployment training at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La., Oct. 23. New Orleans Saints players Mark Brunell, Jonathan Goodwin, Zachary Strief and Jonathan Stinchcomb surprised members of the LANG's... more »
  • Workshops planned for families of deploying soldiers

    October 23, 2009 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »

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