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  • From Acadiana To Iraq: Primeaux Army Family Hooks Up Through Skype

    November 10, 2010 10:35 AM

    When Christian Primeaux played football for the Sunset Redskins the other day, his mom, Melissa, was in the stands. But his dad, Chad, was on the other side of the world serving our country in Iraq. Yellow ribbons in the family's yard and a big banner on the house... more »
  • Months of Contention Over the Deployment of Equipment to Cleanup Oil

    August 13, 2010 3:50 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal Louisiana officials say they're moving toward an agreement that could end months of contention with federal authorities over the deployment of equipment to cleanup oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Friday's announcement came after Jindal and other parish leaders met in... more »
  • 256th Returns for 3 Days Before Deployment

    March 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    For three days, members of the 256th Infantry Brigade of the Louisiana National Guard will savor home life, before deploying to Iraq for one year. One Acadiana soldier's family has made sure he's still "present," while away at war. "Are you gonna write me letters while I'm overseas? You gonna... more »
  • Family Prepares for Deployment

    February 5, 2010 7:36 PM

    Over the past month at Camp Shelby, it's been a life of regiment for the 256th Infantry Brigade. Long days of training that for some, serve as a distraction from the emotions of missing friends and family back home. "Being away from home is always tough, but we've been very... more »
  • Kids Cope with Loved Ones Being Deployed

    November 15, 2009 6:48 PM

    Families try their best to prepare for when their loved ones get deployed, but what about the little ones? The Louisiana National Guard has been holding pre-deployment workshops all month to teach families how to deal. Five-year-old twins Christian and Athen Sellers, are struggling to handle their father... more »

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