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  • Ukraine to deploy troops in anti-terror operation

    April 13, 2014 6:08 PM

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address. The previous president, who fled to Russia after being ousted earlier this year, accused the CIA of being behind... more »
  • SW La. woman hopes to send Mardi Gras to troops

    January 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    HATHAWAY, La. (AP) - A soldier's wife in Hathaway is on a mission to send a little Mardi Gras to troops in the Middle East. Sherri Arrington's goal is to gather enough Carnival novelties and other Louisiana souvenirs to decorate a dining hall for nearly a thousand troops at a... more »
  • LA National Guard Trains Regional Hazmat Troops

    August 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    Three Louisiana National Guard units - about 250 soldiers - are training to become a regional team to find and treat victims of hazardous material disasters and clean up contamination. During exercises this weekend, troops will set up decontamination tents and equipment up in a drill designed to be completed... more »
  • US Troops Remember Their Fallen Comrades

    May 30, 2011 7:53 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan are remembering their fallen comrades on this Memorial Day. They prayed and held flag-raising ceremonies at dawn today to recognize the more than 1,400 killed in combat since the nearly decade-old war began. Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, who spoke at a... more »
  • Obama Thanks Raid Participants and Troops...Recession Bypassed Big CEOs

    May 6, 2011 7:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has a private meeting today with some of the participants in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Then he'll go public at Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank troops who have just come back for Afghanistan. In Indiana, he'll promote his energy... more »
  • BREAKING NEWS: Source: Al-Qaida Head Bin Laden Dead

    May 1, 2011 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday. President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday... more »
  • Members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Return Home

    December 20, 2010 1:03 AM

    Many soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade are back home in Acadiana...KATC'S Chris Welty was there as troops arrived at the armory in Lafayette Sunday morning. Cheers, clapping, hugs, and tears in Lafayette as soldiers return home to their loved ones. A consensus among families all waiting to enjoy... 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 »
  • Pentagon Study Dismisses Risk of Gay Troops

    November 30, 2010 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" might cause some disruption at first but would not create any widespread or long-lasting problems. The findings were confirmed by two people familiar with the findings. They... more »
  • Military bans video game that 'kills' US troops

    September 8, 2010 10:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Gamers are scoffing at the decision, saying that advanced technology has made it commonplace in the gaming... more »
  • Louisiana National Guardsmen Show LSU Pride

    September 7, 2010 11:43 AM

    Despite the 120-degree temperatures, swirling dust storms and the distance, love for Southeastern Conference football is strong in the deployed Louisiana National Guard with 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Shreveport, La. The friendly bantering of SEC... more »
  • 5 More U.S. Troops Killed Afghanistan

    August 31, 2010 11:58 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Roadside bombs and insurgent fire have claimed the lives of five more U.S. troops in Afghanistan today. NATO says four troops were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, while a fifth died in a battle with insurgents in the country's south. In all, 19... more »
  • Re-enactors keep memory of black Civil War troops

    August 27, 2010 9:42 PM

    SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
  • La. Guard Troops Moving to Baghdad

    May 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana National Guard troops will provide security in the International Zone in Baghdad. 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, known as the Washington Artillery, has about 400 soldiers in Iraq. Based at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, the unit has been providing convoy escort services from... more »
  • 17,500 National Guard Troops to Help States with Oil Spill

    May 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by... more »
  • A Last Taste of Home

    January 5, 2010 7:14 PM

    Members of the 156th in Crowley were treated to their last home-cooked meal for a year. "Doesn't get better than this." Words muttered by National Gaurd Specialist Donald Thibodeaux in between bites. Soldiers of the 3rd battalion of the 156th infantry brigade savored all they could. They... more »
  • Louisiana Guard assists with flood operations in Bossier Parish

    November 4, 2009 2:37 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. -Louisiana National Guardsmen have been assisting with flood abatement operations since Saturday, Oct. 31, when flood waters threatened neighborhoods in Bossier City, La. Since Saturday evening, approximately 400 Louisiana Guardsmen have been running around-the-clock operations to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bossier City... more »
  • President to give pay raise to troops

    October 28, 2009 9:28 AM

    Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »

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