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Bayou 69 Crew Awarded for Bravery

Bayou 69 Crew Awarded for Bravery

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has awarded Chief Warrant Officers Jack Mucha and Corey Sayer and Staff Sgt Chad McCan and Sgts Aaron Adam for their bravery during last year’s floods. The crew of the Bayou 69 rescued six people. A wildlife agent and firefighter had been clinging to their overturned boat for hours… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-17

Louisiana National Guard demonstrates readiness for disasters

Louisiana National Guard demonstrates readiness for disasters

The Louisiana National Guard participated in a statewide disaster response exercise (DRX) designed to test the capabilities of various local, state and federal agencies, April 18, 2015. The exercise, organized by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, involved training missions that took place simultaneously at Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, Camp… Read more »

Source: LANG, 23-Apr-15

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La. Air Guard hosts joint aeromedical evacuation exercise

La. Air Guard hosts joint aeromedical evacuation exercise

The Louisiana Air National Guard is hosting a joint aeromedical evacuation exercise, Ultimate Caduceus 2015, at the Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, April 16-18. Ultimate Caduceus 2015 is a joint exercise with Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana Emergency Operation Center and Louisiana Department of Health… Read more »

Source: LANG, 23-Apr-15

Metro Aviation Honored by Department of Defense

Metro Aviation Honored by Department of Defense

Jim Hill, Area Chair for Northwest Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that Metro Aviation was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Louisiana National Guard and Reserve. According to Jim… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Nov-14

Louisiana man gets prison for shooting at helicopter

Louisiana man gets prison for shooting at helicopter

A Sikes man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for shooting at a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter during a drug surveillance operation. (see full story)

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27-Jan-13

Man convicted of firing shots at Louisiana National Guard helicopter

Man convicted of firing shots at Louisiana National Guard helicopter

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that James Lamar Kelly, age 61, of Sikes, Louisiana, was found guilty of three felony counts by a jury last night in federal court in Alexandria of three counts which charged Kelly with endangering the safety of the pilot of a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter in… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Justice, 18-Sep-12

Louisiana National Guard first to fly Lakota in overseas mission

Louisiana National Guard first to fly Lakota in overseas mission

Aviators from the Louisiana National Guard led the first overseas humanitarian training relief mission involving the Army’s newly fielded UH-72A Lakota helicopters during Task Force Bon Voizen – New Horizons Haiti 2011 from April through June. The new aircraft performed medical evacuations, helped to move critical supplies and transported troops and civilians around the task… Read more »

Source: Louisiana National Guard, 07-Aug-11

Prairieville pilot awarded DFC for medevac in Afghanistan

Prairieville pilot awarded DFC for medevac in Afghanistan

Louisiana Army National Guard Soldier Chief Warrant Officer 3 E. Regan Wilson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Jan. 29. Wilson, a member of the F Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment in Pineville, received the award for his heroic actions while piloting a medical evacuation, commonly called a MEDEVAC flight, in… Read more »

Source: Louisiana National Guard, 12-Mar-11

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Louisiana National Guard take delivery of four UH-72A Lakotas

Louisiana National Guard take delivery of four UH-72A Lakotas

With hurricane season looming around the corner and officials preparing for statewide disaster response exercises, the Louisiana National Guard has added four new medical evacuation helicopters to its fleet. The helicopters, LUH-72A light utility Lakotas, are new multi-mission aircraft that combine operational capability, reliability and affordability, while fulfilling all of the Army’s requirements for speed,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 08-Mar-11

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