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Celebrating Black History Month – Col. Palmer Sullins Jr.

by Rhett Breerwood, State Military Historian In honor of Black History Month, we want to take some time to remember the African Americans who paved the road of military history. We now take a look at the career of retired Louisiana Army National Guard Col. Palmer Sullins Jr. Col. Sullins is a native of Tuskegee, Ala., and was

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FM 2-14: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here. Even if you’re not usually the romantic type, look at this as a great opportunity! As Soldiers and Airmen, we put our spouses and significant others through a lot. With drill, AT and deployments, we’re not always around, but Valentine’s Day is a great time to show them how much we

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Should I buy a Point-and-Shoot or DSLR camera?

Master Sgt. Toby Valadie I have been asked this question many times in my career. You need to ask yourself, what do you plan on doing with your camera? If you like taking photos with lots of control over them to catch the moment, then a DSLR is the way to go. If you want lightweight and

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September 2014 PWOCC Class
standing -- Sgt. Brumley, Staff Sgt. Custis, CW5 Dares, Sgt. 1st Class Turner, Sgt. 1st Class Jemison
kneeling -- Distinguished Honor Grad Staff Sgt. Sterling

Becoming a Warrant Officer : A Guide through PWOCC

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By CW5 Kevin P. Dares With the Louisiana National Guard’s Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course beginning its new classes for 2015 starting Feb. 6-8, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what you’ll go through at PWOCC. So you have heard about Warrant Officers or have recently read the article “Warrant Officers: Leaders & Technical

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Defending the Bayou

Louisiana Citizen-Soldiers in the Battle of New Orleans   The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans is hosting a temporary exhibit which has artifacts from the Battle of New Orleans on display until May 22, 2015. The artifacts are part of a display honoring the role

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New Year's Resolutions

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if

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