PLACEHOLDERLouisiana - Presence: 76 Armories in 65 Communities

PLACEHOLDERMajor General Bennett C. Landreneau

Major General
Bennett C. Landreneau

Headquarters Bldg., Jackson Barracks
New Orleans, LA 70146-0330
Phone: 504-278-8211 • Fax: 504-278-6554

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Joint Forces Headquarters - 61st Troop Command
256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) (Separate)
225th Engineer Group - 204th Air Traffic Services Group
159th Fighter Wing


Louisiana National Guard PhotoThe Louisiana Army National Guard (LAARNG) served admirably and selflessly overseas and stateside during FY04 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Noble Eagle. Support for the LAARNG was unparalleled as families, friends, and neighbors rallied behind more than 5,000 Soldiers activated for federal duty. Louisiana’s Guard members remain committed to the fight against terror and stand ready to answer the nation’s call on a moment’s notice.

In the spring of 2004, the 256th Infantry Brigade mobilized for Iraqi Freedom along with troops from New York and Minnesota after preparing and training at Fort Hood and Fort Irwin. This marked the largest mobilization of troops deployed from Louisiana in support of Iraqi Freedom.

The LAARNG sent more than 200 Soldiers to Florida to assist in recovery efforts after that state was hit by back-to-back hurricanes during the 2004 hurricane season. At home, more than 1,800 Soldiers assisted during and after Hurricane Ivan in response to a declaration of emergency issued by Louisiana’s Governor.

State Financial Information

Colonel Lloyd M. LaCoste Jr.

Colonel Lloyd M. LaCoste Jr.
Jackson Barracks, Bldg. 39
New Orleans, LA 70146-0330
Phone: 504-278-6504 • Fax: 504-278-6678



PLACEHOLDERMilitary Pay and Allowances
Civilian Payroll
Goods and Services
Military Construction
Total Economic Impact



Economic impact multiplier
of 1.776 has been applied


PLACEHOLDERLouisiana National Guard PhotoThe federal funding received for FY04 was sufficient for the Louisiana Army National Guard. Under-funded accounts were addressed using the Program Budget Advisory Committee process without any significant adverse impact on readiness. Exercising sound business practices and diligent fiscal stewardship, federal funds were utilized to ensure that LAARNG units were maintained at a high state of readiness and well-prepared in response to federal missions.

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