Air Guard welcome-home event set for Belle Chasse

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Airmen of the Louisiana National Guard's 159th Fighter Wing will be welcomed home by family and friends at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, Hangar 5 in Belle Chasse, La., Oct. 11.

More than 230 Airmen from the 159th FW, based in New Orleans, will return from the Middle East in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

While deployed, they were part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing and carried out the mission of providing air superiority in support of national military objectives.

The entire 159th FW is comprised of 1,200 Airmen from the Louisiana Air National Guard who provide worldwide deployable aircraft and combat resources that are operated, maintained and supported by professional Guardsmen dedicated to supporting both federal and state missions.