Air Guard deployment ceremony set for Belle Chasse

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Airmen of the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing will bid farewell to family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, VR 54 Hangar in Belle Chasse, La., June 21.  

Approximately 250 Airmen from the 159th FW, based in New Orleans, will deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

While deployed, their mission will include providing air superiority in support of national military objectives.