Guard Prepares for Hurricane Gustav

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, talks to reporters about the Guard’s preparedness for hurricane operations at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans prior to the landfall of Hurricane Gustav, Aug. 30, 2008.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stage their vehicles next to the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Aug. 30, 2008. The soldiers are activated for security missions in support of operations throughout the state in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Gustav.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • As Hurricane Gustav inches closer towards the gulf, U.S. Army Pfc. Seth D. Watkins, Spc. Donovan Q. Lemieux, and Sgt. 1st Class Todd F. Stremlau, members of 204th Theater Airfield Operations Group, load up a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle with a set of tents in support of hurricane operations for Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stage their vehicles in Lot J next to the Ernest Morial Convention Center, Aug. 30, 2008. 
These soldiers are activated for security missions in support of hurricane operations throughout the state.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stage their vehicles in Lot J next to the Ernest Morial Convention Center, Aug. 30, 2008.  
These soldiers are activated for security missions in support of hurricane operations throughout the state.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Majeau unloads a pallet of meals ready-to-eat for soldiers headed north to the joint operation center located near the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in preparation for Hurricane Gustav, Aug. 30, 2008. Majeau is the theater airfield operations group supply sergeant.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, shakes hands with U.S. Army Col. Jonathan Ball, commander of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Brigade Combat team, in New Orleans, Aug. 30, 2008. Jindal and Army Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, Louisiana National Guard adjutant general, second from left, met Ball at the bus terminal in New Orleans where residents are preparing to evacuate the city prior to the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael L. Owens