Louisiana Units Prepare for Hurricane

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Louisiana Army National Guard Pfc. Christopher M. Cagle of West Monroe, La., packs his military duffle bag for deployment to South Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2008, in support of possible landfall of Hurricane Gustav. He serves with Headquarters Support Company, 528th Engineer Battalion.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Fry
  • The Coast Guard has committed boats to the hurricane effort in the event that Gustav makes landfall, Aug. 28, 2008. The Louisiana National Guard and Coast Guard will work together on rescue missions in flooded areas. 

 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey
  • U.S. Army Spc. Joseph P. Gauthier of Natchitoches, La.,  gives the thumbs up to soldiers working to fill a palletized load system water hippo, Aug. 28, 2008. He serves with Detachment 1, Company A, 199th Leadership Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Colfax, La. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rebekah Malone
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Slayter of Winnfield, La., tosses a water hose to Spc. Joseph P. Gauthier of Natchitoches, La., Aug. 28, 2008. The soldiers are members of Detachment 1, Company A, 199th Leadership Brigade Support Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in Colfax, La., and have been activated in support of relief efforts resulting from tropical storm Gustav.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rebekah Malone
  • U.S. Army Spc. Cory R. Prince, of Lake Charles, La., checks a radio, Aug. 28, 2008, to make sure it is working properly in preparation for operations during and after the landfall of tropical storm Gustav.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey
  • Military vehicles are staged and ready to bring clean water in the event that water becomes scarce. The soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment are preparing to conduct operations in the event that tropical storm Gustav makes landfall on the Louisiana coast. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Orphey