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WO1 Kayla Meadors (left), a 28-year-old helicopter pilot from Denham Springs, Louisiana, with the 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion, sits in the cockpit of a helicopter as one of the newest pilots in the LANG and responded most recently to Hurricane Laura during the emergency operations, Sept. 11, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou)

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Sgt. Jeremy Wimer with the 1023rd Vertical Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, cuts through a fallen tree to assist with clearing roadways in Winnfield, La., during the recovery efforts from Hurricane Laura, Sept. 4, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie)

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Louisiana National Guardsman Pvt. 1st Class Reion Jones with the 1-141st Field Artillery Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, hauls ice to be placed in a citizen’s vehicle while working at a distribution site following Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sept. 4, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou)

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Airmen from the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, load supplies in vehicles of residents impacted by Hurricane Laura at a Point Of Distribution (POD) site in Kinder, La., Aug. 29, 2020. Immediately following Hurricane Laura landfall on Aug. 27, the Louisiana National Guard set up POD sites in affected parishes throughout the state to provide critical supplies, such as, food, water and other much needed supplies to local residents. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Sonnier)

La. Guardsmen prove to be ‘the greatest of their generation’

By Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office



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