National Guard Open House
The 528th Engineer Battalion hosted its inaugural open house on Saturday, April 1. They invited the community out to their armory in Monroe. Choice Brands was on-hand with samples of Flying Tiger beer, as well as coffee and hot dogs from RoeLa Roaster. Chennault Aviation and Military Museum had the P-40 flown by General Chennault on display and live music was provided by the Louisiana National Guard’s 8-member rock band. Guests enjoyed food from Cory Bahr with Heritage Catering, Mark Smith with Wayne vs the Wayneabago and sandwiches from Jimmy John’s. The National Guard plans to continue this event each year so the public can interact with them, visit with soldiers assigned to the local National Guard unit and see equipment that the unit uses.