The Louisiana National Guard Recruiting Ribbon honors Louisiana National Guard members who demonstrate honorable and exceptional service pertinent to strength combat readiness.
The Louisiana National Guard is composed of the Louisiana Army National Guard and the Louisiana Air National Guard; it is estimated to have 11,500 members. The Army component, headquartered in New Orleans, traces its roots back to militia activity in the 1770s. The Air component is also based in New Orleans and consists of the 159th Fighter Wing, nicknamed the “Bayou Militia,” as well as several support units.
The ribbon is gray with black vertical stripes on each edge and two thin red vertical stripes in toward the center flanking a thicker one.