As hundreds of Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers deploy to help NW Louisiana recover from the historic winter storm event, they continue to support the mission of water supply and distribution in Bossier City and road clearing operations in Bossier Parish.
One of the key factors to any large scale logistics operations is maximum use of common facilities. The Louisiana Army National Guard was seeking a central large facility to house soldiers and stage equipment in the metro Shreveport Bossier community. They formally requested the City of Bossier City, “Can you assist us in housing our troops supporting your Civic Center Water Distribution operation and other regional National Guard operations?” The response from Mayor Lo Walker and City officials was “yes” and an efficient system was established to house the soldiers by the City of Bossier City and the Bossier Civic Center staff.
In a time of emergencies, corporative efforts by local governments make an even more efficient disaster response.