Leslie Turk

256th Infantry Brigade 'on alert'

KATC-TV3 is reporting that hundreds of Acadiana soldiers in the 256th Infantry Brigade have been issued an alert order but that it remains unclear where they may be deployed. The 256th Infantry Brigade of the Louisiana Army National Guard is based in Lafayette.

The station notes that 3,000 soldiers from all over the state are getting a phone call, telling them to get their business in order for a possible deployment in 2010, the earliest the unit could be deployed.

The 256th was deployed in 2004 for a tour of duty in Iraq.