Jackson Barracks Exhibits Disaster ResponseFeaturing the Louisiana National Guard Response to Hurricane Katrina. Iraq/Afghan Wars“Always Ready, Always There” Louisiana has deployed over 21,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who served alongside regular Army and Airforce members during the Global War on Terror. Desert Storm 1990 Louisiana National Guard’s role in the liberation of Kuwait during the First Gulf War Cold War 1946-1991Experience the view of an Air Guard pilot from the cockpit of an F-4 Jet. World War II 1940-1945The story of the Louisiana Guard’s contribution to the war alongside an early Stuart Light Tank, a Norden Bombsight and actual walls from a WWII Barracks. World War I 1917-18Featuring a 1918 Cadillac staff car, a walk-through trench experience and a rare French Renault Tank. Spanish American War 1898The Louisiana National Guard’s role in the Spanish American War featuring the deck gun from the USS New Orleans. Civil War-Reconstruction 1860-1877Coming in 2023. Learn what Louisiana soldiers experienced in 1865. Mexican-American War 1846-1848 Featuring a 175 year old American flag, this was the first major deployment of Louisiana Soldiers as the US expanded its boundaries creating Texas, New Mexico and California. Battle of New Orleans 1814during the War of 1812 when a diverse group of Americans defeated British invaders. Path to Statehood 1718-1812Covering the arrival of Europeans and Africans and the development of the Louisiana Militia. Wall of WeaponsOver 194 pistols, revolvers, rifles, muskets and crew-served weapons from our Small Arms Collection. History of Jackson Barracks 1834-presentCompleted in 1834, this National Register Historic District is believed to be the largest intact group of antebellum structures in the United States. Collections Exhibits A few of the interesting items preserved in our archives and collections storage. Photograph Collections Check out our historic photos on Flikr Outdoor DisplaysTanks, Planes, vehicles, Guns, even an Air Traffic Control Tower.