By Sgt. Robin Carpenter
Louisiana National Guard, Public Affairs Office
NEW ORLEANS The Louisiana National Guards Drug Demand Reduction program, part of the Counterdrug Task Force, received the prestigious Bronze Key award from the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans at Harrahs Hotel in New Orleans, April 15.
We work in coordination with many different agencies, and on our own, to both reduce the supply of illegal drugs and to educate people to reduce the demand for them, said Lt. Col. Michael C. Shindler II, director of the LANG Counterdrug Task Force, who accepted the award, which is the highest recognition presented by local agencies.
The Bronze Key is a national recognition award bestowed by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and its local affiliates to honor individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to the field.
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NEW ORLEANS Lt. Col. Michael C. Shindler II, director of the Louisiana National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, accepts the Bronze Key award on behalf of the LANG from Alan Brickman, executive director, and Dominick Ragusa, president of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug for Greater New Orleans, April 15, 2011, at Harrahs Hotel New Orleans for their outstanding support and commitment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Toby M. Valadie, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released)