149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

This is the official webpage of the 149th MEB.

Constituted Jan. 21, 1839 in the Kentucky Militia as the Louisville Legion and organized at Louisville. The unit mustered into federal service May 17, 1846 as the first Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment and mustered out of federal service May 17, 1847 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Four years after coming out of the federal service, the unit reorganized June 30, 1851 in the Kentucky Volunteer Militia in Louisville as the Louisville Legion. The Kentucky State Guard re-designated as the Kentucky National Guard in 1912, and the unit mustered into federal service once again at Ft. Thomas in February 1917.

After, the unit reorganized and changed to fit the evolving needs of the Kentucky National Guard. On November 1, 1980 the unit converted and re-designated as the Headquarters Company of the 149th Armored Brigade. The unit’s campaign participation includes Mexican War, Monterey, Civil War, Shiloh, Murfreesborough, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Mississippi 1862, Tennessee 1863, War with Spain, Puerto Rico, World War I, Streamer without inscription, World War II, New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon, GWOT, OIF and OEF. The unit headquarters is currently located in Richmond.

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149th MEB News

Soldier uses local ties to help bring community back from flooding
August 12, 2022

Guardsmen aid in water shortage
July 5, 2022

My Sapper School Experience
May 18, 2022

Derby 148 back in full force and so was the Kentucky Guard
May 7, 2022

National Guard leaders visit Kentucky Guardsmen
January 25, 2022

Always ready, not just a slogan for Kentucky Soldier
January 18, 2022

Ballistic Missile Attack On Kentucky's 206th Engineer Battalion
January 11, 2022

Kentucky’s 438th MP’s head to Kosovo
January 6, 2022

"We Just Went" - Kentucky Guardsman jumps into action to help neighbors
December 14, 2021

Guardsman mechanic pursues future as a nurse
October 25, 2021

149TH MEB Organization

149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Richmond)

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149th Brigade Support Battalion (Bowling Green)

198th Military Police Battalion (Louisville)
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103rd Chemical Battalion (Burlington)

201st Engineer Battalion (Ashland)

206th Engineer Battalion (Owensboro)
https://www.facebook.com/206thENBN