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

Kentucky Guard unit hosts Army 10-Miler
September 15, 2021

Kentucky National Guard members deploy to Louisiana, protect those devastated by Hurricane Ida
September 2, 2021

Putting first things first at 2021 Strong Bonds
August 30, 2021

Kentucky Guard Engineers awarded top Platoon, Company
July 1, 2021

Kentucky’s Workhorse Battalion makes a difference at Camp Kamassa
June 7, 2021

Kentucky Guardsmen Return Home from Nation’s Capital
May 27, 2021

Kentucky Guardsmen train with search and rescue teams
March 30, 2021

Kentucky National Guard mission extended in Washington D.C.
March 15, 2021

Training awards handed to top Units
March 5, 2021

Crossing Over-One Soldier’s journey from enlisted to officer
February 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)
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