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 Soldiers set to deploy for Spartan Shield
January 13, 2024
The 1/299th will be deploying to Southwest Asia in support of Spartan Sheild.

Legion Brigade welcomes first female commander
January 5, 2024
Col. J.B. Richmond relinquished command of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to incoming Commander, Col. Brandye Williams during a ceremony held on December 2, 2023 at the Richmond, Ky. armory. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joy Himmelsbach)

Kentucky National Guard selects the Best Warriors of 2024
November 8, 2023
Soldiers who competed in Kentucky's Best Warrior Competition received trophies during a ceremony held in Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, November 5, 2023. From left: Spc. Jackie Zheng, Soldier of the Year; Command Sgt. Maj. Benzie Timberlake, 75th Troop Command; Sgt. Jerry Marksbury III, NCO of the Year Runner-Up; Sgt. Robert Buck, NCO of the Year; Command Sgt. Maj. Aaron Lester, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade; and Spc. Stephen Shelton, Soldier of the Year Runner-Up.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner)

Legion Brigade refines skills with 38th Infantry Division
June 14, 2023
he 149th MEB staff and supporting elements participated in the exercise to set up and operate command and control systems, which increases the brigade’s readiness.

2061st MRBC conducts wet gap crossing training during interagency exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard’s 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company load vehicles onto their raft bridge to be transported to the other side of the lake during the Homeland Defender Exercise

Kentucky Military Police take training to the ‘Show Me State’
May 29, 2023
The 198th Military Police Battalion, and its subordinate units, conducted their annual training at the home of the United States Army Military Police Schools (USAMPS) May 12-26.

Kentucky Guard serves at Derby
May 8, 2023
Sgt. Matt Broce, with the 617th Military Police Company, puts the Kentucky Derby Trophy back in the box after showing it in the winner’s circle prior to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., May 6, 2023. The trophy is six pounds of solid gold and is awarded to the first-place winner of the Derby.

Kentucky engineer platoon leader wins outstanding platoon leader award
April 28, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jason Bell poses with his wife, Dr. Michelle Baltam, after receiving the Lt. Orville Munson Award at the U.S. Army Engineer Regimental School at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri on April 28, 2023. The award is given annually to honor an engineer lietuenant or warrant officer platoon leader in the Active Army and Army National Guard in recognition of outstanding contributions to military engineering by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)

Kentucky National Guard Supports Thunder Over Louisville
April 24, 2023
The 138th Field Artillery Brigade played a role in Thunder Over Louisville by firing their 105mm Howitzer cannons from the Clark Memorial Bridge in sync with the National Anthem. April 22, 2023. This was the 34th Thunder that has been held. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Georgia Napier.)

Kentucky Guard hosts career fair, connects with community
April 14, 2023
Over 50 vendors and colleges were present for the career fair at the Kentucky National Guard’s Readiness Center in Northern Kentucky Apr. 14, 2023. Soldiers and civilians were invited to talk to the many companies like Fed EX, Atlas Air, Amazon and CVG Airport Police about protentional job opportunities.

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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