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
The Soldiers are part of a point of distribution site at Letcher County Central High School.

Guardsmen aid in water shortage
July 5, 2022
Soldiers from within the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade began transporting water from the Trade Water River to Old City Lake, near Marion. Army Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicles transported non-potable storage tanks daily with the goal of moving up to 80,000 gallons of water to the reservoir to minimize decreasing lake concerns. In addition, bottled water was also distributed at the Old Marion Armory to town residents.

My Sapper School Experience
May 18, 2022
A SAPPER Soldier is responsible for tasks such as building and repairing roads and bridges, laying and clearing mines.

Derby 148 back in full force and so was the Kentucky Guard
May 7, 2022
The Kentucky National Guard has been assisting local security and police every year for the past 116 years.

National Guard leaders visit Kentucky Guardsmen
January 25, 2022
Kentucky National Guard leadership welcomed National Guard Bureau’s senior leaders on Jan. 23-24, to recognize Guard members for their efforts and thank them for supporting local communities in western Kentucky. Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead receives a coin from Spc. Cameron Maley at the Mayfield Fairgrounds distribution site in Mayfield, Ky., Jan. 22, 2022.

Always ready, not just a slogan for Kentucky Soldier
January 18, 2022
Pfc. Cody Warmath's family's home in Benton Ky., suffered severe damage during the the tornado that hit Dec. 10, 2021 but he still chose to volunteer to be activated with the 2113th Transportation Company out of Paducah, Ky

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

Kentucky’s 438th MP’s head to Kosovo
January 6, 2022
The 438th MP Co., based out of Murray, Ky, will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian.

"We Just Went" - Kentucky Guardsman jumps into action to help neighbors
December 14, 2021
Neisz who lives in Dawson Springs spent the first 27 hours after the storm aiding local law enforcement, helping extract people from their home.

Guardsman mechanic pursues future as a nurse
October 25, 2021
Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. Janay McLain, squad leader with 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company, poses for a photograph while holding her nursing school acceptance letter with Pikeville Medical Center administrators in Pikeville, KY October 25, 2021. The Kentucky National Guard has been requested to provide support to hospital staff across the Commonwealth.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Damon)

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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