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's Army 10-Miler
September 15, 2021
About 200 runners, walkers and ruck marchers took part in this years event which opened up options to do a 5k. 10k or the full 10 mile course.

Putting first things first at 2021 Strong Bonds
August 30, 2021
Kentucky Army National Guard Strong Bonds 2021

Kentucky Guard Engineers awarded top Platoon, Company
July 1, 2021
149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade logo

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

Kentucky Guardsmen Return Home from Nation’s Capital
May 27, 2021
Soldiers with the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade continue their operations near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies through mid-March. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Damon)

Kentucky Guardsmen train with search and rescue teams
March 30, 2021
Kentucky National Guard's CERFP team work with the London-Laurel Rescue Squad

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

Training awards handed to top Units
March 5, 2021
Training Awards handed to top units

Crossing Over-One Soldier’s journey from enlisted to officer
February 25, 2021
1st Lt. Daniel Truex

Leading Leaders from the 2020 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Recipients
February 3, 2021
Capt. Justin Gilliam

149TH MEB Organization

149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Richmond)


149th Brigade Support Battalion (Bowling Green)

198th Military Police Battalion (Louisville)

103rd Chemical Battalion (Burlington)

201st Engineer Battalion (Ashland)

206th Engineer Battalion (Owensboro)