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

Kentucky National Guard continues security effort in Washington, D.C.
January 28, 2021
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.

Leadership profile: 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard
January 4, 2021
1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard

Kentucky Legion Brigade hosts Army 10-Miler Virtual Run
November 4, 2020
The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade hosted the Army 10-Miler as a virtual event for the Kentucky National Guard, state ROTC units and the surrounding community when the traditional event in Washington, D.C., was dispersed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diverse skill sets hold key to success for 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade staff at warfighter
October 15, 2020
XVIII Airborne Corps Warfighter Exercise 21-1

Historic Kentucky Guard unit to be redesignated
September 12, 2020
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Soldiers from the 617th Military Police Prepare for the Worst with CASEVAC training
August 12, 2020
CASEVAC training with 617th MPs

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