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

Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue
March 19, 2018

Kentucky Guardsmen leave lasting mark on Exercise Steppe Eagle
August 16, 2017

US, Uzbek soldiers build new lines of communication
June 22, 2017

149th MET bolsters Army mission in Middle East
May 18, 2017

Senior leaders visit Kentucky Soldiers overseas
March 8, 2017

Senior leaders visit Kentucky Soldiers overseas
March 4, 2017

Kentucky Construction Soldiers deploy to Middle East
December 14, 2016

Two degrees and counting for Kentucky Soldier
October 3, 2016

149th Brigade Support Battalion delivers
June 16, 2016

Soldier commemorates battalion history in new guidon stand
June 16, 2016

149TH MEB Organization

149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Richmond)


149th Brigade Support Battalion (Bowling Green)

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