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Kentucky maintenance facility earns top regional honor
October 17, 2012
— One such building is the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES), whose soldiers were recently recognized for running one of the best maintenance facilities in the National Guard. ...
From the hangar to Afghanistan, Army helicopter mechanic fits in well
October 16, 2012
— Sizemore, who has served with the Kentucky National Guard since 2008, is currently deployed to southern Afghanistan as part of ADT 4’s Security Team. ...
Soldier reflects on Kentucky's ADT 4, from the front truck
October 8, 2012
— “We run lead truck probably every other mission, that’s about the way it works,” explained Staff Sgt. Robert Foushee, a 28-year-old Lexington, Ky., native. In February 2012, Foushee deployed to southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province as a Security Platoon Dismounted Team Leader and Truck Commander with the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4. Since then, his team has effectively taken over its role of running security from the front of ADT 4’s convoys, according to Foushee...
Kentucky airman serves in Afghanistan for new friends and old
October 8, 2012
— Stribling, a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Aerial Port Squadron came because of a friend from his previous deployment to Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Base in 2011. That friend is fellow airman and Louisville resident Staff Sgt. Austin McDonald. ...
Former Navy Seabee puts skills to good use with Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team 4
July 24, 2012
— Back in Kentucky, Hilario has served as an electrician with the Army National Guard’s 149th Vertical Engineering Detachment, 201st Engineer Battalion in Cynthiana, Ky., since joining the Guard after leaving the Navy Reserves in 2008. During his ten years with the Navy, Hilario deployed to Iraq twice as a SeaBee, spent two years active, earning the prestigious Seabee Combat Warfare device and Fleet Marine Force ribbon. ...
Kentucky guardsmen rededicate their faith while serving overseas
July 12, 2012
— In the case of two soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4, the journey overseas led them to take a step forward in that faith. The two were baptized in a small ceremony at FOB Pasab’s Chapel following worship services May 20, 2012...
Kentucky Guardsmen — patient and optimistic in Afghanistan
July 9, 2012
— Campbell, who spent four years apiece with the Navy and Navy Reserves before serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard for the past 15 years, is a soldier assigned to the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4. As a member of ADT 4, he serves as Project Manager for the Kandahar province’s Zharay and Maiwand district teams...
California, to Kentucky, to Afghanistan
June 25, 2012
— Moreno has come a long way in the past few years since his journey began in California. There, he suddenly found himself unemployed from his job in Construction Management by the recession. To fully understand Moreno’s journey and how he ended up in Afghanistan, however, the story gets a little longer. ...
Female soldier finds fulfillment in Afghanistan
May 21, 2012
— Previously, Corson served as a part of Kentucky ADT 1 in eastern Afghanistan, returning after spending a short time at home between missions...
Building a better environment: Kentucky’s ADT 4 works to improve living conditions in Afghanistan
May 3, 2012
— “They’re [ADT 5] going to have it made. With the three buildings that we have in mind right now, it’s going to be a huge boost for them because they’re not going to be so spread out,” said Master Sgt. John Black, a 45-year-old Frankfort, Ky., native, residing in Lawrenceburg, Ky. “Everything’s going to be in close proximity and everybody’ll be working pretty much side-by-side… not like us, all spread out everywhere.”...
Kentucky citizen-soldiers help empower women in Afghanistan
April 28, 2012
— To organize the program, Ensminger worked in partnership with soldiers on a local coalition base near the villages and local Afghan officials. Training dates and times were advertised over the radio...
Tractor training in Afghanistan
April 25, 2012
— In southern Afghanistan’s Zharay district, Kandahar province, ADT 4 recently helped empower local agricultural leaders with some good old-fashioned tractor training...
Former high school teacher takes lessons to Afghanistan as part of Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team 4
March 31, 2012
— Parsons is a retired agriculture teacher of nearly 28 years at Garrad County High School in Lancaster. He is now deployed to southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province with ADT 4 after officially retiring in January 2012...
Kentucky ADT 4’s veterinarian training programs score big with Afghan locals
March 24, 2012
— Goode serves as the ag team leader for Kandahar province’s Arghandab district with Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4 in southern Afghanistan...
Kentucky Deployed Soldiers Closer than Brothers
March 16, 2012
— “Closer than blood ever could be,” described Spc. Preston Perry, a 21-year-old Benton, Ky. native now residing in Lexington, Ky. of his relationship with Spc. Howard Summers, a 21-year-old Chicago, Ill. native now residing in Paducah...
Kentucky Guardsmen deploy to West Africa
February 20, 2012
— Deployed to southern Afghanistan with a team of soldiers, airmen, and other Agricultural specialists on the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4, Mixon finds himself on a mission to help Afghan farmers...
University of Kentucky crop research scientist brings skills to National Guard mission
February 19, 2012
— Neal, a civilian agricultural specialist from Versailles, Ky., with the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4, said he started helping on the family farm around the age of 8 and has loved farming ever since. ...
Last tour of duty: Deployed soldier reflects on storied career
January 29, 2012
— “The Soldiers, I think are smarter. They’re required to be because of all the equipment that we have, advanced technology…the battlefield is ever-changing, and you’ve got to be flexible with it. Clearly, I think the soldiers we have today are maybe not better soldiers, but more skilled than when I was a young soldier. You kind of have to be in today’s Army. It takes a lot,” Lile added. ...
Yama Sakura 61: Home visit
January 29, 2012
— As a tradition of the Yama Sakura exercise, U.S. Army Japan soldiers participated in a home visit to the household of Maj. Yasuo Okamoto, chief of security for Middle Army’s Japan Ground Self Defense Force, in Osaka, Japan, Jan. 29...
Yama Sakura 61: Cultural Activities Offer U.S. Military Personnel a Unique Experience in Japan
January 29, 2012
— However, the annual Yama Sakura in Japan offers a unique cultural experience designed to strengthen relationships between U.S. personnel and their Japanese counterparts...
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