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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...
Going green in Osaka
January 28, 2012
— Nonetheless, several soldiers participating in the Yama Sakura 61 exercise at Camp Itami decided to trade in their free time and give back to the city of Osaka by assisting their Japanese counterparts in picking up trash and raking leaves around Osaka Castle Jan. 28. ...
Kentucky National Guardsman teaches safety first
July 7, 2011
— There were 23 mechanics in attendance at the 10-hour OSHA course. Witt said more classes are in the works...
Kentucky National Guardsmen support Kentucky Oaks
May 6, 2011
— Every year during the first week of May thousands of people flock to Churchill Downs in Louisville to watch some of the greatest horse racing on the planet...
Kentucky National Guard Honors Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen of the Year
March 12, 2011
— The banquet highlights the top enlisted Guardsmen for the Army and Air. ...
Got what it takes to play with the 202nd Army Band?
February 16, 2011
— More than half, 24 out of 40 of the citizen-soldier musicians assigned to the band will retire or meet their contractual obligation to the military by 2013. ...
138th Fires Brigade conducts newly implemented resiliency training
February 6, 2011
— Approximately 750 soldiers participated in the training, which is now an annual requirement. While most mandatory training soldiers receive is field-related soldiering skills, the new resiliency training is geared towards making today’s soldier a more well-rounded individual...
Edwards accepts command of Kentucky National Guard 75th Troop Command
February 6, 2011
— A highly decorated veteran with a 23-year career, Edwards will bring his experience as an engineer and chemical officer to the 75th with pride. He’s worked with junior leaders as a TAC officer at the 238th Regiment and commanded the 103rd Chemical Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005...
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