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149th MET completes training, prepares for mobilization
November 10, 2016
— The 149th Military Engagement Team began training in Mar. 2016 for their upcoming federal mobilization to the Middle East in support of U.S. Army Central Command operations...
It's not easy becoming the best
November 1, 2016
— Kentucky Guardsmen competed in what was billed as the most challenging Best Warrior Competition yet at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 27-29. No one disagreed with that assessment...
Two degrees and counting for Kentucky Soldier
October 3, 2016
— It took her four years to earn the title sergeant. Soon, Sarah Wilson could also be addressed as doctor. The communications non-commissioned officer with the 149th Brigade Support Battalion has spent the better part of five years enhancing her education, all in the hopes of becoming a clinical psychologist...
ESGR’s take your Boss to work day
August 15, 2016
— The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training...
KY Guardsmen Compete for Top Gun Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kentucky Army National Guard
July 31, 2016
— The 238th Regional Training Institute’s team consisted of Maj. Timothy Mitchell, brigade supply officer and Staff Sgt. Shahid Iqbal, supply sergeant. This year was Mitchell’s first year, Iqbal’s second...
1st Battalion 149th Infantry Annual Training at JRTC
July 25, 2016
— More than 400 Kentucky Guardsmen from 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry honed their warrior skills while acting as the opposition force during rotation 16-08 at JRTC...
Survivors Set Sail to Remember
June 22, 2016
— As family members awaited boarding the vessel, many families took the time to capture an image by the “Survivors of American Heroes” flag, hung in the middle of the conference room. One of those families were from Powell County, Kentucky, and had brief moments of nostalgia about their fallen hero, Bobby Jo Martin Jr., from the 82nd Airborne...
Kentucky Guardsmen test search and rescue skills during Vigilant Guard
June 21, 2016
— The Kentucky National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) tested its search and rescue, extraction and recovery capabilities June 11, at the Satsop Business Park in Elma, Washington. As part of a Vigilant Guard exercise, the Kentucky CERFP teamed with local and state agencies to simulate a mass-casualty search and rescue operation. ...
Kentucky Guard, Emergency Management partner for earthquake readiness
June 16, 2016
— "CAPSTONE-14 offers Kentucky and our neighboring states the opportunity to build upon the existing partnerships and opportunities to identify unified real-world solutions for emergency response to a catastrophic event of this magnitude," said Michael Dossett, KYEM Director...
Artillery Calls in Air Assets
June 16, 2016
— Soldiers from the 2/138th and Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation worked hand in hand to provide relevant and realistic MEDEVAC training by providing air support to Soldiers on the ground. ...
Kentucky Medics Prepare for the worst
June 16, 2016
— Placing a chest tube or shocking a patient with an Automated External Defibrillator is something most Army medics hope to never use, but recently medics assigned to the Kentucky CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), got to do exactly that in a real-life emergency trauma simulation...
149th Brigade Support Battalion delivers
June 16, 2016
— The team that operates the Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) is the only one of its kind remaining in the Kentucky National Guard...
Soldier commemorates battalion history in new guidon stand
June 16, 2016
— First Kentucky Brigade was the only Confederate element from the state of Kentucky during the Civil War. The brigade was formed by former Vice President, Major General John Breckinridge. Historians have two theories as to why the First Kentucky Brigade had the nickname of the Orphans: first – the brigade went through multiple commanders in its five-years of service; second – they were unable to return home during the war due to Kentucky's political stance. ...
Partnering for success
June 16, 2016
— The Kentucky National Guard has partnered with the LMPD for multiple Thunder Over Louisville events. Soldiers of the 223rd began their operations at the opening ceremony and provided security until the last spectators departed safely. ...
Bettering our Communities
June 11, 2016
— Comforts, best practices and a wealth of knowledge were exchanged June 11, at the small regional hospital located in Elma, Washington. The Kentucky National Guard’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), assisted the hospital staff with the set-up and use of Summit Pacific’s decontamination kit – the first time the staff ever opened the kit...
Kentucky CERFP assist Oregon in Cascadia Rising
June 8, 2016
— NGB strategically placed these CERFP teams in each of the 10 FEMA regions throughout the U.S., and June 7-9, members of the Oregon and Kentucky National Guard CERFP, along with the Utah Homeland Response Force (HRF) and aviation assets from the Idaho National Guard, exercised their abilities to respond to a simulated 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the aftermath of a tsunami during Cascadia Rising 2016...
May 23, 2016
— The four-day event required participants to abandon their comforts by way of conducting intense pre-sunrise physical fitness training, consuming Meals Ready to Eat, and executing mock combat missions, thus allowing them a real-world view of the deployment process for a Kentucky National Guard Soldier...
Family Readiness Group Volunteers Honored at Keeneland
April 24, 2016
— With a combined service of 54 years, Heather Dollar, Patty Wininger, and Pam Feltner have dedicated themselves to supporting not only their families but the families of their National Guard units. Each volunteer had her own story, but together they told a powerful account of duty, honor, and family...
Combat medics get refresher training and more
November 18, 2015
— In order to stay up-to-date on the best trauma practices, medics receive refresher training every two years. Luckily for Kentucky National Guard medics, the refresher training is offered at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, which is cost efficient and convenient for the Kentucky National Guard...
Earning the title 'Best Warrior'
November 6, 2015
— The three Guardsmen received ribbons and trophies in a brief awards ceremony Nov. 8, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, following the competition. ...
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