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Marine Reservists lead training of Kentucky Guard Soldiers
February 12, 2020
— Soldiers with Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade participated in a crew serve weapon class instructed by Virginia Marine Reservists...
Kentucky Guardsmen set to Deploy
January 7, 2020
— Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family to say farewell to the 617th Military Police Company during a departure ceremony, at the Lexington Convention Center on Jan. 7...
Two of a Kind
December 18, 2019
— Twin brothers, Dwight and Donald Harlan reach the highest rank amongst warrant officers in the Kentucky National Guard...
Major General Logan Feland of the U.S. Marines owes roots to Kentucky State Guard
September 13, 2019
— While still attending college in 1885, Feland joined the military as a Private in Company D, (Latham Light Guards), 3rd Infantry Regiment, Kentucky State Guard in Hopkinsville. His brother, John, was the company’s First Lieutenant. While serving in Company D, Feland continually earned higher rank, though another officer peer, Jouett Henry, would eventually command the company...
Kentucky Guardsmen support Thunder Over Louisville
April 21, 2019
— The mission of the Kentucky National Guard was nothing new, supplement Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) to provide additional security and traffic control and man the cannons on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge, but perhaps the circumstances were different with such a large attendance expected...
Best Warrior Competition Highlights Kentucky Guard's Finest Soldiers
October 28, 2018
— Kentucky Guardsmen proved why they were deemed worthy to represent their respected brigades as they competed in the very challenging Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 25-29 to determine who would be the 2018 Soldiers of the Year...
Flags rise over Exercise Steppe Eagle opening ceremony
July 22, 2018
— Exercise Steppe Eagle is a premier multinational exercise focusing on peacekeeping and peace support operations, and enabling more than 800 participants to build relationships and mutual understanding across nations...
A glimpse into a Soldiers life – Operation Immersion 2018
May 11, 2018
— “How am I supposed to carry all of this. How do you open an MRE? We weren’t told to bring knives or scissors. I’ve been yanked out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to eat a salad.”...
Kentucky Air Guardsmen integrate into 138th Field Artillery Brigade to support NATO training exercise in Germany
March 22, 2018
— Groves recently found himself serving in a position he’d never served in before. He was attached to the 138th Field Artillery Brigade as an Air Liaison Officer during Dynamic Front 18, a multinational field artillery training exercise held in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Groves was the lone Airmen among a formation of more than 100 Kentucky Army National Guard Artillerymen...
Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue
March 19, 2018
— Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside...
138th Completes Dynamic Front 18 NATO Training Exercise
March 19, 2018
— Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated in the training exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. On Thursday, Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell visited the 138th to recognize the performance of the Soldiers who, when faced with a challenge, hit it head on and figured out the solution...
Kentucky Guardsmen complete pivotal overseas mission
November 13, 2017
— The 149th Military Engagement Team transferred authority to the Georgia National Guard’s 648th MET during a ceremony held, here, Sept. 6, 2017, signifying the successful completion of the Kentucky National Guard’s mission...
Building future leaders one student at a time
October 1, 2017
— Most people are not born a leader, its skills you develop, but you have to be exposed to the opportunities to be a leader and that is why the RYLA program is offered...
178th Firefighting Team deploys to Iraq
September 23, 2017
— The 178th Engineer Firefighting Team is made up of six Soldiers led by Staff Sgt. Matthew Stevens, who also deployed to Afghanistan with the 176th Engineer Firefighting Team in 2011. The unit is deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve...
Guardsmen ruck for awareness
September 21, 2017
— Suicide over the years has had a massive effect on communities, households, units, companies and battalions. The Kentucky National Guard has been taking a lot of steps to make sure suicide doesn’t affect more people in the future...
1-149th conducts Patching Ceremony with Virginia Army National Guard unit
September 15, 2017
— The 1-149 will become the third Infantry maneuver Battalion for the Brigade. The 116th IBCT Soldiers are part of the 29th Infantry Division, and wear the “blue and gray” patch. Lt. Col. DiNonno was able to participate in the ceremony, representing Col. Smith, Brigade Commander of the 116th, who just recently returned from the U.S. Virgin Islands where elements of the 116th took part in hurricane relief operations...
Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Irma response operations
September 7, 2017
— Approximately 20 Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation (a company under 63rd TAB) deployed to the Virgin Islands with two UH-60 Blackhawks equipped for medical evacuations. Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron also deployed as part of Kentucky’s response to provide search and rescue...
Kentucky Air Guardsmen deploying for Hurricane Harvey rescue operations
August 28, 2017
— Eighteen Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron departed Sunday night for Texas, where they will assist with rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. ...
Kentucky Guardsmen leave lasting mark on Exercise Steppe Eagle
August 16, 2017
— Steppe Eagle, a premier multinational exercise focused on peacekeeping and peace support operations, provided eight Kentucky Soldiers a chance to build relationships with partner nation militaries and assist as subject matter experts...
Joint exercise bolsters effectiveness of infantry, engineer units
July 27, 2017
— Side by side the 1123rd and 1/149th conducted an air assault mission to breach an obstacle and assault a target. Aviation assets from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade complimented the training event...
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