FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky National Guard is preparing to provide support to the state due to the effects of COVID-19 across the commonwealth.
In light of this preparation the Kentucky Guard is
modifying its prescribed drill training this weekend. Most units across
Kentucky will conduct a non-traditional muster in lieu of their published
This paid, non-traditional muster will allow the organization
to gauge the readiness of the force and assess personnel availability in
support of the commonwealth. Additionally it will provide a real-time snapshot
on the health of our Guardsmen, to include their families.
“In this extraordinary time, the men and women of our
force are our greatest resource. Their health and safety is of paramount
concern, as well as the well-being of our Guard families,” said Brig. Gen. Hal
Lamberton, Kentucky’s Adjutant General.
If service members have not already heard from their
military leaders, they should contact their unit's fulltime personnel or chain
of command and ensure they have the most up-to-date information on what is
required of them.
Additionally, there are some service members who are
actively preparing for an overseas mobilization or officially named exercise in
the coming months. These Soldiers and Airmen will continue training to support
“We have a dual mission to support both the state and
nation as we’re called upon,” said Lamberton. “Right now, we are taking the
appropriate measures to mitigate the spread of this virus following the
directives from both the president and governor and will ensure we have a
healthy force for the continuity of our mission.”
The Kentucky National Guard would like to remind all
citizens of the commonwealth to practice proper hygiene and safeguard your
health and well-being and that of your family.
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