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149th MET bolsters Army mission in Middle East
May 18, 2017
— The Soldiers of the 149th Military Engagement Team reached the midpoint of their overseas deployment in April 2017 after spending the last five months working with partner nation military members throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the Greater Levant, and Central and South Asia...
Senior leaders visit Kentucky Soldiers overseas
March 8, 2017
— Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adams III, Kentucky’s Director of the Joint Staff, and State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden took the opportunity to visit with Soldiers in each unit, and they received a first-hand glimpse into each unit’s mission overseas...
Kentucky Air National Guard Airman assists Army ROTC in Djibouti
March 4, 2017
— Travelling across the globe to more than 42 countries were 1,300 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets taking part in the U.S. Army Cadet Command's Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency program. In the role of chaperone, Air Force Master Sgt. Brittany Ingram from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Louisville, Kentucky, was able to accompany a group of these college-age cadets to the Republic of Djibouti in the horn of Africa over the summer...
Kentucky Guard Soldiers build partnerships in Jordan
February 18, 2017
— Working together is valuable to our continued partnerships with the Jordanian people, said Lt. Col. Joseph Gardner during a military-to-military engagement with the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) Central Command Feb. 12 to 16...
Kentucky Guardsmen train in historic sanatorium
February 7, 2017
— LOUISVILLE, Ky. — To become experts in their fields, Soldiers train in all types of conditions and places. Even if those places are haunted. For members of the 41st Civil Support Team, a recent training exercise was business as usual, another opportunity to hone their skills. But it was no ordinary duty location...
Kentucky MEDEVAC trains for water rescue
January 25, 2017
— Overall, all the Soldiers in the unit walked away from AT having learned something beyond their MOS,” said Tharp. “Something that may possibly save their lives, and the lives of others, one day.”...
Kentucky Guardsmen support Presidential Inauguration
January 20, 2017
— National Guardsmen from every corner of the country descended on the nation’s capital to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20. Nearly 300 Kentucky Guardsmen from across the commonwealth were among them. The majority of that number were from the 198th Military Police Battalion based out of Louisville, Kentucky, who augmented local law enforcement in the Capital region during the event...
Warrior Ethos runs deep in Best Warrior
December 15, 2016
— The Kentucky National Guard’s 2016 Best Warrior competition is no different. Only one Soldier, NCO and Senior NCO is named with the top honor at the conclusion of the strenuous three-day competition. A gauntlet that puts the NBC-hit American Ninja Warrior TV competition to shame...
Kentucky Construction Soldiers deploy to Middle East
December 14, 2016
— The 207th will conduct construction operations in the Middle East, Central and South Asia in support of U.S. Army Central Command. Their missions will focus on road and runway repair, base maintenance, drainage correction projects, and culvert installation. The 207th will conduct multiple construction missions across multiple countries simultaneously...
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...
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...
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...
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