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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...
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. ...
Proud of the Progress - Former aviation maintenance operator excited for future of new AASF
October 19, 2015
— Canon enlisted in the Army in 1955 and retired in 1990. In 1959, the Kentucky aviation assets found a new home in Frankfort, Kentucky, at the Capital City Airport. Then, 18-or-so-years later in 1971, Canon witnessed a state-of-the-art facility erected at Boone National Guard Center – the Army Aviation Support Facility...
Kentucky Guardsmen compete in biathlon finals
March 5, 2015
— JERICHO, Vt. - For the first time, the Kentucky Guard sent a team to ski and shoot against the best of the best biathlon athletes in the National Guard. Guardsmen from 23 other states joined Kentucky at the 40th National Guard Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 28 to March 5. ...
National Guard commemorates last War of 1812 battle
January 9, 2015
— In a sugar cane field along the meandering Mississippi River just outside New Orleans 200 years ago, Citizen-Soldiers fought along side Choctaw Indians, free African-Americans and criminal privateers, prevailing against the most powerful army in the world. The Battle of New Orleans was the last major conflict of the War of 1812. The outcome ended the last war with England, preserved a claim to the Louisiana Territory, triggered migration and settlement along the Mississippi River and rebuilt the spirit of the American people. ...
Task Force Summit’s commander inducted into Order of Saint Barbara
January 5, 2015
— At the annual gathering of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Dec. 13, 2014, officers and enlisted alike gathered at the Saint Barbara’s Military Ball to celebrate Christmas and the completion of yet another year’s worth of missions. Among those missions, few had more of an impact on the overall Army mission than that of the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade’s Task Force Summit, which returned home from Afghanistan in April of this year. The unit spent nine months overseas supporting the Special Operations Command’s withdrawal and relocation of mission-critical equipment as Operation Enduring Freedom came to a close...
Kentucky Airmen return from West Africa mission
November 19, 2014
— Approximately 40 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard returned home in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 from a deployment to West Africa. The Guardsmen were based in Senegal where the 123rd Contingency Response Group established a cargo processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola...
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