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  • By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HARRODSBURG, Ky. – In October of 1941, 66 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Mercer County, Kentucky sailed from San Francisco, California to the Philippine Islands to defend the Pacific from the Japanese. These brave men endured the invasion of the Philippines in the early stages of World War II before surrendering and the 66 miles of the “Bataan Death March.” They were held as prisoners of war for the remainder of the war with only 37 of the original 66 men returning to Kentucky.  The Harrodsburg-based 103rd Brigade Support Battalion and […]

    103rd Brigade Support Battalion host the 76th Bataan Memorial Day to honor the Harrodsburg Tankers

    By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HARRODSBURG, Ky. – In October of 1941, 66 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Mercer County, Kentucky sailed from San Francisco, California to the Philippine Islands to defend the Pacific from the Japanese. These brave men endured the invasion of the Philippines in the early stages of World War II before surrendering and the 66 miles of the “Bataan Death March.” They were held as prisoners of war for the remainder of the war with only 37 of the original 66 men returning to Kentucky.  The Harrodsburg-based 103rd Brigade Support Battalion and […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard Recent generations have forgotten or possibly never heard of Armistice Day and its significance to American and world history.  How many have heard or understood the meaning of the immortal words, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month?”  Eleven A.M. on November 11, 1918 marked the signing of the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany, at Compiegne, France, ending hostilities on the Western Front of the First World War.   This day would become a national holiday in the United States as well as many of the Allied Nations. Today, […]

    11-11-11, 100 years later

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard Recent generations have forgotten or possibly never heard of Armistice Day and its significance to American and world history.  How many have heard or understood the meaning of the immortal words, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month?”  Eleven A.M. on November 11, 1918 marked the signing of the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany, at Compiegne, France, ending hostilities on the Western Front of the First World War.   This day would become a national holiday in the United States as well as many of the Allied Nations. Today, […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of Gold Star Family members were honored at the ninth annual Survivors’ Day at the Races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 4. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Chief, National Guard Bureau joined Kentucky Guardsmen and senior military officials to welcome nearly 900 wives, husbands, daughters, sons and relatives of fallen Service members for a day of fellowship and healing. “It’s important to stay connected to our Gold Star Families. We can never thank them enough for their sacrifices. They are part of us,” said Lengyel. […]

    Gold Star Families honored at 9th Survivors’ Day at the Races

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of Gold Star Family members were honored at the ninth annual Survivors’ Day at the Races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 4. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Chief, National Guard Bureau joined Kentucky Guardsmen and senior military officials to welcome nearly 900 wives, husbands, daughters, sons and relatives of fallen Service members for a day of fellowship and healing. “It’s important to stay connected to our Gold Star Families. We can never thank them enough for their sacrifices. They are part of us,” said Lengyel. […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard On June 1, 1792, Kentucky was admitted as the 15th State of the Union.  With the possibility of Indian attack still a reality on the frontier, Governor Isaac Shelby established the Kentucky Militia June 20.  These first Kentucky Militiamen were soon in action protecting the commonwealth from the perceived Indian threat.  Many of those serving in the newly organized Kentucky Militia, had seen much service in Indian warfare as Virginia Militiamen. Soon after Kentucky statehood Maj. John Adair and his command were called into service to escort provisions sent from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati, […]

    Adair’s defeat, Kentucky National Guard’s first battle casualties

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard On June 1, 1792, Kentucky was admitted as the 15th State of the Union.  With the possibility of Indian attack still a reality on the frontier, Governor Isaac Shelby established the Kentucky Militia June 20.  These first Kentucky Militiamen were soon in action protecting the commonwealth from the perceived Indian threat.  Many of those serving in the newly organized Kentucky Militia, had seen much service in Indian warfare as Virginia Militiamen. Soon after Kentucky statehood Maj. John Adair and his command were called into service to escort provisions sent from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati, […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – Through rain, wind, sand, and a whole lot of mud, Kentucky Army National Guardsmen competed for the honor of winning the annual Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 24-27, 2018. After three days of consistent competition, where State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden called a true example of “Warrior Spirit,” Kentucky’s top Soldiers were named. Spc. Tyler Reckner with the 2113th Transportation Company took home Soldier of the Year. Staff Sgt. Jesse Mascoe of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry […]

    Kentucky’s Best Warrior Competition Challenges Guardsmen

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – Through rain, wind, sand, and a whole lot of mud, Kentucky Army National Guardsmen competed for the honor of winning the annual Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 24-27, 2018. After three days of consistent competition, where State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden called a true example of “Warrior Spirit,” Kentucky’s top Soldiers were named. Spc. Tyler Reckner with the 2113th Transportation Company took home Soldier of the Year. Staff Sgt. Jesse Mascoe of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. – The “Mountain Warriors” of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry opened their gates to the public to show off their training while continuing their efforts to build strong bonds between the battalion and the local community at the Harold L. Disney Training Site Oct. 13. The open house coincided with the unit’s Mountain Warrior Assessment Program (MWAP). The MWAP brings together the future of the battalion from all ranks to compete against each other in order to see where they stand amongst their peers. The MWAP awards the top […]

    Infantry unit hosts community open house

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. – The “Mountain Warriors” of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry opened their gates to the public to show off their training while continuing their efforts to build strong bonds between the battalion and the local community at the Harold L. Disney Training Site Oct. 13. The open house coincided with the unit’s Mountain Warrior Assessment Program (MWAP). The MWAP brings together the future of the battalion from all ranks to compete against each other in order to see where they stand amongst their peers. The MWAP awards the top […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard In mid-1961, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union reached a crisis over the status of the city of Berlin, Germany.  The divided city, under the joint control of the four allied powers of World War II — France, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union — symbolized opposing Cold War ideologies.  Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was alarmed by the flight to freedom of nearly 300,000 East Germans per year to West Berlin.  His threat to unilaterally alter the status of Berlin was rejected by President John F. Kennedy at the […]

    The long summer camp of the Berlin Crisis

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard In mid-1961, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union reached a crisis over the status of the city of Berlin, Germany.  The divided city, under the joint control of the four allied powers of World War II — France, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union — symbolized opposing Cold War ideologies.  Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was alarmed by the flight to freedom of nearly 300,000 East Germans per year to West Berlin.  His threat to unilaterally alter the status of Berlin was rejected by President John F. Kennedy at the […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The Adjutant General recognized several deserving Soldiers held in charge of making the Kentucky Army National Guard run while visiting the J4 logistics workshop at the Wendell H. Ford Training Center Sept. 25. The workshop brought Soldiers from supply, logistics and food sections from across the state to come together and meet in one place to talk face to face about issues that impact them and share  ideas to help each other. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan took some time from the three-day event to recognize the […]

    Logisticians awarded for efforts

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The Adjutant General recognized several deserving Soldiers held in charge of making the Kentucky Army National Guard run while visiting the J4 logistics workshop at the Wendell H. Ford Training Center Sept. 25. The workshop brought Soldiers from supply, logistics and food sections from across the state to come together and meet in one place to talk face to face about issues that impact them and share  ideas to help each other. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan took some time from the three-day event to recognize the […]

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