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  • Article courtesy La Nation, Djiboutian Newspaper, translated by the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti Original Article: http://www.lanationdj.com/president-mohamed-ali-houmed-rencontre-delegation-de-garde-nationale-de-kentucky/ DJIBOUTI — The President of the National Assembly, Mohamed Ali Houmed, had an audience yesterday with an important delegation from the National Guard of the State of Kentucky. A Win-Win Partnership: Led by Brigadier General Benjamin Adams, Chief of Staff of the Kentucky National Guard, the American delegation was composed of Command Sergeant Major David Munden, High Commander of the same Guard Major Laurence Carta, Director of Relations with States, Major Chris Hettinger, in charge of bilateral relations, and the Defense Attaché of the […]

    Djiboutian President Mohamed Ali Houmed Meets a Delegation from the Kentucky National Guard

    Article courtesy La Nation, Djiboutian Newspaper, translated by the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti Original Article: http://www.lanationdj.com/president-mohamed-ali-houmed-rencontre-delegation-de-garde-nationale-de-kentucky/ DJIBOUTI — The President of the National Assembly, Mohamed Ali Houmed, had an audience yesterday with an important delegation from the National Guard of the State of Kentucky. A Win-Win Partnership: Led by Brigadier General Benjamin Adams, Chief of Staff of the Kentucky National Guard, the American delegation was composed of Command Sergeant Major David Munden, High Commander of the same Guard Major Laurence Carta, Director of Relations with States, Major Chris Hettinger, in charge of bilateral relations, and the Defense Attaché of the […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — It’s all about changing lives and that is what the Kentucky National Guard along with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program aims to do, one student at a time. 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. “We take them for four days and push them – with grace, mercy, knowledge, and opportunity.  We do that until they shine,” said Lt. Col. Fred W. Bates V, […]

    Building future leaders one student at a time

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — It’s all about changing lives and that is what the Kentucky National Guard along with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program aims to do, one student at a time. 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. “We take them for four days and push them – with grace, mercy, knowledge, and opportunity.  We do that until they shine,” said Lt. Col. Fred W. Bates V, […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Around 800 families who have lost loved ones in service to their country gathered together at Churchill Downs for the eighth annual Survivor Outreach Services luncheon Nov. 5. The Kentucky National Guard and Humana Military hosted this event to bring families from around the country together for an afternoon of lighthearted fun, face painting, live music and horse racing in Millionaires’ Row with the best view of the races. During the event, Wells Fargo and the Military Warrior Support program presented Melissa Jarboe the keys to a new mortgage […]

    Survivors of fallen Troops honored at Churchill Downs

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Around 800 families who have lost loved ones in service to their country gathered together at Churchill Downs for the eighth annual Survivor Outreach Services luncheon Nov. 5. The Kentucky National Guard and Humana Military hosted this event to bring families from around the country together for an afternoon of lighthearted fun, face painting, live music and horse racing in Millionaires’ Row with the best view of the races. During the event, Wells Fargo and the Military Warrior Support program presented Melissa Jarboe the keys to a new mortgage […]

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  •   By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. — 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. “This isn’t easy; this is a tough, tough competition,” said State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden in his opening remarks to the competitors. “Leave it all out there. Don’t go home with any doubt that you didn’t do all […]

    Best Warrior Competition Highlights Kentucky Guard’s Finest Soldiers

      By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. — 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. “This isn’t easy; this is a tough, tough competition,” said State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden in his opening remarks to the competitors. “Leave it all out there. Don’t go home with any doubt that you didn’t do all […]

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  • Story by Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Guard Medevac responded to the call for support to the Virgin Islands the day after Labor Day for hurricane relief operations. Det. 1, Charlie Co of 2nd Battalion, 238th Medevac out of Frankfort, Kentucky, flew out of the 123rd Air Wing Base in Louisville and began search and rescue and lifesaving operations immediately across the various Islands down south. To see more photos from this mission, please click HERE. “We were called to a urgent transfer from the island of St. Croix to St. […]

    Medevac provides lifesaving support to Virgin Islands

    Story by Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Guard Medevac responded to the call for support to the Virgin Islands the day after Labor Day for hurricane relief operations. Det. 1, Charlie Co of 2nd Battalion, 238th Medevac out of Frankfort, Kentucky, flew out of the 123rd Air Wing Base in Louisville and began search and rescue and lifesaving operations immediately across the various Islands down south. To see more photos from this mission, please click HERE. “We were called to a urgent transfer from the island of St. Croix to St. […]

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  • By Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, is pleased to announce the selection of Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell as the full-time Deputy Adjutant General-Army effective Oct. 16, 2017. Campbell, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, served in a traditional Soldier billet as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army prior to the move to this new fulltime position. “I’m looking forward to only having one job for the first time in my 36 1/2 year career that will allow me to focus all my energy on making the Kentucky Army […]

    New Deputy Adjutant General at the helm for Kentucky National Guard

    By Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, is pleased to announce the selection of Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell as the full-time Deputy Adjutant General-Army effective Oct. 16, 2017. Campbell, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, served in a traditional Soldier billet as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army prior to the move to this new fulltime position. “I’m looking forward to only having one job for the first time in my 36 1/2 year career that will allow me to focus all my energy on making the Kentucky Army […]

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  • By: Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs LEXINGTON, Ky. — More than 160 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 207th Horizontal Engineer Construction Company, based out of Hazard and Jackson, Kentucky, were honored by friends and family after returning from a nearly year-long deployment to Central Asia at the Lexington, Kentucky airport Nov. 9, 2017. To see photos from the welcome home, please click HERE. To see a video of the entire ceremony, please visit our Facebook page HERE. The unit was greeted by hundreds of friends and family from across the state as well as Kentucky’s Adjutant General, […]

    207th Horizontal Engineer Company closes out a successful deployment in the Middle East

    By: Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs LEXINGTON, Ky. — More than 160 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s 207th Horizontal Engineer Construction Company, based out of Hazard and Jackson, Kentucky, were honored by friends and family after returning from a nearly year-long deployment to Central Asia at the Lexington, Kentucky airport Nov. 9, 2017. To see photos from the welcome home, please click HERE. To see a video of the entire ceremony, please visit our Facebook page HERE. The unit was greeted by hundreds of friends and family from across the state as well as Kentucky’s Adjutant General, […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs (Lexington, Ky.) – For several years the Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized energy leaders who have made a tremendous impact in Kentucky. Kentuckians have benefitted from these progressive leaders who have inspired others to save energy and utilize alternative energy sources. This year at the 41st Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, the Kentucky Army National Guard was the recipient of the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award. “This award is a culmination of years of good facility management and sound decision making about where to invest our maintenance and […]

    A flip of a switch and the Kentucky Army National Guard is saving over $3 million

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs (Lexington, Ky.) – For several years the Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized energy leaders who have made a tremendous impact in Kentucky. Kentuckians have benefitted from these progressive leaders who have inspired others to save energy and utilize alternative energy sources. This year at the 41st Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, the Kentucky Army National Guard was the recipient of the Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership Award. “This award is a culmination of years of good facility management and sound decision making about where to invest our maintenance and […]

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