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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The Utah Expedition, known also as the Utah War, Utah Campaign, Buchanan’s Blunder, the Mormon War and Mormon Rebellion, was an armed political, economic, military and religious confrontation between Mormon settlers in the Utah Territory and the U. S. Military, in 1857 – 1858. On June 29, 1857, President James Buchanan declared Utah in a state of rebellion against the United States, and mobilized a regiment of the U.S. Army, to act as an escort for new federal officials’ move to Utah and to establish order and enforce the laws of the United States. […]

    Kentuckians help avoid war in Utah

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The Utah Expedition, known also as the Utah War, Utah Campaign, Buchanan’s Blunder, the Mormon War and Mormon Rebellion, was an armed political, economic, military and religious confrontation between Mormon settlers in the Utah Territory and the U. S. Military, in 1857 – 1858. On June 29, 1857, President James Buchanan declared Utah in a state of rebellion against the United States, and mobilized a regiment of the U.S. Army, to act as an escort for new federal officials’ move to Utah and to establish order and enforce the laws of the United States. […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

    203rd cooks past the competition

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

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  • By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Biathlon Team traveled to Utah to take on 23 other states at the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018. The competition was held at Soldier Hollow Olympic Park, which hosted the biathlon events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The world-class venue provided near perfect conditions for the more than 180 athletes who competed in this year’s championships. For Kentucky, this makes the second year in a row where they have sent a full team […]

    Kentucky competes in biathlon championships

    By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Biathlon Team traveled to Utah to take on 23 other states at the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018. The competition was held at Soldier Hollow Olympic Park, which hosted the biathlon events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The world-class venue provided near perfect conditions for the more than 180 athletes who competed in this year’s championships. For Kentucky, this makes the second year in a row where they have sent a full team […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

    Kentucky shares medical expertise with Djibouti

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

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  • Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

    138th Field Artillery in Dynamic Front 18

    Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

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  • By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

    Kentucky Air Guard and 138th Field Artillery working together during Dynamic Front 18 training

    By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

    Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

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  • By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

    138th Completes Dynamic Front 18 NATO Training Exercise

    By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

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