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  • By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs CAMP BLANDING, Fla. — The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), sent more than 200 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Camp Blanding, Fla., Jan. 7-10, 2019 for their certification evaluation. The CERFP was tasked with responding to a ten kilo-ton nuclear explosion, establishing a support zone, searching the hot zone for victims, extracting the victims from the hot zone, decontaminating the victims and providing medical assistance. Once the Search and Extraction team goes in they assess the area and mark areas that […]

    Kentucky CERFP passes all marks in skills certification

    By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs CAMP BLANDING, Fla. — The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), sent more than 200 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to Camp Blanding, Fla., Jan. 7-10, 2019 for their certification evaluation. The CERFP was tasked with responding to a ten kilo-ton nuclear explosion, establishing a support zone, searching the hot zone for victims, extracting the victims from the hot zone, decontaminating the victims and providing medical assistance. Once the Search and Extraction team goes in they assess the area and mark areas that […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. –From coaching basketball to leading troops in battle, the need for great leadership is key to achieving success that takes time and effort to achieve. For one Kentucky Guardsman, these are the traits that got him, along with one other Kentucky Guardsman, nominated for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA). Army Capt. Andrew Goldey is the commander of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery out of Carrollton, Kentucky and is a resource manager at the Kentucky National Guard’s maintenance and facilities office as a federal […]

    Guard leader in running for national recognition

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. –From coaching basketball to leading troops in battle, the need for great leadership is key to achieving success that takes time and effort to achieve. For one Kentucky Guardsman, these are the traits that got him, along with one other Kentucky Guardsman, nominated for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA). Army Capt. Andrew Goldey is the commander of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery out of Carrollton, Kentucky and is a resource manager at the Kentucky National Guard’s maintenance and facilities office as a federal […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — For seven years, volunteers with the Kentucky National Guard’s Family Assistance Center have helped make the Christmas season a little brighter for some military families. Operation Military Cheer accepts applications from military families across the commonwealth that may not be able to provide for their children each Christmas. Kentucky Guardsmen, volunteers and local organizations including the Building Association of Central Kentucky answer the call to help and help deliver toys to the families. For the 2018 season, Operation Military Cheer provided for 293 children from 112 families throughout the Kentucky Guard’s ranks. […]

    Operation Military Cheer successful once again

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — For seven years, volunteers with the Kentucky National Guard’s Family Assistance Center have helped make the Christmas season a little brighter for some military families. Operation Military Cheer accepts applications from military families across the commonwealth that may not be able to provide for their children each Christmas. Kentucky Guardsmen, volunteers and local organizations including the Building Association of Central Kentucky answer the call to help and help deliver toys to the families. For the 2018 season, Operation Military Cheer provided for 293 children from 112 families throughout the Kentucky Guard’s ranks. […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard January 8, 2019, marks the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, considered by many as the last battle of the War of 1812.  Though never becoming a Federal holiday, the eighth of January, was for many years celebrated across the country, with commemorations and firing of salutes in honor of the great American victory over the British. On October 14, 1814, Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby issued a call for men to join Gen. Andrew Jackson’s command for the New Orleans campaign, and under that call three regiments of Kentucky Detached Militia were […]

    The legend of Kentucky’s lone marksman at the Battle of New Orleans

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard January 8, 2019, marks the 204th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, considered by many as the last battle of the War of 1812.  Though never becoming a Federal holiday, the eighth of January, was for many years celebrated across the country, with commemorations and firing of salutes in honor of the great American victory over the British. On October 14, 1814, Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby issued a call for men to join Gen. Andrew Jackson’s command for the New Orleans campaign, and under that call three regiments of Kentucky Detached Militia were […]

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  • Video by Nick Goldring & Lisa Hutson, WHAS 11 News You may remember back in September of 2018 when WHAS11 News embedded with the Kentucky National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade to Raleigh North Carolina in response to Hurricane Florence. We captured so many incredible stories in the four days we spent with this unit. Too many to share in the short amount of time we had. That is why Photojournalist Nick Goldring and I put together a full documentary so viewers can see exactly what these men and women go through to answer the call for help.

    Call to Duty: 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade and Hurricane Florence

    Video by Nick Goldring & Lisa Hutson, WHAS 11 News You may remember back in September of 2018 when WHAS11 News embedded with the Kentucky National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade to Raleigh North Carolina in response to Hurricane Florence. We captured so many incredible stories in the four days we spent with this unit. Too many to share in the short amount of time we had. That is why Photojournalist Nick Goldring and I put together a full documentary so viewers can see exactly what these men and women go through to answer the call for help.

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report 2019 is upon us and we have a lot to be thankful for from 2018. Thank you goes out to all our Guardsmen and their families for accepting the missions and allowing us to do our jobs, and to our partner agencies across the commonwealth for the great collaborations benefiting Kentucky and the nation. Here’s a few of the most popular highlights of the past 12 months. Sgt. Jordy Brewer named National Guard NCO of the Year Selfless Service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue 123rd Airlift Wing earns 17th Air Force Outstanding Unit award Kentucky Guardsmen respond […]

    Memorable moments from 2018

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report 2019 is upon us and we have a lot to be thankful for from 2018. Thank you goes out to all our Guardsmen and their families for accepting the missions and allowing us to do our jobs, and to our partner agencies across the commonwealth for the great collaborations benefiting Kentucky and the nation. Here’s a few of the most popular highlights of the past 12 months. Sgt. Jordy Brewer named National Guard NCO of the Year Selfless Service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue 123rd Airlift Wing earns 17th Air Force Outstanding Unit award Kentucky Guardsmen respond […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Senior leaders from Kentucky National Guard units across the state met this week for their annual leaders meeting in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 13. While there they received leadership tips from retired Army Lt. Col. Jason Cummins during the professional development portion of the day. Cummins has spent the majority of his career in leadership roles and currently serves as the University of Kentucky’s Executive Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Experience. He was also the head of the UK Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program as his last […]

    UK staff provides professional development to Guard leaders

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Senior leaders from Kentucky National Guard units across the state met this week for their annual leaders meeting in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 13. While there they received leadership tips from retired Army Lt. Col. Jason Cummins during the professional development portion of the day. Cummins has spent the majority of his career in leadership roles and currently serves as the University of Kentucky’s Executive Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Experience. He was also the head of the UK Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program as his last […]

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