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  • By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The 238th Regimental Training Institute honored Col. Haldane Lamberton as he relinquished command to Col. Jeffery Casada during a change of command ceremony Aug. 20, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The 238th Regiment is home to the Officer Candidate School (OCS) and two training battalions. The 238th faculty and staff host various training courses including military occupational specialty training, additional skill identifier training, and Non-Commissioned Officer Education System. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, Assistant Adjutant General for Kentucky, presided over the ceremony and […]

    Casada takes charge of Kentucky training institute

    By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The 238th Regimental Training Institute honored Col. Haldane Lamberton as he relinquished command to Col. Jeffery Casada during a change of command ceremony Aug. 20, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The 238th Regiment is home to the Officer Candidate School (OCS) and two training battalions. The 238th faculty and staff host various training courses including military occupational specialty training, additional skill identifier training, and Non-Commissioned Officer Education System. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, Assistant Adjutant General for Kentucky, presided over the ceremony and […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky.– Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation (MEDEVAC) conducted their annual training in a joint-organization effort with the Bluegrass Emergency Response Team (BERT) in Jessamine County, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Indiana, July 11-25. Their training consisted of flood and swift-water rescue techniques, and their AT was the culminating event after a year’s worth of training with the BERT. “In September of 2015 we started attending portions of the MEDEVACs weekend drills and that is where we would practice communications, and […]

    Kentucky MEDEVAC trains for water rescue

    By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky.– Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation (MEDEVAC) conducted their annual training in a joint-organization effort with the Bluegrass Emergency Response Team (BERT) in Jessamine County, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Indiana, July 11-25. Their training consisted of flood and swift-water rescue techniques, and their AT was the culminating event after a year’s worth of training with the BERT. “In September of 2015 we started attending portions of the MEDEVACs weekend drills and that is where we would practice communications, and […]

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  • By Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — More than 70 Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard competed in pistol and rifle matches during the annual Adjutant General’s Marksmanship Match at Fort Knox, Ky., July 30-31. Annually the event brings together the state’s top shooters from the Army and Air Guard for competition, training and bragging rights. Competitors participated in individual matches, as well as on a team level. The 238th Regional Training Institute’s team consisted of Maj. Timothy Mitchell, brigade supply officer and Staff Sgt. Shahid Iqbal, supply sergeant. This year was Mitchell’s […]

    Kentucky Soldiers, Airmen aim for marksmanship awards

    By Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — More than 70 Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard competed in pistol and rifle matches during the annual Adjutant General’s Marksmanship Match at Fort Knox, Ky., July 30-31. Annually the event brings together the state’s top shooters from the Army and Air Guard for competition, training and bragging rights. Competitors participated in individual matches, as well as on a team level. The 238th Regional Training Institute’s team consisted of Maj. Timothy Mitchell, brigade supply officer and Staff Sgt. Shahid Iqbal, supply sergeant. This year was Mitchell’s […]

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  • By 1st Lt. James W. Killen, 123rd Airlift Wing, Public Affairs MAYFIELD, Ky. — More than 200 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including scores of Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard and Sailors from the U.S. Navy Reserve, completed a 10-day mission July 27, in Western Kentucky that served local residents with over 13,000 medical, dental and optometry procedures at no cost to the patient. The mission, called Bluegrass Medical Innovative Readiness Training, was a unique collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Delta Regional Authority, a federal agency charged with economic development in the Mississippi Delta region, explained […]

    Bluegrass Medical IRT provides more than 13,000 medical, dental, optometry services to Western Kentucky residents

    By 1st Lt. James W. Killen, 123rd Airlift Wing, Public Affairs MAYFIELD, Ky. — More than 200 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including scores of Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard and Sailors from the U.S. Navy Reserve, completed a 10-day mission July 27, in Western Kentucky that served local residents with over 13,000 medical, dental and optometry procedures at no cost to the patient. The mission, called Bluegrass Medical Innovative Readiness Training, was a unique collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Delta Regional Authority, a federal agency charged with economic development in the Mississippi Delta region, explained […]

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  • By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT POLK, La. — More than 400 Kentucky Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry honed their warrior skills while acting as the opposition force during their annual training at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana July 10-30, 2016. The Kentuckians played the role of the South Atropia People’s Army, a fictional force used by the U.S. military during training exercises. Their role as opposing forces was to increase the combat readiness of the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as a realistic defensive and offensive force during […]

    Kentucky infantrymen play enemy role in joint training exercise

    By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT POLK, La. — More than 400 Kentucky Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry honed their warrior skills while acting as the opposition force during their annual training at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana July 10-30, 2016. The Kentuckians played the role of the South Atropia People’s Army, a fictional force used by the U.S. military during training exercises. Their role as opposing forces was to increase the combat readiness of the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as a realistic defensive and offensive force during […]

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  • By 1st Lt. James W. Killen, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs MAYFIELD, Ky.  — More than 150 military health care professionals have provided thousands of medical, dental and optical services at three sites in Western Kentucky since July 18 as part of a mission to serve uninsured or underinsured residents, but a smaller team has been making a big impact, too. That group of four Airmen, all from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, is called Public Health, explained U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Carolyn Congleton. Public Health’s usual mission is to monitor deployed environments for potential biological, environmental or […]

    Public Health team works with Western Kentucky health departments for community outreach

    By 1st Lt. James W. Killen, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs MAYFIELD, Ky.  — More than 150 military health care professionals have provided thousands of medical, dental and optical services at three sites in Western Kentucky since July 18 as part of a mission to serve uninsured or underinsured residents, but a smaller team has been making a big impact, too. That group of four Airmen, all from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, is called Public Health, explained U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Carolyn Congleton. Public Health’s usual mission is to monitor deployed environments for potential biological, environmental or […]

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  • By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Civic leaders from around the commonwealth arrived at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 15, 2016. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We normally hold a single Bosslift involving the Army and Air Guard each year,” said ESGR Program Support Analyst, Mike Richie. “We try to invite bosses of Guardsmen and […]

    ESGR’s take your boss to work day

    By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Civic leaders from around the commonwealth arrived at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 15, 2016. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We normally hold a single Bosslift involving the Army and Air Guard each year,” said ESGR Program Support Analyst, Mike Richie. “We try to invite bosses of Guardsmen and […]

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  • Story by Maj. Varinka Ensminger, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. RICHMOND, Ky. —  Col. Jerry Morrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers relinquished their leadership positions during a change of command and responsibility ceremony with the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) over the weekend at Roy Kidd Stadium on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond, Ky. Both have successfully led the Kentucky National Guard’s largest brigade for the last two and a half years. Friends, family and comrades traveled from across the state July 17, to honor the accomplishments of the brigade and […]

    Stewart assumes command of 149th MEB

    Story by Maj. Varinka Ensminger, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. RICHMOND, Ky. —  Col. Jerry Morrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers relinquished their leadership positions during a change of command and responsibility ceremony with the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) over the weekend at Roy Kidd Stadium on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond, Ky. Both have successfully led the Kentucky National Guard’s largest brigade for the last two and a half years. Friends, family and comrades traveled from across the state July 17, to honor the accomplishments of the brigade and […]

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