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  • By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   (Middlesboro, Ky.) – Soldiers of the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry conducted the Inaugural Mountain Warrior Memorial Ruck March this weekend, Dec. 1-3, from Ravenna, Ky., to Middlesboro, Ky. The 202-mile ruck march was held in honor of Lt. Col. Jeff Cole, former commander of the infantry battalion who passed away from cancer in 2015. The march began Friday morning with a flag folding ceremony in Ravenna and continued for the next 51 hours as Soldiers passed each of their armories en route to Middlesboro.  Local citizens and family […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen hold Inaugural Mountain Warrior Memorial Ruck March

    By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   (Middlesboro, Ky.) – Soldiers of the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry conducted the Inaugural Mountain Warrior Memorial Ruck March this weekend, Dec. 1-3, from Ravenna, Ky., to Middlesboro, Ky. The 202-mile ruck march was held in honor of Lt. Col. Jeff Cole, former commander of the infantry battalion who passed away from cancer in 2015. The march began Friday morning with a flag folding ceremony in Ravenna and continued for the next 51 hours as Soldiers passed each of their armories en route to Middlesboro.  Local citizens and family […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 101st Main Command Post-Operational Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freezing rain, a grueling 12-mile ruck march and intense obstacle courses are just a few of the many trials Pfc. Catherine Zembrodt endured during a four-day competition before she was awarded the title of 2018 Kentucky National Guard Soldier of the Year. Zembrodt, a native of Northern Kentucky and assigned to the Main Command Post Operational Detachment (MCPOD), 101st Airborne Division, earned the highly coveted title on Oct. 28 during the Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. She is the third female […]

    Competition prepares Soldier of the Year for deployment

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 101st Main Command Post-Operational Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freezing rain, a grueling 12-mile ruck march and intense obstacle courses are just a few of the many trials Pfc. Catherine Zembrodt endured during a four-day competition before she was awarded the title of 2018 Kentucky National Guard Soldier of the Year. Zembrodt, a native of Northern Kentucky and assigned to the Main Command Post Operational Detachment (MCPOD), 101st Airborne Division, earned the highly coveted title on Oct. 28 during the Best Warrior Competition (BWC) at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. She is the third female […]

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  • By Sgt. Tosha Cobler, 940th Military Police Company WALTON, Ky. — Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 1-27, where they assisted with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Click here for more photos. “We are so very proud of every Soldier of the 940th and the job they do. They are always there to answer the call, regardless of the mission,” said Lt. Col. John Blackburn, commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “We’re glad things came together for […]

    Kentucky MPs partner with USVI Police for hurricane relief

    By Sgt. Tosha Cobler, 940th Military Police Company WALTON, Ky. — Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 1-27, where they assisted with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Click here for more photos. “We are so very proud of every Soldier of the 940th and the job they do. They are always there to answer the call, regardless of the mission,” said Lt. Col. John Blackburn, commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “We’re glad things came together for […]

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  • By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Medical Detachment deployed a team of providers, nurses, and medics to Vicenza, Italy for overseas training in September. The team consisted of one nurse practitioner, one physician assistant, two registered nurses and four medics. The detachment provided access to primary care services for Soldiers, retirees and their beneficiaries at the Vicenza Health Clinic located on Camp Ederle. The Soldiers primarily saw patients for acute issues, allowing the providers and medics permanently stationed there the ability to see their established patients during scheduled appointments. “This deployment gave our Soldiers […]

    Medical Detachment sharpening their skills during deployment to Italy

    By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Medical Detachment deployed a team of providers, nurses, and medics to Vicenza, Italy for overseas training in September. The team consisted of one nurse practitioner, one physician assistant, two registered nurses and four medics. The detachment provided access to primary care services for Soldiers, retirees and their beneficiaries at the Vicenza Health Clinic located on Camp Ederle. The Soldiers primarily saw patients for acute issues, allowing the providers and medics permanently stationed there the ability to see their established patients during scheduled appointments. “This deployment gave our Soldiers […]

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  • Courtesy Story by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Public Affairs CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), U.S. Army National Guard leaders Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adams III, Kentucky deputy adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden, Kentucky state command sergeant major, visited with members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) at their military training center in Holhol, Djibouti, Nov. 14, 2017. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Higginbotham, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) command senior enlisted leader, and other members of CJTF-HOA […]

    Kentucky National Guard visits Djibouti for State Partnership Program

    Courtesy Story by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Public Affairs CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), U.S. Army National Guard leaders Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adams III, Kentucky deputy adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden, Kentucky state command sergeant major, visited with members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) at their military training center in Holhol, Djibouti, Nov. 14, 2017. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Higginbotham, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) command senior enlisted leader, and other members of CJTF-HOA […]

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  • By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Earlier this year, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed four professionals to the Kentucky Telehealth Board, including Capt. Timothy Olsen, Kentucky Army National Guard director of psychological health. He will represent health professionals and serve for a term expiring in 2020. “This is an exciting opportunity to support the wellbeing of both our Soldiers and all the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Olsen. The Telehealth Board is composed of ten members consisting of professionals in health care, technology and government. The board oversees the Telehealth Network which was created to provide […]

    Kentucky National Guard on the forefront of cutting edge medical and behavioral health technology

    By:  Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Earlier this year, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed four professionals to the Kentucky Telehealth Board, including Capt. Timothy Olsen, Kentucky Army National Guard director of psychological health. He will represent health professionals and serve for a term expiring in 2020. “This is an exciting opportunity to support the wellbeing of both our Soldiers and all the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Olsen. The Telehealth Board is composed of ten members consisting of professionals in health care, technology and government. The board oversees the Telehealth Network which was created to provide […]

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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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