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  • By Will Lawhorn, Strength & Conditioning Coach, 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Do you want to improve your overall health through nutrition? Here’s some helpful tips for eating right as Soldiers and Airmen. The first step is to evaluate what you are currently eating. There are many apps like MyFitnessPal that can help you, find one that works. Ask yourself, ‘Did you feel energized after eating or did you feel sluggish? Did you eat just enough to feel satisfied or did you eat so much that you can’t stand up after?’ Track for a few days so you have a better […]

    How to eat like a warrior

    By Will Lawhorn, Strength & Conditioning Coach, 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Do you want to improve your overall health through nutrition? Here’s some helpful tips for eating right as Soldiers and Airmen. The first step is to evaluate what you are currently eating. There are many apps like MyFitnessPal that can help you, find one that works. Ask yourself, ‘Did you feel energized after eating or did you feel sluggish? Did you eat just enough to feel satisfied or did you eat so much that you can’t stand up after?’ Track for a few days so you have a better […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty,101st Main Command Post – Operational Detachment (MCP-OD) Public Affairs FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Kentucky National Guardsmen assigned to the Main Command Post—Operational Detachment (MCP-OD), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted Eagle Talon II, a comprehensive deployment simulation, alongside Active duty Soldiers here Jan. 2-12, 2018. Eagle Talon II marks the latest chapter of partnership between the Kentucky National Guard and the 101st. MCP-ODs result from a unique Department of Defense directive to augment and assist active duty units with high-caliber Guardsmen during training exercises and on deployments. The additional personnel and skillsets are critical as changes in […]

    Kentucky MCPOD conducts Eagle Talon II with 101st Airborne

    By Spc. Alan Royalty,101st Main Command Post – Operational Detachment (MCP-OD) Public Affairs FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Kentucky National Guardsmen assigned to the Main Command Post—Operational Detachment (MCP-OD), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted Eagle Talon II, a comprehensive deployment simulation, alongside Active duty Soldiers here Jan. 2-12, 2018. Eagle Talon II marks the latest chapter of partnership between the Kentucky National Guard and the 101st. MCP-ODs result from a unique Department of Defense directive to augment and assist active duty units with high-caliber Guardsmen during training exercises and on deployments. The additional personnel and skillsets are critical as changes in […]

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  • By: 1st Lt. Zachary Hahn, 103rd Brigade Support Battalion SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family in a departure ceremony to say farewell to the 613th Engineer Facility Detachment today who are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East for the next year. “The infrastructure you will build up will help stabilize the region. At the same time you are emissaries of war, you are emissaries of peace,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general. “I am proud of you.” The small unit will assume responsibility as the Directorate of Public Works, charged with ensuring the stability […]

    Soldiers from the 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment depart for the Middle East

    By: 1st Lt. Zachary Hahn, 103rd Brigade Support Battalion SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family in a departure ceremony to say farewell to the 613th Engineer Facility Detachment today who are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East for the next year. “The infrastructure you will build up will help stabilize the region. At the same time you are emissaries of war, you are emissaries of peace,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general. “I am proud of you.” The small unit will assume responsibility as the Directorate of Public Works, charged with ensuring the stability […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report As we reflect on another successful year as the commonwealth’s hometown defense force, we are continually amazed by the talent and dedication of the Soldiers and Airmen of this organization. We count our continued support of local agencies across Kentucky, developing relationships both at home and abroad and supporting combatant commands around the globe as mission success. The Kentucky National Guard could not be successful without the support of all our Guard families, supportive employers and the strong relationships with our communities. For these we are thankful. Thank you to all for helping us make 2017 another […]

    Memories of 2017

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report As we reflect on another successful year as the commonwealth’s hometown defense force, we are continually amazed by the talent and dedication of the Soldiers and Airmen of this organization. We count our continued support of local agencies across Kentucky, developing relationships both at home and abroad and supporting combatant commands around the globe as mission success. The Kentucky National Guard could not be successful without the support of all our Guard families, supportive employers and the strong relationships with our communities. For these we are thankful. Thank you to all for helping us make 2017 another […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – Chief Warrant Officer Dwight D. Harlan assumed responsibility as the sixth Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Kentucky Army National Guard during a change of responsibility ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 20. Harlan succeeds Chief Warrant Officer Dean Stoops who is retiring after more than 40 years in uniform and nearly four years as the state’s Command Chief Warrant Officer. A packed Capitol Rotunda said farewell to Stoops and an illustrious career in the National Guard. Kentucky Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan said the warrant officer plays a critical role in […]

    Kentucky welcomes new Command Chief Warrant Officer

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – Chief Warrant Officer Dwight D. Harlan assumed responsibility as the sixth Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Kentucky Army National Guard during a change of responsibility ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 20. Harlan succeeds Chief Warrant Officer Dean Stoops who is retiring after more than 40 years in uniform and nearly four years as the state’s Command Chief Warrant Officer. A packed Capitol Rotunda said farewell to Stoops and an illustrious career in the National Guard. Kentucky Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan said the warrant officer plays a critical role in […]

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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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