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  • By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade BURLINGTON, Ky. — The Soldiers of the 103rd Chemical Battalion said their goodbyes to Lt. Col. Brandye Williams and welcomed Lt. Col. Jessicah Garrett as their battalion commander during a change of command ceremony Sept. 16 at the Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Burlington. The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade commander, Col. Joseph Gardner oversaw the change of command and transferred the colors from the outgoing commander Williams to the incoming commander Garret in front of the battalion and distinguished guests. “It is an honor to be here, and I am humbled […]

    Garrett takes charge of 103rd Chemical Battalion

    By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade BURLINGTON, Ky. — The Soldiers of the 103rd Chemical Battalion said their goodbyes to Lt. Col. Brandye Williams and welcomed Lt. Col. Jessicah Garrett as their battalion commander during a change of command ceremony Sept. 16 at the Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Burlington. The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade commander, Col. Joseph Gardner oversaw the change of command and transferred the colors from the outgoing commander Williams to the incoming commander Garret in front of the battalion and distinguished guests. “It is an honor to be here, and I am humbled […]

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  • By Capt. Rob Cooley, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade FRANKFORT, Ky. – Approximately 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, led by Col. Dwayne Lewis, deployed to Raleigh N.C., Sept. 16, to provide command and control for all the Army aviation assets responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The unit will set up a command and control center in order to synchronize all aviation efforts of communication, rescue operations, and overall assistance to those affected by the storm. “This is the best part of being a Guardsman, answering the call for help from citizens of our […]

    Army Guardsmen deploy in support of hurricane relief

    By Capt. Rob Cooley, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade FRANKFORT, Ky. – Approximately 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, led by Col. Dwayne Lewis, deployed to Raleigh N.C., Sept. 16, to provide command and control for all the Army aviation assets responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The unit will set up a command and control center in order to synchronize all aviation efforts of communication, rescue operations, and overall assistance to those affected by the storm. “This is the best part of being a Guardsman, answering the call for help from citizens of our […]

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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs There’s hardly an empty spot on the walls of Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adams III’s office. A museum-quality collection with decades of memories hanging as testimony to a storied career. “I told the adjutant general, if I could do this until the day I die, I would do it. That’s how much I enjoy it,” he said. Adams has given the majority of his life to his country, forty years. He was commissioned right out of college in 1978, completed flight school in 1980 and spent 15 years on active duty. Changing […]

    Adams retiring with more than forty years of service

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs There’s hardly an empty spot on the walls of Brig. Gen. Benjamin Adams III’s office. A museum-quality collection with decades of memories hanging as testimony to a storied career. “I told the adjutant general, if I could do this until the day I die, I would do it. That’s how much I enjoy it,” he said. Adams has given the majority of his life to his country, forty years. He was commissioned right out of college in 1978, completed flight school in 1980 and spent 15 years on active duty. Changing […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. – Guardsmen and employees of Boone National Guard Center joined the family of Col. Steven T. King to celebrate King’s promotion to the rank of brigadier general in Frankfort, Sept. 6. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. King, the Kentucky National Guard’s Construction and Facilities Management Officer (FMO) was pinned by his wife, Becky, his son, Benson, and Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan during the ceremony in front a large gathering at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone Center. “With every opportunity comes an aspiration to make a […]

    King promoted to brigadier general

    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. – Guardsmen and employees of Boone National Guard Center joined the family of Col. Steven T. King to celebrate King’s promotion to the rank of brigadier general in Frankfort, Sept. 6. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. King, the Kentucky National Guard’s Construction and Facilities Management Officer (FMO) was pinned by his wife, Becky, his son, Benson, and Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan during the ceremony in front a large gathering at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone Center. “With every opportunity comes an aspiration to make a […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard FRANKFORT, Ky. — Following their service as part of the Kentucky Brigade on the Mexican Border, Company M, Second Kentucky Infantry Regiment returned home to Beattyville, Kentucky, in February 1917. With the approaching entrance of the United States in the World War which was raging in Europe, military activities increased in the commonwealth. Kentucky National Guard units across the state were busily recruiting their commands to war strength. Simultaneously, units were being ordered to guard duty at various points in the state to secure vital pieces of infrastructure for fear of sabotage from German […]

    Century-old photo highlights Kentucky Guardsmen in WWI

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard FRANKFORT, Ky. — Following their service as part of the Kentucky Brigade on the Mexican Border, Company M, Second Kentucky Infantry Regiment returned home to Beattyville, Kentucky, in February 1917. With the approaching entrance of the United States in the World War which was raging in Europe, military activities increased in the commonwealth. Kentucky National Guard units across the state were busily recruiting their commands to war strength. Simultaneously, units were being ordered to guard duty at various points in the state to secure vital pieces of infrastructure for fear of sabotage from German […]

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  • By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard’s judge advocates and paralegal specialists across the state gathered at Boone National Guard Center for the JAG Corps’ Annual Military Law Update, Aug. 9-12, 2018. The corps also uses this training opportunity to reeducate themselves on areas of operation that they may not come in contact with regularly, and to network with each other to share best practices, which is necessary with the constant rotation of assignments within the corps. This training allows judge advocates and paralegals to ensure their legal counsel and services […]

    Legal review

    By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard’s judge advocates and paralegal specialists across the state gathered at Boone National Guard Center for the JAG Corps’ Annual Military Law Update, Aug. 9-12, 2018. The corps also uses this training opportunity to reeducate themselves on areas of operation that they may not come in contact with regularly, and to network with each other to share best practices, which is necessary with the constant rotation of assignments within the corps. This training allows judge advocates and paralegals to ensure their legal counsel and services […]

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  • By Sgt. Cody Cooper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SEMBACH, Germany — Soldiers of the 202nd Army Band provided support for the Unites States Army Europe Band in Sembach, Germany July 2018. The purpose of the 202nd’s annual training was to carry-out band mission requests while the Sembach-based Europe Band was assigned abroad. “We have had a large variety of missions that we have performed, in which we have had a cultural outreach with our host country of Germany,” said Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Stepp, the 202nd Army Band director. The 202nd performed nine events during their time in Germany; […]

    202nd Army Band takes gig in Germany

    By Sgt. Cody Cooper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SEMBACH, Germany — Soldiers of the 202nd Army Band provided support for the Unites States Army Europe Band in Sembach, Germany July 2018. The purpose of the 202nd’s annual training was to carry-out band mission requests while the Sembach-based Europe Band was assigned abroad. “We have had a large variety of missions that we have performed, in which we have had a cultural outreach with our host country of Germany,” said Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Stepp, the 202nd Army Band director. The 202nd performed nine events during their time in Germany; […]

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  • By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Military chaplains have served alongside Soldiers as long as armies have existed, nurturing Soldiers’ spiritual needs, working to improve morale, caring for the wounded, and honoring the fallen. The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, established July 29, 1775, is one of the oldest and smallest branches of the Army. Though their field is one of the first, and may not change structure as often as other jobs in the military, the Chaplain Corps still trains like any other, excluding weaponry for the chaplains themselves. The Kentucky National Guard Chaplains […]

    Chaplain corps maintains mission of faith

    By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Military chaplains have served alongside Soldiers as long as armies have existed, nurturing Soldiers’ spiritual needs, working to improve morale, caring for the wounded, and honoring the fallen. The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, established July 29, 1775, is one of the oldest and smallest branches of the Army. Though their field is one of the first, and may not change structure as often as other jobs in the military, the Chaplain Corps still trains like any other, excluding weaponry for the chaplains themselves. The Kentucky National Guard Chaplains […]

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