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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

    2123rd Transportation Company Commander a MacArthur Award Winner

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

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  • Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

    Kentucky Guard Chaplains and Djibouti religious leaders strengthen their partnership

    Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

    203rd cooks past the competition

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers in spotlight for leadership

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

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  • By Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the first of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) – Mercedes Benz and BMW taxis, the euro currency, and a variety of languages and accents are the immediate things that Pvt. Brian Smith noticed when his airplane landed in Germany to participate in his first annual training as a Kentucky Army National Guardsman. “We don’t even have taxi’s in Barbourville,” […]

    The 138th Field Artillery among those participating in the Dynamic Front Exercise in Germany

    By Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the first of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) – Mercedes Benz and BMW taxis, the euro currency, and a variety of languages and accents are the immediate things that Pvt. Brian Smith noticed when his airplane landed in Germany to participate in his first annual training as a Kentucky Army National Guardsman. “We don’t even have taxi’s in Barbourville,” […]

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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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  • 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:  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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  • 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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