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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. – Soldiers with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment off-loaded almost 30 military tanks and fighting vehicles that arrived by train July 19, 2018. Click HERE to see all the PHOTOS from this event. Click HERE to see a short VIDEO from the event. The package unloaded includes fourteen M1A1 Abrams tanks, ten M2/M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and three M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicles. “Basically, armor is coming back to Kentucky”, said Maj. Justin Watts, deputy Supervisory Surface Maintenance Specialist at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site […]

    Armor comes back to Knox

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. – Soldiers with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment off-loaded almost 30 military tanks and fighting vehicles that arrived by train July 19, 2018. Click HERE to see all the PHOTOS from this event. Click HERE to see a short VIDEO from the event. The package unloaded includes fourteen M1A1 Abrams tanks, ten M2/M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and three M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicles. “Basically, armor is coming back to Kentucky”, said Maj. Justin Watts, deputy Supervisory Surface Maintenance Specialist at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

    Kentucky Maintenance Team visits Ecuadorian Military

    Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

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  • By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

    No-cost health care offered in Eastern Ky. by Kentucky Air Guard, Navy Reserve and Kentucky Department for Local Government

    By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

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  • By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

    Employers observe a day in the life of a Guardsman

    By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

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  • Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

    Five Years Stronger – Gold Star Families gather for annual recognition

    Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

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  • Story and Photos by Senior Airman Scott Jackson, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI — U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti Ambassador Larry André and his wife opened their home May 21 and 22 to host two Iftars the evening breaking of the fast celebrated by Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Click here for original article and accompanying photos Meaning “burning heat” in English, Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. During the month, Muslims are called to fast from sun up to sun down. To eat before the dawn is partaking in […]

    Chaplains provide support to Djiboutian Iftar Feast

    Story and Photos by Senior Airman Scott Jackson, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI — U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti Ambassador Larry André and his wife opened their home May 21 and 22 to host two Iftars the evening breaking of the fast celebrated by Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Click here for original article and accompanying photos Meaning “burning heat” in English, Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. During the month, Muslims are called to fast from sun up to sun down. To eat before the dawn is partaking in […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Louisville, KY – As a record rainfall of nearly three inches of rain fell, more than 157,000 spectators filled Churchill Downs for the 144th Kentucky Derby, May 5. Making sure the day was safe and organized were Soldiers of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 198th Military Police Battalion. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Roughly 200 MPs of the 198th augmented the Louisville Metro Police and Churchill Downs in providing security, directing traffic and crowd control during the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” The crowd […]

    Guard aids in rainy Derby day festivities

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Louisville, KY – As a record rainfall of nearly three inches of rain fell, more than 157,000 spectators filled Churchill Downs for the 144th Kentucky Derby, May 5. Making sure the day was safe and organized were Soldiers of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 198th Military Police Battalion. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Roughly 200 MPs of the 198th augmented the Louisville Metro Police and Churchill Downs in providing security, directing traffic and crowd control during the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” The crowd […]

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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 third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

    138th Completes Dynamic Front 18 NATO Training Exercise

    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 third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

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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 second of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click here to read part one. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) — Mark McNeilly wrote the book “Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare.” The book was his reflection and application of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” McNeilly arranged Tzu’s work into six principles and their relevance to military strategy. The fifth chapter, titled, […]

    Dynamic communication a must in the 138th Field Artillery Brigade mission

    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 second of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click here to read part one. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) — Mark McNeilly wrote the book “Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare.” The book was his reflection and application of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” McNeilly arranged Tzu’s work into six principles and their relevance to military strategy. The fifth chapter, titled, […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Matt Bevin recently appointed six new individuals to be a part of the Kentucky Military History Museum Committee, four of which are Kentucky Guardsmen. *  MSgt. Janet Timberlake, of Frankfort, is a military funeral honors state coordinator. She will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and *  Lt. Col. Shawn Keller, of Louisville, is an installation deployment officer with the Kentucky Air National Guard. He will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and *  Lt. Col. Travis Carpenter, of […]

    Gov. Bevin appoints Kentucky Guardsmen to Kentucky’s Military History Museum Committee

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Matt Bevin recently appointed six new individuals to be a part of the Kentucky Military History Museum Committee, four of which are Kentucky Guardsmen. *  MSgt. Janet Timberlake, of Frankfort, is a military funeral honors state coordinator. She will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and *  Lt. Col. Shawn Keller, of Louisville, is an installation deployment officer with the Kentucky Air National Guard. He will represent the Adjutant General and serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2021; and *  Lt. Col. Travis Carpenter, of […]

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