103rd Chemical Battalion Archive

  • 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 Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade PERRY, Ga. — Members of Kentucky’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and 41st Civil Support Team joined more than 8,000 other Soldiers, Airmen and First Responders for Vigilant Guard 17, Mar. 27 – April 2 in various locations throughout Georgia. Vigilant Guard is a joint regional training exercise sponsored by U.S. Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau. The purpose of the exercise is to simulate a real-world natural disaster in order to improve cooperation between agencies in the FEMA Regions in preparing for emergencies and catastrophic events. Commander of […]

    Guardsmen travel south for Vigilant Guard 2017

    By Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade PERRY, Ga. — Members of Kentucky’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and 41st Civil Support Team joined more than 8,000 other Soldiers, Airmen and First Responders for Vigilant Guard 17, Mar. 27 – April 2 in various locations throughout Georgia. Vigilant Guard is a joint regional training exercise sponsored by U.S. Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau. The purpose of the exercise is to simulate a real-world natural disaster in order to improve cooperation between agencies in the FEMA Regions in preparing for emergencies and catastrophic events. Commander of […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade FORT KNOX, Ky. — Kentucky’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and the 41st Civil Support Team (CST) sharpened their skills in an unique environment from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, at the Zussman Range on Fort Knox. Zussman Range is located 40 minutes outside of the containment area of Fort Knox and according to National Defense Magazine is known as one of the most realistic urban training grounds in the nation since it opened in 1999. The 30-acre Eastern European style city is […]

    Kentucky units’ unique skillsets on display at Knox

    By Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade FORT KNOX, Ky. — Kentucky’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and the 41st Civil Support Team (CST) sharpened their skills in an unique environment from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, at the Zussman Range on Fort Knox. Zussman Range is located 40 minutes outside of the containment area of Fort Knox and according to National Defense Magazine is known as one of the most realistic urban training grounds in the nation since it opened in 1999. The 30-acre Eastern European style city is […]

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  • Story and photos by John Crosby, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs EDINBURGH, Ind. — The Kentucky National Guard’s 103rd Chemical Battalion conducted decontamination training at Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Ind., July 25. This culminating event, involving search and extraction, reconnaissance and decontamination teams, is the result of two weeks of annual training held here. These troops conducted traditional Soldier skills training including weapons ranges and room clearing, as well as occupational specific training. Additionally, they conducted drivers familiarization training on the M113 Armored Personal Carrier equipped with an M58 Wolf Smoke Generator System. This system creates large plumes of smoke to provide […]

    Kentucky chemical Soldiers brush up skills at Camp Atterbury

    Story and photos by John Crosby, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Public Affairs EDINBURGH, Ind. — The Kentucky National Guard’s 103rd Chemical Battalion conducted decontamination training at Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Ind., July 25. This culminating event, involving search and extraction, reconnaissance and decontamination teams, is the result of two weeks of annual training held here. These troops conducted traditional Soldier skills training including weapons ranges and room clearing, as well as occupational specific training. Additionally, they conducted drivers familiarization training on the M113 Armored Personal Carrier equipped with an M58 Wolf Smoke Generator System. This system creates large plumes of smoke to provide […]

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