1123rd Sapper Company Archive

  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Soldiers with the 1123rd Sapper Company joined forces with the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry to test how well they could work together during a combined arms exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 15-18. Side by side the 1123rd and 1/149th conducted an air assault mission to breach an obstacle and assault a target. Aviation assets from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade complimented the training event. “These joint operations with State assets makes our battalion a better fighting force and will allow us to retain Soldiers during these […]

    Joint exercise bolsters effectiveness for infantry, engineer units

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Soldiers with the 1123rd Sapper Company joined forces with the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry to test how well they could work together during a combined arms exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 15-18. Side by side the 1123rd and 1/149th conducted an air assault mission to breach an obstacle and assault a target. Aviation assets from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade complimented the training event. “These joint operations with State assets makes our battalion a better fighting force and will allow us to retain Soldiers during these […]

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  • Story by Capt. Desiree Dillehay, 206th Engineer Battalion FRANKFORT, Ky. —  The Kentucky National Guard’s 1123rd Sapper Company was named Most Outstanding Engineer Company of the Year for 2014. The Itschner Plaque is an award given to the most outstanding engineer company each year. First awarded in 1960, the award is named in honor of Army Lt. Gen. Emerson C. Itschner. In 1974, the competition for the Itschner Award was broadened to include the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. With hard work and dedication to the mission, to the 206th Engineer Battalion, the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and to the […]

    Kentucky Sappers named best engineer unit

    Story by Capt. Desiree Dillehay, 206th Engineer Battalion FRANKFORT, Ky. —  The Kentucky National Guard’s 1123rd Sapper Company was named Most Outstanding Engineer Company of the Year for 2014. The Itschner Plaque is an award given to the most outstanding engineer company each year. First awarded in 1960, the award is named in honor of Army Lt. Gen. Emerson C. Itschner. In 1974, the competition for the Itschner Award was broadened to include the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. With hard work and dedication to the mission, to the 206th Engineer Battalion, the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and to the […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best, 412th Theater Engineer Command FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Reserve and National Guard Soldiers usually train one weekend a month and two weeks a year. This training is normally not done side-by-side, but two units integrated this year for their extended combat training. The Kentucky National Guard’s 1123rd Engineer Company, (Sapper), and a platoon from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 441st Engineer Company, route clearance, came together as one unit at National Training Center rotation 14-09 at Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 2 to 22. “We actually had planned to have three [route clearance packages]. They were […]

    Guardsmen, Reserves integrate as team at National Training Center

    Story by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best, 412th Theater Engineer Command FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Reserve and National Guard Soldiers usually train one weekend a month and two weeks a year. This training is normally not done side-by-side, but two units integrated this year for their extended combat training. The Kentucky National Guard’s 1123rd Engineer Company, (Sapper), and a platoon from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 441st Engineer Company, route clearance, came together as one unit at National Training Center rotation 14-09 at Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 2 to 22. “We actually had planned to have three [route clearance packages]. They were […]

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  • Story by Spc. Marty W. Herndon, Unit Public Affairs, Historian Representative, Det 1-1123rd Sapper Co. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion and 1123rd Sapper Company conducted the first test fires of demolitions at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, April 3-5, 2012.  The test included 1-10 lb charge, 1-25 lb charge and […]

    Kentucky combat engineers validate new demolition range

    Story by Spc. Marty W. Herndon, Unit Public Affairs, Historian Representative, Det 1-1123rd Sapper Co. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Soldiers from the 206th Engineer Battalion and 1123rd Sapper Company conducted the first test fires of demolitions at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, April 3-5, 2012.  The test included 1-10 lb charge, 1-25 lb charge and […]

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  • Story by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion, Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. HOHENFELS, Germany —  Kentucky Guardsmen of the  1123rd Sapper Company take their engineer skills overseas for their annual training in Hohenfels, Germany, Oct. 22 through Nov. 11. In southern Germany they took on the tasks of building B-Huts from the ground up, refurbishing existing […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen take their engineer skills to Germany

    Story by Sgt. Sandra Fariss, 206th Engineer Battalion, Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. HOHENFELS, Germany —  Kentucky Guardsmen of the  1123rd Sapper Company take their engineer skills overseas for their annual training in Hohenfels, Germany, Oct. 22 through Nov. 11. In southern Germany they took on the tasks of building B-Huts from the ground up, refurbishing existing […]

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