138th Field Artillery Archive

  • By Capt. Elizabeth Chamberlain, 2/138th Field Artillery FORT KNOX, Ky. — From a field training area of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan picked up the hand mic of a military radio and spoke into it. A few moments later, he heard through the radio’s loudspeaker Sgt. James Hall’s reply from the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky. This exchange was proof that the radio retransmission (RETRANS) “shot heard across the Bluegrass” was finally a success. The RETRANS event, planned and led by Capt. Stephen Young and Sgt. Jackson Gudgel with the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, was a […]

    Signal Soldiers complete shot heard across the Bluegrass

    By Capt. Elizabeth Chamberlain, 2/138th Field Artillery FORT KNOX, Ky. — From a field training area of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan picked up the hand mic of a military radio and spoke into it. A few moments later, he heard through the radio’s loudspeaker Sgt. James Hall’s reply from the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky. This exchange was proof that the radio retransmission (RETRANS) “shot heard across the Bluegrass” was finally a success. The RETRANS event, planned and led by Capt. Stephen Young and Sgt. Jackson Gudgel with the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, was a […]

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  • By Capt. Melissa Mattingly, 138th Field Artillery Brigade LEXINGTON, Ky. — Col. Robert Larkin relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Dennis Hawthorne during a change of command ceremony March 12,  in Lexington.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Lexington Armory with members of the Lexington Fire Department, family, friends and Guardsman. Larkin recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years and commended the unit for maintaining the title of, “number one field artillery brigade and battalions in the Guard,” throughout his command. “If you are number one then there is […]

    Artillery brigade welcomes new commander

    By Capt. Melissa Mattingly, 138th Field Artillery Brigade LEXINGTON, Ky. — Col. Robert Larkin relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Dennis Hawthorne during a change of command ceremony March 12,  in Lexington.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Lexington Armory with members of the Lexington Fire Department, family, friends and Guardsman. Larkin recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years and commended the unit for maintaining the title of, “number one field artillery brigade and battalions in the Guard,” throughout his command. “If you are number one then there is […]

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  • By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Field Artillery and Aviation Soldiers worked together to conduct combined training on medical evacuation training (MEDEVAC) and Sling Load operations during the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Battalion’s annual training at Fort Knox, June 3-19, 2016. The 2/138th completed section certification and live fire exercises in order to reach section level proficiency and complete howitzer and fire direction control certification, the primary focus for the unit’s annual training. Their mission also included medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training, sling load operations, and a convoy movement through improvised explosive training […]

    Artillery calls in air assets

    By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Field Artillery and Aviation Soldiers worked together to conduct combined training on medical evacuation training (MEDEVAC) and Sling Load operations during the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Battalion’s annual training at Fort Knox, June 3-19, 2016. The 2/138th completed section certification and live fire exercises in order to reach section level proficiency and complete howitzer and fire direction control certification, the primary focus for the unit’s annual training. Their mission also included medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training, sling load operations, and a convoy movement through improvised explosive training […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. David Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment  FRANKFORT, Ky. — Out in full force, the Kentucky National Guard celebrated with fellow Kentuckians as Gov. Matt Bevin was publicly sworn in Dec. 8, in Frankfort. Also sworn in was Army Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Kentucky Guard’s 52nd adjutant general. “This is really the one big event we get to do every four years to really support the Commonwealth and let them know we have a band,” said Sgt. Shari Kinslow, a musician assigned to the 202nd Army Band. “For us, this is the time of year where […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen help secure inauguration

    By Staff Sgt. David Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment  FRANKFORT, Ky. — Out in full force, the Kentucky National Guard celebrated with fellow Kentuckians as Gov. Matt Bevin was publicly sworn in Dec. 8, in Frankfort. Also sworn in was Army Brig. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Kentucky Guard’s 52nd adjutant general. “This is really the one big event we get to do every four years to really support the Commonwealth and let them know we have a band,” said Sgt. Shari Kinslow, a musician assigned to the 202nd Army Band. “For us, this is the time of year where […]

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  • Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At Thunder Over Louisville, there are a lot of certainties. If the weather is good, crowds will be big. The air show is cool and during the breaks, people look up to the Second Street Bridge and eyeball the cannons and Soldiers who man them. But it isn’t always a man. Spc. Natasha Bean and Spc. Tiffany Dirolf, supply specialists assigned to the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, were chosen by brigade leadership to support the cannon salute. The pair loaded the cannons for chief of the National […]

    Battle buddies on the bridge

    Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At Thunder Over Louisville, there are a lot of certainties. If the weather is good, crowds will be big. The air show is cool and during the breaks, people look up to the Second Street Bridge and eyeball the cannons and Soldiers who man them. But it isn’t always a man. Spc. Natasha Bean and Spc. Tiffany Dirolf, supply specialists assigned to the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, were chosen by brigade leadership to support the cannon salute. The pair loaded the cannons for chief of the National […]

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