2nd Battalion 147th Aviation Archive

  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Great leaders aren’t the ones who set out to be recognized as such and talk about how much they want to be great. Great leaders put their head down and are quietly going about their business. So when one of these type leaders are recognized, it usually isn’t something they’ve expected. As was the case for one Kentucky Guardsman, his nomination for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA), was a complete surprise. Chief Warrant Officer Tyler Kramer is a UH-60M pilot, who also serves as […]

    Aviation warrant officer up for national leadership award

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Great leaders aren’t the ones who set out to be recognized as such and talk about how much they want to be great. Great leaders put their head down and are quietly going about their business. So when one of these type leaders are recognized, it usually isn’t something they’ve expected. As was the case for one Kentucky Guardsman, his nomination for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA), was a complete surprise. Chief Warrant Officer Tyler Kramer is a UH-60M pilot, who also serves as […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Friends and family joined the Kentucky National Guard to say farewell to the Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, June 4. The aviation unit will deploy to the Middle East this summer. Kentucky Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini presided over the departure ceremony and called the unit well-trained and well-suited for their mission. “We honor these aviators and aviation Soldiers assembled before us as they answer our nation’s call once again,” he said. “They have the […]

    Kentucky aviation unit departs for Middle East

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Friends and family joined the Kentucky National Guard to say farewell to the Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, June 4. The aviation unit will deploy to the Middle East this summer. Kentucky Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini presided over the departure ceremony and called the unit well-trained and well-suited for their mission. “We honor these aviators and aviation Soldiers assembled before us as they answer our nation’s call once again,” he said. “They have the […]

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  • Story by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard FRANKFORT, Ky. — The noted writer and blogger Eliezer Yudkowsky once said, “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman – who is only a mere superhero.”  Well, Lexington Police Officer Joel Bowling fits this description minus the fact that he can fly — UH-60 Blackhawks that is. Officer Bowling, also known as Army Chief Warrant Officer Bowling, is currently a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot for Bravo Co. […]

    Kentucky Guard Aviator flies high in best of both worlds

    Story by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard FRANKFORT, Ky. — The noted writer and blogger Eliezer Yudkowsky once said, “The police officer who puts their life on the line with no superpowers, no X-Ray vision, no super-strength, no ability to fly, and above all no invulnerability to bullets, reveals far greater virtue than Superman – who is only a mere superhero.”  Well, Lexington Police Officer Joel Bowling fits this description minus the fact that he can fly — UH-60 Blackhawks that is. Officer Bowling, also known as Army Chief Warrant Officer Bowling, is currently a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot for Bravo Co. […]

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