Kentucky National Guard Archive

  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

    2123rd Transportation Company Commander a MacArthur Award Winner

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

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  • Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

    Kentucky Guard Chaplains and Djibouti religious leaders strengthen their partnership

    Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

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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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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard This year and next, marks the 50th Anniversary of the activation of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s call-up and seventeen months of federal service in support of the Pueblo Crisis. On January 23, 1968, the United States Naval Ship Pueblo (AGER-2), a technical research ship (Naval Intelligence) was boarded and captured by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, off the coast of North Korea, in what has become known as the “Pueblo Incident” or alternatively as the “Pueblo Crisis.”  This incident precipitated the recall to federal service of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd […]

    Kentucky Airmen respond to Pueblo Crisis

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard This year and next, marks the 50th Anniversary of the activation of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s call-up and seventeen months of federal service in support of the Pueblo Crisis. On January 23, 1968, the United States Naval Ship Pueblo (AGER-2), a technical research ship (Naval Intelligence) was boarded and captured by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, off the coast of North Korea, in what has become known as the “Pueblo Incident” or alternatively as the “Pueblo Crisis.”  This incident precipitated the recall to federal service of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Embury, Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team LINCOLN, Neb. – 160 marathoners from the nations Army and Air National Guard representing 45 states and two U.S. territories beat the heat and competed in the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon May 6 in Lincoln, Neb. Led through inspiration to honor a fellow team member the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team succeeded on all levels in the recent National Guard Marathon Championships. In December (2017) Sgt. Angela Sullivan, a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion and the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team for 3 years, was diagnosed […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen run marathon, honor Soldier

    By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Embury, Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team LINCOLN, Neb. – 160 marathoners from the nations Army and Air National Guard representing 45 states and two U.S. territories beat the heat and competed in the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon May 6 in Lincoln, Neb. Led through inspiration to honor a fellow team member the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team succeeded on all levels in the recent National Guard Marathon Championships. In December (2017) Sgt. Angela Sullivan, a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion and the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team for 3 years, was diagnosed […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard honored its fallen during a Memorial Day observance, May 28, at the Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort, Ky. Fourteen names have been added to the Memorial as Kentucky continues to honor the Guardsmen who fell in the line of duty and as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.  This brings the total number of names on the Memorial to 269 men and women who have given the last full measure of devotion since 1912. Heather French Henry, Deputy Commissioner […]

    Kentucky commemorates Memorial Day, World War I

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard honored its fallen during a Memorial Day observance, May 28, at the Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort, Ky. Fourteen names have been added to the Memorial as Kentucky continues to honor the Guardsmen who fell in the line of duty and as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.  This brings the total number of names on the Memorial to 269 men and women who have given the last full measure of devotion since 1912. Heather French Henry, Deputy Commissioner […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The Kentucky National Guard Memorial, dedicated in 2015, located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The monument contains the names of 269 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice, in times of war, peace, civil and natural disaster to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today as citizens of the Commonwealth. This year, 2018, marks the final year in which we, as a nation commemorate the Centennial of WWI, what would be more fitting than to recognize the service of one of our World War I heroes? […]

    A name on the memorial: the story of William Aubrey

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The Kentucky National Guard Memorial, dedicated in 2015, located at the entrance to Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. The monument contains the names of 269 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice, in times of war, peace, civil and natural disaster to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today as citizens of the Commonwealth. This year, 2018, marks the final year in which we, as a nation commemorate the Centennial of WWI, what would be more fitting than to recognize the service of one of our World War I heroes? […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The guidon signifying the command of the 238th Regiment (Combat Arms) changed hands in a ceremony at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center May 20. Outgoing commander, Col. Jeffrey H. Casada, handed over the reins of the unit that consists of the state’s Regional Training Institute to Lt. Col. Frederick W. Bates. “Even though the 238th has a record for complete excellence, under the tutelage of Col. Casada, we have taken it to a whole new aperture,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general. For […]

    Bates takes charge of 238th Regiment

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – The guidon signifying the command of the 238th Regiment (Combat Arms) changed hands in a ceremony at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center May 20. Outgoing commander, Col. Jeffrey H. Casada, handed over the reins of the unit that consists of the state’s Regional Training Institute to Lt. Col. Frederick W. Bates. “Even though the 238th has a record for complete excellence, under the tutelage of Col. Casada, we have taken it to a whole new aperture,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general. For […]

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  • Story and photos by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. – “How am I supposed to carry all of this. How do you open an MRE? We weren’t told to bring knives or scissors. I’ve been yanked out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to eat a salad.” Just a few of the comments made by participants early in the week at Operation Immersion at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. Operation Immersion is designed to provide a small portion of what Soldiers go through while preparing for deployments and their subsequent return along […]

    A glimpse into a Soldiers life – Operation Immersion 2018

    Story and photos by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. – “How am I supposed to carry all of this. How do you open an MRE? We weren’t told to bring knives or scissors. I’ve been yanked out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait to eat a salad.” Just a few of the comments made by participants early in the week at Operation Immersion at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. Operation Immersion is designed to provide a small portion of what Soldiers go through while preparing for deployments and their subsequent return along […]

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