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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Soldier mechanics from around the state got hands on training from the developers of the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle April 16 -May 3 at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) facility at Fort Knox, Ky. This two-week course given by contractors from General Dynamics out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, addressed the main problems for these vehicles that are keeping them dead lined across the Guard, Reserve and Active Duty components. The specialized maintenance training focused on enhancing the mechanics’ knowledge and skills on […]

    New lessons for Kentucky Guard mechanics

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Soldier mechanics from around the state got hands on training from the developers of the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle April 16 -May 3 at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) facility at Fort Knox, Ky. This two-week course given by contractors from General Dynamics out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, addressed the main problems for these vehicles that are keeping them dead lined across the Guard, Reserve and Active Duty components. The specialized maintenance training focused on enhancing the mechanics’ knowledge and skills on […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Riddle me this: What ensures combat readiness, preserves our equipment, protects the environment, and saves taxpayers a whole lotta money? Answer:  corrosion awareness! Okay, bad joke.  But the truth of the matter is, corrosion awareness is no  joke.  In fact, today — April 24, 2015 — is World Corrosion Awareness Day.  Not just for the National Guard, not just for the United States Army, but for the whole world. So, what’s the big deal?  Well, corrosion costs nearly $4 trillion worldwide each year, which makes for the big […]

    World Corrosion Awareness Day — Why this is a thing

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Riddle me this: What ensures combat readiness, preserves our equipment, protects the environment, and saves taxpayers a whole lotta money? Answer:  corrosion awareness! Okay, bad joke.  But the truth of the matter is, corrosion awareness is no  joke.  In fact, today — April 24, 2015 — is World Corrosion Awareness Day.  Not just for the National Guard, not just for the United States Army, but for the whole world. So, what’s the big deal?  Well, corrosion costs nearly $4 trillion worldwide each year, which makes for the big […]

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