WHFRTC Archive

  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – Through rain, wind, sand, and a whole lot of mud, Kentucky Army National Guardsmen competed for the honor of winning the annual Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 24-27, 2018. After three days of consistent competition, where State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden called a true example of “Warrior Spirit,” Kentucky’s top Soldiers were named. Spc. Tyler Reckner with the 2113th Transportation Company took home Soldier of the Year. Staff Sgt. Jesse Mascoe of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry […]

    Kentucky’s Best Warrior Competition Challenges Guardsmen

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – Through rain, wind, sand, and a whole lot of mud, Kentucky Army National Guardsmen competed for the honor of winning the annual Best Warrior Competition at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Oct. 24-27, 2018. After three days of consistent competition, where State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden called a true example of “Warrior Spirit,” Kentucky’s top Soldiers were named. Spc. Tyler Reckner with the 2113th Transportation Company took home Soldier of the Year. Staff Sgt. Jesse Mascoe of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry […]

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  • Story and Photos by Pfc. Nasir Stoner, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. –The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the 178th Firefighting Team deploying to Iraq at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Sept. 23, 2017. “Remember who you are and remember you are an American Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard. “Remember that you are a Kentuckian, and remember you are a Greenville Fireman.” To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE. The 178th Engineer Firefighting Team is made up […]

    178th Firefighting Team deploys to Iraq

    Story and Photos by Pfc. Nasir Stoner, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. –The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the 178th Firefighting Team deploying to Iraq at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Sept. 23, 2017. “Remember who you are and remember you are an American Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard. “Remember that you are a Kentuckian, and remember you are a Greenville Fireman.” To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE. The 178th Engineer Firefighting Team is made up […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is a message from the top – reduce, reuse, recycle, and the Kentucky Army National Guard is following through with much success. In fiscal year 2016, the Kentucky Guard exceeded the Department of Defense waste diversion goal of 50% for the second year in a row. “Waste reduction is a key component of sustainability. It supports our mission and it is the right thing to do,” stated Col. Steve King, construction and facility management officer. “When you throw something away it doesn’t go ‘away’, it just goes somewhere […]

    Waste not, want not – Kentucky National Guard changing environmental attitudes

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is a message from the top – reduce, reuse, recycle, and the Kentucky Army National Guard is following through with much success. In fiscal year 2016, the Kentucky Guard exceeded the Department of Defense waste diversion goal of 50% for the second year in a row. “Waste reduction is a key component of sustainability. It supports our mission and it is the right thing to do,” stated Col. Steve King, construction and facility management officer. “When you throw something away it doesn’t go ‘away’, it just goes somewhere […]

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  • By: Sgt. Dale Elliott, 75th Troop Command 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 …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Last year Kentucky saw record breaking high temperatures throughout the state. With this heat area hospitals saw several heat related injuries and deaths.  Despite the risks members of the Kentucky National Guard fought the danger, continued training and worked through it. This […]

    Beware the Heat!

    By: Sgt. Dale Elliott, 75th Troop Command 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 …. GREENVILLE, Ky. — Last year Kentucky saw record breaking high temperatures throughout the state. With this heat area hospitals saw several heat related injuries and deaths.  Despite the risks members of the Kentucky National Guard fought the danger, continued training and worked through it. This […]

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  • Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony W. Walker, Afghanistan Regional Support Command, West Public Affairs HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – – Most people would be hesitant to rush head-long into a burning building, risking their own safety to ensure the safety of others. The Soldiers of the 176th Fire Fighting Team, Camp Stone Detachment, not only rush in to the fire, they train others to do it as well. Deployed from their Army National Guard unit, based in Greenville, Ky., the unit was initially assigned to Camp Bastion, Helmand Province. Only spending one month at Camp Bastion, the team was […]

    FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony W. Walker, Afghanistan Regional Support Command, West Public Affairs HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – – Most people would be hesitant to rush head-long into a burning building, risking their own safety to ensure the safety of others. The Soldiers of the 176th Fire Fighting Team, Camp Stone Detachment, not only rush in to the fire, they train others to do it as well. Deployed from their Army National Guard unit, based in Greenville, Ky., the unit was initially assigned to Camp Bastion, Helmand Province. Only spending one month at Camp Bastion, the team was […]

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  • Story by: Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — Unit Public Affairs Historian Representatives from across the Commonwealth attended the annual UPAHR Workshop hosted by the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office this weekend at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. “This workshop is an excellent way to engage the units at the company level in order to tell their story,” said Sgt. Major Richard Puckett. Puckett should know. He is the sergeant major for the Department of the Army’s Office of the Chief of Public Affairs out of Washington D.C. He attended the two-day workshop to visit with […]

    Unit Public Affairs Historian Representatives Attend Annual Workshop

    Story by: Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — Unit Public Affairs Historian Representatives from across the Commonwealth attended the annual UPAHR Workshop hosted by the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office this weekend at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. “This workshop is an excellent way to engage the units at the company level in order to tell their story,” said Sgt. Major Richard Puckett. Puckett should know. He is the sergeant major for the Department of the Army’s Office of the Chief of Public Affairs out of Washington D.C. He attended the two-day workshop to visit with […]

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  •  By Maj. Amy Mundell, 123rd Medical Group Click here for more photos. GREENVILLE, Ky. — More than 40 members of a Kentucky Air National Guard disaster-response team deployed to the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center here recently, joining forces with Kentucky Army Guard Soldiers to participate in their first field-training exercise. The Guardsmen collectively formed a Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP for short, said 2nd Lt. Jessica Ellis, medical operations officer. A CERFP is comprised of medical personnel, a search-and-recovery team, a decontamination team and a command-and-control element. Their mission is […]

    Kentucky Air Guard disaster-response team participates in joint exercise

     By Maj. Amy Mundell, 123rd Medical Group Click here for more photos. GREENVILLE, Ky. — More than 40 members of a Kentucky Air National Guard disaster-response team deployed to the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center here recently, joining forces with Kentucky Army Guard Soldiers to participate in their first field-training exercise. The Guardsmen collectively formed a Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP for short, said 2nd Lt. Jessica Ellis, medical operations officer. A CERFP is comprised of medical personnel, a search-and-recovery team, a decontamination team and a command-and-control element. Their mission is […]

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  • Story and photos by Sgt. Datarra Ignacio-Hooper, Headquarters 238th Regiment 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 …. view more photos GREENVILLE, Ky. —  The Kentucky Army National Guard’s 238th Regiment conducted a change of command ceremony at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Dec. 3. “I’m truly sad to be leaving because of the bonds I […]

    238th newest commander

    Story and photos by Sgt. Datarra Ignacio-Hooper, Headquarters 238th Regiment 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 …. view more photos GREENVILLE, Ky. —  The Kentucky Army National Guard’s 238th Regiment conducted a change of command ceremony at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Dec. 3. “I’m truly sad to be leaving because of the bonds I […]

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  • mjo Photos by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Aviation Soldiers prepare for upcoming deployment

    mjo Photos by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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  • mjo Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Aviation Soldiers prepare for Operation New Dawn

    mjo Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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