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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

    203rd cooks past the competition

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

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  • By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Biathlon Team traveled to Utah to take on 23 other states at the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018. The competition was held at Soldier Hollow Olympic Park, which hosted the biathlon events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The world-class venue provided near perfect conditions for the more than 180 athletes who competed in this year’s championships. For Kentucky, this makes the second year in a row where they have sent a full team […]

    Kentucky competes in biathlon championships

    By Capt. Josh Daugherty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Biathlon Team traveled to Utah to take on 23 other states at the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018. The competition was held at Soldier Hollow Olympic Park, which hosted the biathlon events for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The world-class venue provided near perfect conditions for the more than 180 athletes who competed in this year’s championships. For Kentucky, this makes the second year in a row where they have sent a full team […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

    Kentucky shares medical expertise with Djibouti

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

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  • Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

    138th Field Artillery in Dynamic Front 18

    Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

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  • By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

    Kentucky Air Guard and 138th Field Artillery working together during Dynamic Front 18 training

    By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

    Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office OWENSBORO, Ky. – A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Ky. Spcs. Casey Brandle and Justin Stinnett, both with the 206th Engineer Battalion, are credited with pulling 87-year-old David Hamilton from his vehicle after he lost control and drove into floodwaters, trapping him inside. “The Army taught us Selfless Service,” said Stinnett. “And what was going through my mind was how Mr. Hamilton has a family and how we each have our own… and […]

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  • By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

    138th Completes Dynamic Front 18 NATO Training Exercise

    By: Capt. Gus Lafontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard “The time is now near at hand when by Federal statute the organization, armament and discipline of the Organized Militia in the several states and territories shall be the same as that prescribed for the Regular Army of the United States.” – Ohio Senator Charles Dick, 1910 In his 1909 annual Report of the Adjutant General, Philip P. Johnston made the following recommendation to then Governor Augustus E. Wilson, “The militia of nearly all the States are now called the National Guard. Kentucky should fall in line in this particular.” Since statehood in 1792, […]

    Birth of the Modern Kentucky National Guard, March 1912

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard “The time is now near at hand when by Federal statute the organization, armament and discipline of the Organized Militia in the several states and territories shall be the same as that prescribed for the Regular Army of the United States.” – Ohio Senator Charles Dick, 1910 In his 1909 annual Report of the Adjutant General, Philip P. Johnston made the following recommendation to then Governor Augustus E. Wilson, “The militia of nearly all the States are now called the National Guard. Kentucky should fall in line in this particular.” Since statehood in 1792, […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Soldiers with Detachment 4, Company C., 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation were honored during a departure ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., March 16. Friends and family members joined Kentucky Guard leadership to say farewell to the seven-Soldier unit. During their deployment to the Middle East, the unit will fly C-12 “Huron” fixed-wing airplanes in support of the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Operations and support coalition forces throughout the region. “This unit may be small but the number of family and friends here today are a testament to what they’ll be contributing overseas,” said […]

    Fixed-wing unit deploys to Middle East

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Soldiers with Detachment 4, Company C., 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation were honored during a departure ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., March 16. Friends and family members joined Kentucky Guard leadership to say farewell to the seven-Soldier unit. During their deployment to the Middle East, the unit will fly C-12 “Huron” fixed-wing airplanes in support of the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Operations and support coalition forces throughout the region. “This unit may be small but the number of family and friends here today are a testament to what they’ll be contributing overseas,” said […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers in spotlight for leadership

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

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