149th Manuever Enhancement Brigade Archive

  • Staff Report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade has continued its long history of combat service into the twentieth century and the War on Terrorism.  Elements of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) have fought in Baghdad, Ramadi, Balad, Tikrit, Q-West, and a host of other places in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Still other units served in Bosnia, Germany, Belgium, and protected key facilities here in the United States immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  The brigade accomplished every mission with distinction. Much of what has made the brigade successful is the exceptional quality of its junior […]

    Persinger recipient of Douglas MacArthur award

    Staff Report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade has continued its long history of combat service into the twentieth century and the War on Terrorism.  Elements of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) have fought in Baghdad, Ramadi, Balad, Tikrit, Q-West, and a host of other places in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Still other units served in Bosnia, Germany, Belgium, and protected key facilities here in the United States immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  The brigade accomplished every mission with distinction. Much of what has made the brigade successful is the exceptional quality of its junior […]

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  • Story by: Staff Sgt. Paul Evans, 77th Sustainment Brigade JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – One could say 2nd Lt. Andre Geertseema of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is a minority within a minority. Geertseema was born and raised for 10 years in South Africa before living in Australia for another three and coming to Lexington, Ky., at the age of 13. He is part of a small percentage of foreign-born U.S. citizens serving in the military, which is a small contingent within the U.S. in its own right. After […]

    South African-born 149th Infantry Regiment soldier serves proudly as American citizen

    Story by: Staff Sgt. Paul Evans, 77th Sustainment Brigade JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – One could say 2nd Lt. Andre Geertseema of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is a minority within a minority. Geertseema was born and raised for 10 years in South Africa before living in Australia for another three and coming to Lexington, Ky., at the age of 13. He is part of a small percentage of foreign-born U.S. citizens serving in the military, which is a small contingent within the U.S. in its own right. After […]

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  • VHV By Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky National Guardsman Michael J. Stevens was promoted to the rank of major during a ceremony held at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 14. He is assigned to the Louisville-based 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Friends, Family members and fellow Soldiers were in attendance as Stevens was pinned by 149th MEB Commander, Col. Scott Campbell and his parents Rev. Dr. David and Bonnie Stevens. Michael, a native of Sidney, Neb., is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a […]

    Kentucky Guardsman promoted to major

    VHV By Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky National Guardsman Michael J. Stevens was promoted to the rank of major during a ceremony held at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 14. He is assigned to the Louisville-based 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Friends, Family members and fellow Soldiers were in attendance as Stevens was pinned by 149th MEB Commander, Col. Scott Campbell and his parents Rev. Dr. David and Bonnie Stevens. Michael, a native of Sidney, Neb., is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a […]

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