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  • By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAVANNAH, Ga. – Approximately 60 Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation MEDEVAC participated for the first time in the National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) exercise in Savannah, Georgia, March 4-7, 2019. The exercise, Patriot South 19, tests units’ abilities to support response operations during natural disasters utilizing simulated emergency scenarios and is accredited by the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC). Some of the key tasks performed by the MEDEVAC during the exercise were mass casualty evacuations, rescue hoist operations, patient transport, […]

    Kentucky MEDEVAC participates in Patriot South

    By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAVANNAH, Ga. – Approximately 60 Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation MEDEVAC participated for the first time in the National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) exercise in Savannah, Georgia, March 4-7, 2019. The exercise, Patriot South 19, tests units’ abilities to support response operations during natural disasters utilizing simulated emergency scenarios and is accredited by the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC). Some of the key tasks performed by the MEDEVAC during the exercise were mass casualty evacuations, rescue hoist operations, patient transport, […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard recognized and awarded several outstanding Guardsmen at the 2019 Soldier & Airman of the Year Banquet at the University of Louisville’s Brown and Williamson Club in Louisville, Ky., March 9. The annual ceremony honors the winners of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition and outstanding enlisted Airmen from the Kentucky Air Guard. Guardsmen and their families enjoyed a banquet, which includes a formal ceremony awarding winners and recognizing their exceptional dedication to their branch of service. Soldier and Airmen winners from […]

    Outstanding Kentucky Guardsmen awarded during banquet

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard recognized and awarded several outstanding Guardsmen at the 2019 Soldier & Airman of the Year Banquet at the University of Louisville’s Brown and Williamson Club in Louisville, Ky., March 9. The annual ceremony honors the winners of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition and outstanding enlisted Airmen from the Kentucky Air Guard. Guardsmen and their families enjoyed a banquet, which includes a formal ceremony awarding winners and recognizing their exceptional dedication to their branch of service. Soldier and Airmen winners from […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs JERICHO, Vt. – For the fifth straight year, Kentucky Guardsmen competed against the best winter sports athletes in the National Guard. The four-man team skied against more than 130 competitors from 18 states in the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 23-28. Kentuckians are normally not used to snow skis, or so much snow, but the team is proud of how far they have come in a short five years. “Biathlon is one of the hardest things I have […]

    Soldiering on in the snow

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs JERICHO, Vt. – For the fifth straight year, Kentucky Guardsmen competed against the best winter sports athletes in the National Guard. The four-man team skied against more than 130 competitors from 18 states in the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 23-28. Kentuckians are normally not used to snow skis, or so much snow, but the team is proud of how far they have come in a short five years. “Biathlon is one of the hardest things I have […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the National Guard focus on Soldier fitness, and with the anticipation of the new Army fitness test about to start being implemented, staying in shape is at an all time high. To see more photos from Lt. Col. Jones journey, please click HERE. For the G6 infrastructure manager, using kicks and punches or breaking cinder blocks is his way to keep in shape. But it didn’t start out with fitness being the main motivation. It was his two young daughters who were taking karate classes and […]

    Guardsman uses martial arts to stay fit

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the National Guard focus on Soldier fitness, and with the anticipation of the new Army fitness test about to start being implemented, staying in shape is at an all time high. To see more photos from Lt. Col. Jones journey, please click HERE. For the G6 infrastructure manager, using kicks and punches or breaking cinder blocks is his way to keep in shape. But it didn’t start out with fitness being the main motivation. It was his two young daughters who were taking karate classes and […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. Dennis R. Hawthorne relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Ronnie S. Barnes during a change of command ceremony Feb. 23, 2019 in Fort Knox, Ky. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, The Deputy Adjutant General, along with family, friends and fellow Guardsmen filled the Sadowski Center to pay respects to this time-honored tradition. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. Col. Hawthorne took command of the Brigade on Mar. 12, 2017 and saw the unit through numerous training […]

    138th Fires Brigade conducts change of command

    Story by Staff Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. Dennis R. Hawthorne relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Ronnie S. Barnes during a change of command ceremony Feb. 23, 2019 in Fort Knox, Ky. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, The Deputy Adjutant General, along with family, friends and fellow Guardsmen filled the Sadowski Center to pay respects to this time-honored tradition. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. Col. Hawthorne took command of the Brigade on Mar. 12, 2017 and saw the unit through numerous training […]

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  • Commentary by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – As I sat down in the classroom in the Emergency Operations Center building on Boone National Guard Center, where I was about to spend the better part of the next three days, I looked around and saw a lot of officers and senior non-commissioned officers around me. We were all there for the Operations Security Level Two class Jan. 29-31. Since I’m a staff sergeant, I felt like I might be out of my depth. I’ve been in the National Guard for thirteen years and thought […]

    Protect your OPSEC

    Commentary by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – As I sat down in the classroom in the Emergency Operations Center building on Boone National Guard Center, where I was about to spend the better part of the next three days, I looked around and saw a lot of officers and senior non-commissioned officers around me. We were all there for the Operations Security Level Two class Jan. 29-31. Since I’m a staff sergeant, I felt like I might be out of my depth. I’ve been in the National Guard for thirteen years and thought […]

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  • Kentucky at the Battle of Buena Vista, February 22-23, 1847 By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The acceptance of Texas into the United States in 1845, was viewed as an intolerable act by Mexico.  The crisis and on-going differences between the two countries led to war the following year.  Although the federal government’s allotment for Kentucky’s portion of the Mexican-American War effort was 2,500 troops, approximately 13,000 Kentuckians answered the call. The Kentuckians found little martial glory in Mexico.  Instead, they suffered from extreme heat, a lack of healthy water and food, and long periods of boredom.  Of the more […]

    “Kentucky has immortalized herself in the fight”

    Kentucky at the Battle of Buena Vista, February 22-23, 1847 By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard The acceptance of Texas into the United States in 1845, was viewed as an intolerable act by Mexico.  The crisis and on-going differences between the two countries led to war the following year.  Although the federal government’s allotment for Kentucky’s portion of the Mexican-American War effort was 2,500 troops, approximately 13,000 Kentuckians answered the call. The Kentuckians found little martial glory in Mexico.  Instead, they suffered from extreme heat, a lack of healthy water and food, and long periods of boredom.  Of the more […]

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  • Staff Report   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2019)– Governor Matt Bevin and leadership from the Kentucky National Guard joined friends and family today to say farewell to nearly 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Air Assault Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East for the next year. To see all photos from this event, please click here. “The level of gratitude I have for the Soldiers in this room is immense,” said Gov. Bevin. “You are serving the men and women of the United States of America and upholding the very […]

    Kentucky National Guard holds departure ceremony for Aviation Soldiers

    Staff Report   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2019)– Governor Matt Bevin and leadership from the Kentucky National Guard joined friends and family today to say farewell to nearly 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Air Assault Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East for the next year. To see all photos from this event, please click here. “The level of gratitude I have for the Soldiers in this room is immense,” said Gov. Bevin. “You are serving the men and women of the United States of America and upholding the very […]

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