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  • By Maj. Gus LaFontaine, Kentucky National Guard FORT KNOX, Ky. — The Law and Order Detachment of the 1103rd Military Police gathered in Ft. Knox April 13 to conduct a departure ceremony for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The unit will deploy for the third time since Sept. 11, 2001. Approximately 20 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard unit will conduct law enforcement missions, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations and customs duties during the deployment. Capt. Chris McGhee, commander of the Ft. Knox-based unit, spoke about the unit’s greatest strength. “Our strongest quality is that we’re small so we’re very […]

    Kentucky MPs deploy to Afghanistan

    By Maj. Gus LaFontaine, Kentucky National Guard FORT KNOX, Ky. — The Law and Order Detachment of the 1103rd Military Police gathered in Ft. Knox April 13 to conduct a departure ceremony for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The unit will deploy for the third time since Sept. 11, 2001. Approximately 20 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard unit will conduct law enforcement missions, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations and customs duties during the deployment. Capt. Chris McGhee, commander of the Ft. Knox-based unit, spoke about the unit’s greatest strength. “Our strongest quality is that we’re small so we’re very […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Army Guardsmen representing every major command in Kentucky gathered for the 2019 Unit Public Affairs & Historian Representative (UPAHR) Workshop in Frankfort, April 13-14. The workshop was facilitated by members of the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center. More than 20 Soldiers received updated training and were certified to tell their units’ stories. “I felt that the training was relevant and well presented for a clean understanding of the UPAHR’s role and expectations,” said Spc. Jessica Elbouab with the 118th Haul Platoon. “I would love to see a […]

    Guardsmen embrace unit public affairs duties

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Army Guardsmen representing every major command in Kentucky gathered for the 2019 Unit Public Affairs & Historian Representative (UPAHR) Workshop in Frankfort, April 13-14. The workshop was facilitated by members of the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center. More than 20 Soldiers received updated training and were certified to tell their units’ stories. “I felt that the training was relevant and well presented for a clean understanding of the UPAHR’s role and expectations,” said Spc. Jessica Elbouab with the 118th Haul Platoon. “I would love to see a […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. David Reed relinquished his command of the 75th Troop Command to Col. Douglas Clay during a change of command ceremony April 14, in Fort Knox.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Sadowski Center with family, friends and Guardsmen. Reed recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years.  Just in 2018 alone, the Kentucky national Guard’s Soldier,  NCO and Senior NCO of the Year all came from the 75th, a testimony to the dedication to the overall success of our brigade. “Leadership in this […]

    Clay takes charge of 75th Troop Command

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. David Reed relinquished his command of the 75th Troop Command to Col. Douglas Clay during a change of command ceremony April 14, in Fort Knox.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Sadowski Center with family, friends and Guardsmen. Reed recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years.  Just in 2018 alone, the Kentucky national Guard’s Soldier,  NCO and Senior NCO of the Year all came from the 75th, a testimony to the dedication to the overall success of our brigade. “Leadership in this […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd. Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT CAMPELL, Ky. – Soldiers from across the country came together to attend the Joint Fires Observer’s Joint Firepower Course Jan. 22 –Feb. 1, 2019. There were students with the 101st Airborne, Special Forces, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in the course as well as our own Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 138th Field Artillery.  Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Crump, HHB 138th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Lt. John Brough, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery and  2nd Lt. Theresa Mumford, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery graduated. “Our guys and girls […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers complete top training course

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd. Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT CAMPELL, Ky. – Soldiers from across the country came together to attend the Joint Fires Observer’s Joint Firepower Course Jan. 22 –Feb. 1, 2019. There were students with the 101st Airborne, Special Forces, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in the course as well as our own Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 138th Field Artillery.  Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Crump, HHB 138th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Lt. John Brough, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery and  2nd Lt. Theresa Mumford, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery graduated. “Our guys and girls […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard April 12, 2019, marks the centennial of the birth of Richard Smith “Billy” Vaughn; singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader, and Kentucky Guardsman.  Billy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the only son of four children of Alvis and Sally Vaughn. At a very early age Billy showed an interest in music, learning to play his father ukulele while he laid up in bed suffering from measles at the age of five.   He was a self-taught musician, he sang, played, and wrote music.   He mastered the flute, piano, ukulele, and saxophone.  He […]

    A famous musician and the birth of the 202nd Army Band

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard April 12, 2019, marks the centennial of the birth of Richard Smith “Billy” Vaughn; singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader, and Kentucky Guardsman.  Billy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the only son of four children of Alvis and Sally Vaughn. At a very early age Billy showed an interest in music, learning to play his father ukulele while he laid up in bed suffering from measles at the age of five.   He was a self-taught musician, he sang, played, and wrote music.   He mastered the flute, piano, ukulele, and saxophone.  He […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – In late March of 2018, Natalie Wamsley was finishing up warrant officer candidate school (WOCS), maxing her last Army Physical Fitness Test and taking another successful step in her 16-year military career. On April 6, she learned she had cancer. While at WOCS, she felt a lump, but disregarded it as muscle soreness from the intense physical fitness. A couple weeks after she returned home, and many sleepless nights, she went to her doctor. After an ultrasound and a biopsy, she was called into her doctor’s […]

    Guardsman lets strength, courage define her

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – In late March of 2018, Natalie Wamsley was finishing up warrant officer candidate school (WOCS), maxing her last Army Physical Fitness Test and taking another successful step in her 16-year military career. On April 6, she learned she had cancer. While at WOCS, she felt a lump, but disregarded it as muscle soreness from the intense physical fitness. A couple weeks after she returned home, and many sleepless nights, she went to her doctor. After an ultrasound and a biopsy, she was called into her doctor’s […]

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  • Listen up Soldiers! If you’re looking to get promoted, you need to see this and do what the Sergeant Major says.   EPS FY19 Pamphlet

    A message from the G1 SGM

    Listen up Soldiers! If you’re looking to get promoted, you need to see this and do what the Sergeant Major says.   EPS FY19 Pamphlet

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

    Communications…. A key to success

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

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