Kentucky and Indiana Adjutants General serve as honorary captains for UK-IU basketball game

Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, Kentucky's Adjutant General, cheers on the Wildcats from Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind, Dec. 12. Tonini was named an "Honorary Team Captain" for the Wildcats as Maj. Gen. Martin Umbarger was for the Indiana Hoosiers. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrea Hahn, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Adjutants General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini of Kentucky and Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger of Indiana served as honorary captains during the Indiana University and University of Kentucky basketball game today in Bloomington.

Soldiers of the Kentucky and Indiana National Guards also attended the game at Assembly Hall on Saturday December, 12.

The game was broadcast to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan where Soldiers of the Kentucky and Indiana National Guards are serving together as Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division.

The unit is commanded by Brig. Gen. Joseph Lonnie Culver of Bardstown, Ky. and the senior enlisted Soldier is Command Sgt. Maj. Lucas of Danville, Ind.

The unit’s main mission is to assist the Afghan government with security, construction, economic and agricultural support in the assigned area of operations, as well as, facilitate the reception, training, housing and sustainment of U.S. troops entering the country.

Maj. Gen. Martin Umbarger (center left) and Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini (center right), the Adjutants General of Indiana and Kentucky, meet with soldiers on the court at Indiana University's Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind following the UK-IU basketball game, Dec. 12. Also pictured are Staff Sgt. Gerald Hamm, Sgt. Tyler Perry, and Staff Sgt. Steven Davis. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrea Hahn, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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