Video greetings from deployed Ky. aviators available online

MEDIA ADVISORY

December 17, 2009
CONTACT:  Capt. Andi C. Hahn, 502-607-1903, cell 502-330-1795
andrea.hahn@us.army.mil

Media invited to download holiday greetings from deployed Kentucky National Guard Soldiers.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard’s Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation and Charlie Co., 169th MEDEVAC have recorded holiday greetings in Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.  Based in Frankfort, the unit mobilized for a year-long deployment in August 2009.

While in Kosovo, the unit has supported slingload and waterbucket/firefighting operations, troop transport and hoist operations, as well as medical evacuation missions for US and NATO troops and civilians.

The greetings have been uploaded to the Digital Video & Imagery and Distribution System (DVIDS), and you can find them there by following the steps below. There is an option to search by hometown and we encourage you to check out the Soldier’s greetings and consider using them during your broadcasts this holiday season.

You are also invited to contact the 116th Public Affairs Detachment (contact info below) for Soldier profiles or any interviews they wish to conduct with Soldiers during the holidays or throughout the year.

Find your Soldier’s Shout-out:
By State using drop box (Best Way)
1.      Click on this link — DVIDS
2.      About mid-way down the page there is a “Select Holiday” drop box
3.      Click the drop box and select the holiday i.e. Christmas 2009, Thanksgiving 2009, etc.
4.      There is a map just below the drop box. Click on the state you wish to view shout-outs from.
5.      After you click the state, scroll down below the map. All the shout-outs will be listed below the map, scroll through them until you find the one you’re looking for.

By Soldier using Search Greetings function
1.      Click on this link — DVIDS
2.      About half-way down the page near the right-hand side of the page is a “Search Greetings” search box.
3.      Click in the box and type Soldier’s Last Name, First Name Rank i.e. Miller, Brett SGT
4.      Click Find.
5.      After you click the state, scroll down below the map. All the shout-outs will be listed below the map, scroll through them until you find the one you’re looking for.

Send e-card with Shout-out:
1.      Once you’ve found the Shout-out you were looking for, click it.
2.      Below the Shout-out is a link called “Send an E-Card”, click it.
3.      Select your style.
4.      Enter all the e-mail addresses you want the E-Card to go to.
5.      Then there are a few boxes to fill out asking your name, e-mail address and the message you want to send to all the recipients of the E-Card.

Point of Contact for 116th PAD

Capt. Dan ‘Murph’ Murphy
Public Affairs Officer
Multi-National Task Force East
Camp Bondsteel
DSN: 314-781-5076
Cell: 049-774-638
daniel.m.murphy@us.army.mil
daniel.m.murphy@eur.army.mil

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