Kentucky Soldier “Guards the Environment”

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Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Blakeley, Unit Training Equipment Site materials identifier and examiner, receives the 2010 National Guard Bureau Environmental Security award from Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, state adjutant general, and Col. Michael Bennett, Army National Guard Environmental Program Division chief, at a ceremony on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., May 10. Also in attendance is Blakeley’s wife Ashley.

FRANKFORT, Ky., – Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Blakeley was presented with the first place sustainability 2010 National Guard Bureau Environmental Security award for his waste and material recycling program at the Unit Training Equipment Site on Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center .

“I didn’t come up with this program all by myself,” said Blakeley. “It has been a team effort from the entire maintenance shop.”

By insuring environmental compliance, Blakely saves the Kentucky Guard thousands of dollars in materials, resources and enhances Soldiers safety and prevents training interruptions.

“Our motto in Kentucky is ‘Unbridled Service’ and the work that Sgt. 1st Class Blakeley has done is a model of ‘Unbridled Service,’” said Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, state adjutant general.

“Guys come up with ideas to improve the shop and I say let’s do it,” said Blakeley.

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