Boone Center security team members newest Kentucky Colonels

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The newest Kentucky Colonels at Boone National Guard Center. Tim Johnson, Derrick Howard, Ginger Starrett, and Edward Monheimer display their certificates. Behind them are Mike Adcock, Steve Bullard, Joe Wilkins and Larry McCord. (Photo by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 23, 2011) — Members of the Boone National Guard security team were honored for their work during the recent Build-A-Bed charity event held here last month.

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Volunteers from UPS gather materials to construct a bed during the Third Annual Build-A-Bed event at Kentucky's Boone National Guard Center. Approximately 400 volunteers came out to Boone National Guard Center Saturday, May 14, to build 100 beds for children in Kentucky's Franklin, Fayette, Woodford and Jessamine counties during the Third Annual Build-A-Bed event hosted by SUCCESS Corp, a program of Kentucky Americorps (photo courtesy of the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office).

Tim Johnson, Ginger Starrett, Derrick Howard and Edward Monheimer were presented Kentucky Colonel certificates in a ceremony presided over by Steve Bullard, Division Director of the Office of Management and Administration for the Department of Military Affairs.

“We wanted to thank our our security force for the great job they did during the Build-A-Bed,” said Bullard, who helped organize the event.  “It was a great experience and a great opportunity to get the public here on Boone Center and support a worthwhile cause.  We can’t that without the support of our security team.  They did a terrific job and made sure everything went smoothly.”

Larry McCord, Boone Center Chief of Security, said the recognition is well deserved.

“These folks work around the clock, 24/7, year round to keep this facility safe and secure,” said McCord.  “This is the second year in a row that we’ve done this.  Any time you bring a large number of people on post there are challenges, but our team can handle it.”

Participating in the ceremony were Facilities Director Joe Wilkins and Mike Adcock, Facilities Assistant Director.

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