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  • By Pfc. Harrison Moore, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — It was not just another routine Parris Island graduation ceremony in October of 2013. Newly formed Marines proudly marched indoors to find their families after a ceremonial formation. It was at that moment when Stella Hundley, now an up and coming second lieutenant in the Kentucky National Guard, realized she wanted to serve her country. She recalls the moment when she locked eyes with her brother. They found each other and she raced down the bleachers to embrace him. “A few years ago my brother graduated Marine Corps […]

    Medical Service Officer at home in Kentucky’s infantry

    By Pfc. Harrison Moore, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — It was not just another routine Parris Island graduation ceremony in October of 2013. Newly formed Marines proudly marched indoors to find their families after a ceremonial formation. It was at that moment when Stella Hundley, now an up and coming second lieutenant in the Kentucky National Guard, realized she wanted to serve her country. She recalls the moment when she locked eyes with her brother. They found each other and she raced down the bleachers to embrace him. “A few years ago my brother graduated Marine Corps […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Late last year, the Kentucky National Guard decided to split the G1 into two supporting directorates. Kentucky will continue with the traditional G1, but has now established G9, a Military and Families Support Directorate, effective October 1, 2018. The newly created G9 will provide guidance and implement long-lasting solutions to the needs of our Guard members and families. Some of its many programs include the chaplain, family assistance centers, youth programs, family readiness council, yellow ribbon events, transition assistance advisors, personal and family counseling, financial counseling, military funeral honors, […]

    G9, all about supporting our Guardsmen and families

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Late last year, the Kentucky National Guard decided to split the G1 into two supporting directorates. Kentucky will continue with the traditional G1, but has now established G9, a Military and Families Support Directorate, effective October 1, 2018. The newly created G9 will provide guidance and implement long-lasting solutions to the needs of our Guard members and families. Some of its many programs include the chaplain, family assistance centers, youth programs, family readiness council, yellow ribbon events, transition assistance advisors, personal and family counseling, financial counseling, military funeral honors, […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, – Soldiers from Kentucky National Guard logistical units took part in a joint conference with Soldiers from the Djiboutian military at the Sheraton Hotel, March 29-Apr. 4, as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program. Both sides listened to instructors from the Defense Governance Management Team go over issues that applied to both countries and opened up a chance to teach the logisticians how to best use their resources to find success in their field. For the National Guardsmen there, it was an opportunity to meet their counterparts […]

    Kentucky Guard logisticians meet with Djiboutian counterparts through State Partnership Program

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, – Soldiers from Kentucky National Guard logistical units took part in a joint conference with Soldiers from the Djiboutian military at the Sheraton Hotel, March 29-Apr. 4, as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program. Both sides listened to instructors from the Defense Governance Management Team go over issues that applied to both countries and opened up a chance to teach the logisticians how to best use their resources to find success in their field. For the National Guardsmen there, it was an opportunity to meet their counterparts […]

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  • By Maj. Carla Raisler, Team Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters Defensive Cyber Operations Element CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard and civilian partners joined forces at the Cyber Shield ‘19 national level exercise for two weeks of cybersecurity training and simulated incident response, April 5 – 20, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Each year, Cyber Shield brings together cyber forces throughout the military and civilian spectrum to train and exercise together. This year, the event hosted more than 800 Army and Air National Guardsmen, Reservists, private industry partners, federal and state agencies and assessment and support teams from […]

    The commonwealth comes together for Cyber Shield

    By Maj. Carla Raisler, Team Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters Defensive Cyber Operations Element CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard and civilian partners joined forces at the Cyber Shield ‘19 national level exercise for two weeks of cybersecurity training and simulated incident response, April 5 – 20, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Each year, Cyber Shield brings together cyber forces throughout the military and civilian spectrum to train and exercise together. This year, the event hosted more than 800 Army and Air National Guardsmen, Reservists, private industry partners, federal and state agencies and assessment and support teams from […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – About 50 years ago the Department of Military Affairs first leased the land from Blue Grass Airport to construct the Lexington Armory. And on Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Kentucky National Guard and the Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government Airport Board commemorated the ceremonial lease signing with a 20 year lease. In the time that passed since the first agreement, many legal hoops and obstacles made the event much more than a simple handshake between equal partners. The support from Congressman Andy Barr and his office played a critical role as he […]

    Continuing the partnership in Fayette County

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – About 50 years ago the Department of Military Affairs first leased the land from Blue Grass Airport to construct the Lexington Armory. And on Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Kentucky National Guard and the Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government Airport Board commemorated the ceremonial lease signing with a 20 year lease. In the time that passed since the first agreement, many legal hoops and obstacles made the event much more than a simple handshake between equal partners. The support from Congressman Andy Barr and his office played a critical role as he […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three of the newest officers in the Kentucky Army National Guard took their oath at the rotunda in the state Capitol April 26. 2nd Lt. Douglas Frederick, assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, 2nd Lt. Stephanie Lynn Huffman, 623rd Field Artillery and 2nd Lt. Kyle Moore with Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, were each sworn in as commissioned officers and received their first salute. Frederick and Moore took part in the National Guard winter-accelerated program meant to get candidates through the course in […]

    Kentucky Guard welcomes its newest officers

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three of the newest officers in the Kentucky Army National Guard took their oath at the rotunda in the state Capitol April 26. 2nd Lt. Douglas Frederick, assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, 2nd Lt. Stephanie Lynn Huffman, 623rd Field Artillery and 2nd Lt. Kyle Moore with Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, were each sworn in as commissioned officers and received their first salute. Frederick and Moore took part in the National Guard winter-accelerated program meant to get candidates through the course in […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Supply Sergeants from across Kentucky took part in the states newest course, March 26-28 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.  The course imparts important information for those Soldiers who are stating their Active Guard Reserve supply sergeant tour. The Supply Sergeant 101 Course’s mission is to provide new supply sergeants with key information, processes, and procedures to make them successful during the opening months of their position. The commander’s intent for the course is that new supply sergeants who don’t have any experience come and get the basics of running the units […]

    Unit supply personnel get back to basics with new course

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Supply Sergeants from across Kentucky took part in the states newest course, March 26-28 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.  The course imparts important information for those Soldiers who are stating their Active Guard Reserve supply sergeant tour. The Supply Sergeant 101 Course’s mission is to provide new supply sergeants with key information, processes, and procedures to make them successful during the opening months of their position. The commander’s intent for the course is that new supply sergeants who don’t have any experience come and get the basics of running the units […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kentucky Soldiers escort Derby trophy around Churchill Downs LOUSVILLE, Ky. – A small group of Kentucky National Guardsmen dressed to the nines in their Army Service uniforms snaked through unique areas of Churchill Downs in Louisville, May 4. They were charged with guarding and escorting the most coveted prize in horse racing, the Kentucky Derby trophy. Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Staff Sgt. Tyler Thurman, Sgt. Erin Underwood and Spc. Tyler Kirkman, with the 438th Military Police Company, accompanied the one 24-carat gold trophy and three […]

    Guard guards Derby prize

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kentucky Soldiers escort Derby trophy around Churchill Downs LOUSVILLE, Ky. – A small group of Kentucky National Guardsmen dressed to the nines in their Army Service uniforms snaked through unique areas of Churchill Downs in Louisville, May 4. They were charged with guarding and escorting the most coveted prize in horse racing, the Kentucky Derby trophy. Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Staff Sgt. Tyler Thurman, Sgt. Erin Underwood and Spc. Tyler Kirkman, with the 438th Military Police Company, accompanied the one 24-carat gold trophy and three […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Louisville, KY – During a historic weekend for horse racing, Kentucky National Guardsmen from around the state augmented First Responders at Churchill Downs in support of the 145th Kentucky Derby in Louisville, May 4, 2019. Soldiers from the 198th Military Police (MP) Battalion, alongside the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and Churchill Downs security ensured the safety of Derby fans and race competitors throughout the day. More than 150 Guardsmen lent their technical and professional expertise in support of the event.  The vast majority of Guardsmen from the 198th MPs worked alongside Louisville […]

    Guard Offers Invaluable Support During Historic Derby

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Louisville, KY – During a historic weekend for horse racing, Kentucky National Guardsmen from around the state augmented First Responders at Churchill Downs in support of the 145th Kentucky Derby in Louisville, May 4, 2019. Soldiers from the 198th Military Police (MP) Battalion, alongside the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and Churchill Downs security ensured the safety of Derby fans and race competitors throughout the day. More than 150 Guardsmen lent their technical and professional expertise in support of the event.  The vast majority of Guardsmen from the 198th MPs worked alongside Louisville […]

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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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