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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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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

    Communications…. A key to success

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Approximately 40,000 new Soldiers and 7,000 prior service members will enter the formation each year looking for employment within the communities they live and serve and one way to get assistance is through Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL), a National Guard sponsored program launched in September 2016. CSFL has been established to enhance readiness and boost resilience. CSFL prepares and connects Army National Guard Soldiers and their immediate family, veterans, and retirees with financial and career education plus employment opportunities throughout the Soldiers life cycle in order to maintain a ready […]

    We are here for you – Citizen Soldier for Life

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Approximately 40,000 new Soldiers and 7,000 prior service members will enter the formation each year looking for employment within the communities they live and serve and one way to get assistance is through Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL), a National Guard sponsored program launched in September 2016. CSFL has been established to enhance readiness and boost resilience. CSFL prepares and connects Army National Guard Soldiers and their immediate family, veterans, and retirees with financial and career education plus employment opportunities throughout the Soldiers life cycle in order to maintain a ready […]

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  • By Lt. Col Tim Starke, 75th Troop Command This article ran originally in Maneuver Support Magazine in the Summer of 2009. Lt. Col. Starke served with the 149th MEB in January 2009 and was instrumental in helping to frame the 149th’s response to one of Kentucky’s ‘worst natural disasters’ in recent history. This was his reflection on the unit’s response and lessons learned. We are republishing it during the 10th anniversary of the historic 2009 ice storm. The morning of 26 January 2009 began with rumors of approaching inclement weather as the staff at 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) headquarters […]

    149th MEB gains footing during historic ice storm

    By Lt. Col Tim Starke, 75th Troop Command This article ran originally in Maneuver Support Magazine in the Summer of 2009. Lt. Col. Starke served with the 149th MEB in January 2009 and was instrumental in helping to frame the 149th’s response to one of Kentucky’s ‘worst natural disasters’ in recent history. This was his reflection on the unit’s response and lessons learned. We are republishing it during the 10th anniversary of the historic 2009 ice storm. The morning of 26 January 2009 began with rumors of approaching inclement weather as the staff at 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) headquarters […]

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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Every month the Kentucky National Guard hosts a patching ceremony welcoming the newest Soldiers to the team. This month was no different, but for Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Perkins it sure had a special meaning as he patched his daughter, Pfc. Taylor Perkins. “I am handing the torch to my child to carry on the burden that we carry as Citizen-Soldiers. It’s an overwhelming feeling,” said Ronald. “I’ve met so many people in the Guard, they are my family,” Taylor said. “I talked to my dad, he kind of knew I […]

    Another generation of service

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Every month the Kentucky National Guard hosts a patching ceremony welcoming the newest Soldiers to the team. This month was no different, but for Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Perkins it sure had a special meaning as he patched his daughter, Pfc. Taylor Perkins. “I am handing the torch to my child to carry on the burden that we carry as Citizen-Soldiers. It’s an overwhelming feeling,” said Ronald. “I’ve met so many people in the Guard, they are my family,” Taylor said. “I talked to my dad, he kind of knew I […]

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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

    2123rd Transportation Company Commander a MacArthur Award Winner

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

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  • Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

    Kentucky Guard Chaplains and Djibouti religious leaders strengthen their partnership

    Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

    203rd cooks past the competition

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs CAMBELLSVILLE, Ky. — The 203rd Forward Support Company is heating up after winning their state and regional competition in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly program. They participated at the national level as one of four finalists in February. The 50th Annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Program (PACP) includes finalists representing Military Garrison, Active Army Field, Army National Guard Field and Army Reserve Field. The 17 finalists represented the “Best of the Best” in Army Garrison and field feeding excellence. “This is a great accomplishment for the unit. This is […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers in spotlight for leadership

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Capt. Shannon Price and Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Baldwin are being recognized by the Kentucky National Guard for the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. Both Soldiers come from the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion. Price is the commander of the 2123rd Transportation Company and Baldwin works as the battalion’s ammunition technician. If selected by the awards committee, they will represent Kentucky in Washington, D.C. “These outstanding young Soldiers will go forward and compete nationally amongst their peers from each state for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. […]

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  • By Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the first of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) – Mercedes Benz and BMW taxis, the euro currency, and a variety of languages and accents are the immediate things that Pvt. Brian Smith noticed when his airplane landed in Germany to participate in his first annual training as a Kentucky Army National Guardsman. “We don’t even have taxi’s in Barbourville,” […]

    The 138th Field Artillery among those participating in the Dynamic Front Exercise in Germany

    By Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade is currently participating in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. This is the first of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) – Mercedes Benz and BMW taxis, the euro currency, and a variety of languages and accents are the immediate things that Pvt. Brian Smith noticed when his airplane landed in Germany to participate in his first annual training as a Kentucky Army National Guardsman. “We don’t even have taxi’s in Barbourville,” […]

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