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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. – Ten Warrant Officer Candidates are continuing their training program with Kentucky’s Warrant Officer Candidate School at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. The candidates are scheduled to graduate Sept. 21, 2019, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and will proceed down to the 238th’s Annual Commissioning Ball to be recognized during that event as the newest warrant officers in the Kentucky National Guard and United States Army. Nine of the candidates are from the Kentucky National Guard and one is from the U.S. Army Reserves. Phase one training […]

    Warrant Officer Candidates nearing home stretch to graduation

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. – Ten Warrant Officer Candidates are continuing their training program with Kentucky’s Warrant Officer Candidate School at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. The candidates are scheduled to graduate Sept. 21, 2019, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and will proceed down to the 238th’s Annual Commissioning Ball to be recognized during that event as the newest warrant officers in the Kentucky National Guard and United States Army. Nine of the candidates are from the Kentucky National Guard and one is from the U.S. Army Reserves. Phase one training […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   WALTON, Ky. – Soldiers of the 940th Military Police Company gathered for the final time as a unit for an inactivation ceremony at the National Guard Armory Aug. 11, 2019. Due to realignment within the Kentucky National Guard’s force structure, military police units across the state were re-organized. The Casing of the Colors ceremony is held to commemorate the unit’s service and history, signifying the end of the command. “They’re divesting the company,” said Capt. Cory Lane, commander of the 940th. “What that means is they are restructuring the […]

    Soldiers say goodbye, MP Company inactivated

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   WALTON, Ky. – Soldiers of the 940th Military Police Company gathered for the final time as a unit for an inactivation ceremony at the National Guard Armory Aug. 11, 2019. Due to realignment within the Kentucky National Guard’s force structure, military police units across the state were re-organized. The Casing of the Colors ceremony is held to commemorate the unit’s service and history, signifying the end of the command. “They’re divesting the company,” said Capt. Cory Lane, commander of the 940th. “What that means is they are restructuring the […]

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – What was expected to be a normal drill weekend in May of 2018, turned interesting for Sgt. Raychel Pete and her supervisor, Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson, as they headed to lunch and came across a three car accident. Next thing Pete knew, she was out directing traffic, calling police and making sure everyone involved was okay while Vaile-Nelson provided first aid to the victims.  The accident took place at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Carson Place in Frankfort, in which the vehicles partially blocked both U.S. 60 and Carson Place roadways from […]

    Honored for going above and beyond

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – What was expected to be a normal drill weekend in May of 2018, turned interesting for Sgt. Raychel Pete and her supervisor, Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson, as they headed to lunch and came across a three car accident. Next thing Pete knew, she was out directing traffic, calling police and making sure everyone involved was okay while Vaile-Nelson provided first aid to the victims.  The accident took place at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Carson Place in Frankfort, in which the vehicles partially blocked both U.S. 60 and Carson Place roadways from […]

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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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