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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the National Guard focus on Soldier fitness, and with the anticipation of the new Army fitness test about to start being implemented, staying in shape is at an all time high. To see more photos from Lt. Col. Jones journey, please click HERE. For the G6 infrastructure manager, using kicks and punches or breaking cinder blocks is his way to keep in shape. But it didn’t start out with fitness being the main motivation. It was his two young daughters who were taking karate classes and […]

    Guardsman uses martial arts to stay fit

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the National Guard focus on Soldier fitness, and with the anticipation of the new Army fitness test about to start being implemented, staying in shape is at an all time high. To see more photos from Lt. Col. Jones journey, please click HERE. For the G6 infrastructure manager, using kicks and punches or breaking cinder blocks is his way to keep in shape. But it didn’t start out with fitness being the main motivation. It was his two young daughters who were taking karate classes and […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. Dennis R. Hawthorne relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Ronnie S. Barnes during a change of command ceremony Feb. 23, 2019 in Fort Knox, Ky. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, The Deputy Adjutant General, along with family, friends and fellow Guardsmen filled the Sadowski Center to pay respects to this time-honored tradition. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. Col. Hawthorne took command of the Brigade on Mar. 12, 2017 and saw the unit through numerous training […]

    138th Fires Brigade conducts change of command

    Story by Staff Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. Dennis R. Hawthorne relinquished his command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade to Lt. Col. Ronnie S. Barnes during a change of command ceremony Feb. 23, 2019 in Fort Knox, Ky. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, The Deputy Adjutant General, along with family, friends and fellow Guardsmen filled the Sadowski Center to pay respects to this time-honored tradition. To view all photos from this event, please click HERE. Col. Hawthorne took command of the Brigade on Mar. 12, 2017 and saw the unit through numerous training […]

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  • Staff Report   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2019)– Governor Matt Bevin and leadership from the Kentucky National Guard joined friends and family today to say farewell to nearly 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Air Assault Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East for the next year. To see all photos from this event, please click here. “The level of gratitude I have for the Soldiers in this room is immense,” said Gov. Bevin. “You are serving the men and women of the United States of America and upholding the very […]

    Kentucky National Guard holds departure ceremony for Aviation Soldiers

    Staff Report   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2019)– Governor Matt Bevin and leadership from the Kentucky National Guard joined friends and family today to say farewell to nearly 60 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Air Assault Regiment who are deploying to the Middle East for the next year. To see all photos from this event, please click here. “The level of gratitude I have for the Soldiers in this room is immense,” said Gov. Bevin. “You are serving the men and women of the United States of America and upholding the very […]

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  • Story by: Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st MCP-OD Public Affairs FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Thirty-eight Kentucky National Guardsmen and Army Reservists assigned to the 101st Main Command Post – Operational Detachment, Kentucky National Guard, were honored during a ceremony after being deployed as part of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters staff to Afghanistan, at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Ky., Dec. 14. To see all the photos from the event, please click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/101stabdivaa/ Honored guests included Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander (rear) Brig. Gen. […]

    Kentucky Governor welcomes 101st MCP-OD back from deployment to Afghanistan

    Story by: Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st MCP-OD Public Affairs FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Thirty-eight Kentucky National Guardsmen and Army Reservists assigned to the 101st Main Command Post – Operational Detachment, Kentucky National Guard, were honored during a ceremony after being deployed as part of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters staff to Afghanistan, at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Ky., Dec. 14. To see all the photos from the event, please click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/101stabdivaa/ Honored guests included Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander (rear) Brig. Gen. […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. – Soldiers with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment off-loaded almost 30 military tanks and fighting vehicles that arrived by train July 19, 2018. Click HERE to see all the PHOTOS from this event. Click HERE to see a short VIDEO from the event. The package unloaded includes fourteen M1A1 Abrams tanks, ten M2/M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and three M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicles. “Basically, armor is coming back to Kentucky”, said Maj. Justin Watts, deputy Supervisory Surface Maintenance Specialist at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site […]

    Armor comes back to Knox

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. – Soldiers with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment off-loaded almost 30 military tanks and fighting vehicles that arrived by train July 19, 2018. Click HERE to see all the PHOTOS from this event. Click HERE to see a short VIDEO from the event. The package unloaded includes fourteen M1A1 Abrams tanks, ten M2/M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and three M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicles. “Basically, armor is coming back to Kentucky”, said Maj. Justin Watts, deputy Supervisory Surface Maintenance Specialist at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

    Kentucky Maintenance Team visits Ecuadorian Military

    Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

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  • By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

    No-cost health care offered in Eastern Ky. by Kentucky Air Guard, Navy Reserve and Kentucky Department for Local Government

    By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

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  • By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

    Employers observe a day in the life of a Guardsman

    By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

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  • Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

    Five Years Stronger – Gold Star Families gather for annual recognition

    Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

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