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  • Story & photos by Capt. Eric Barton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – The Kentucky State Officer Candidate School (OCS) hosted four Officer Cadets and two English language instructors from Kentucky’s Partnership Nation of Djibouti, during a Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) April 11-14, 2019 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky. The skies were grey and the ground was soggy from early morning storms as students of OCS Class 61-19 prepared their weapons and equipment before embarking upon their 48 hour assignment, ‘Operation Athena.’ There are eight students assigned to Class 61-19, but for the […]

    Training Together: Djiboutian and Kentucky Officer Candidates

    Story & photos by Capt. Eric Barton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Greenville, Ky. – The Kentucky State Officer Candidate School (OCS) hosted four Officer Cadets and two English language instructors from Kentucky’s Partnership Nation of Djibouti, during a Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) April 11-14, 2019 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky. The skies were grey and the ground was soggy from early morning storms as students of OCS Class 61-19 prepared their weapons and equipment before embarking upon their 48 hour assignment, ‘Operation Athena.’ There are eight students assigned to Class 61-19, but for the […]

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  • Commentary by Capt. Eric Barton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   GREENVILLE, Ky. — Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center is a busy place. Everyone trains here, from Marines to civilian agencies, all taking full advantage of Kentucky’s training facilities. While walking on post it isn’t uncommon to hear the rumble of military vehicles or the occasional inbound UH–60 Blackhawk Helicopter. However, the most attention grabbing sounds are the roaring chants of motivation from Building 302, the Officer Candidate School (OCS) building. Despite other distractions, it is the voices of the OCS candidates that reign supreme. This, however, was not […]

    Annual Dining In – Officer/Warrant Officer Candidate School

    Commentary by Capt. Eric Barton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   GREENVILLE, Ky. — Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center is a busy place. Everyone trains here, from Marines to civilian agencies, all taking full advantage of Kentucky’s training facilities. While walking on post it isn’t uncommon to hear the rumble of military vehicles or the occasional inbound UH–60 Blackhawk Helicopter. However, the most attention grabbing sounds are the roaring chants of motivation from Building 302, the Officer Candidate School (OCS) building. Despite other distractions, it is the voices of the OCS candidates that reign supreme. This, however, was not […]

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  • staff report NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (May 13, 2019) – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC today signed a Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), according to Phil Miller, chair of the Kentucky Committee of ESGR. The signed Statement of Support signifies a company’s agreement to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), to train its managers and supervisors to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve, and to appreciate the leadership and skills that service members bring to the workforce. “We are pleased that R. J. Corman has reaffirmed its support […]

    R. J. Corman Railroad Group Signs Statement of Support with ESGR

    staff report NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (May 13, 2019) – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC today signed a Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), according to Phil Miller, chair of the Kentucky Committee of ESGR. The signed Statement of Support signifies a company’s agreement to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), to train its managers and supervisors to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve, and to appreciate the leadership and skills that service members bring to the workforce. “We are pleased that R. J. Corman has reaffirmed its support […]

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  • Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Citizens across the Commonwealth gathered together in the capitol to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month March 28, 2019. Among those honored in the Rotunda were Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe who serves as the Victim Advocate Representative to the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in Frankfort, Ky. “On behalf of our Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, I am proud to recognize this year’s winner of the Kentucky National Guard’s Charles R. Lay Victim Advocate of the Year award to Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe, for her outstanding […]

    MSG Lowe honored as Victim Advocate of the Year

    Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Citizens across the Commonwealth gathered together in the capitol to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month March 28, 2019. Among those honored in the Rotunda were Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe who serves as the Victim Advocate Representative to the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in Frankfort, Ky. “On behalf of our Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, I am proud to recognize this year’s winner of the Kentucky National Guard’s Charles R. Lay Victim Advocate of the Year award to Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe, for her outstanding […]

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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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