1204th ASB Archive

  • By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Frankfort, Ky. — The 1204th Aviation Support Battalion received the Meritorious Unit Commendation from the Department of the Army for the unit’s exceptional meritorious service in Iraq in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. Kentucky, Alabama, Maryland and Florida service members that mobilized with the battalion are eligible to update their records and authorized to permanently wear the commendation ribbon on their Army service uniform. The 1204TH received the citation for meritorious service in support of military operations from Aug. 24, 2011, to Aug.10, 2012. Its mission was […]

    Kentucky unit receives Meritorious Unit Citation

    By 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Frankfort, Ky. — The 1204th Aviation Support Battalion received the Meritorious Unit Commendation from the Department of the Army for the unit’s exceptional meritorious service in Iraq in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. Kentucky, Alabama, Maryland and Florida service members that mobilized with the battalion are eligible to update their records and authorized to permanently wear the commendation ribbon on their Army service uniform. The 1204TH received the citation for meritorious service in support of military operations from Aug. 24, 2011, to Aug.10, 2012. Its mission was […]

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  • By Sgt. David Cox, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade BURLINGTON, Ky. — Soldiers with 1204th Aviation Support Battalion furled their battalion colors for the last time during an inactivation ceremony Jan. 10, at the National Guard Readiness Center in Burlington, Ky. The unit of nearly 300 has been inactivated in accordance the Army’s force structure realignment. Activated in 2006, the 1204th played a vital role in disaster recovery operations during the 2009 Ice Storm and deployed to Iraq in 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn . “From 2006 to today, this unit has probably done more as an ASB than the […]

    Northern Kentucky unit inactivated

    By Sgt. David Cox, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade BURLINGTON, Ky. — Soldiers with 1204th Aviation Support Battalion furled their battalion colors for the last time during an inactivation ceremony Jan. 10, at the National Guard Readiness Center in Burlington, Ky. The unit of nearly 300 has been inactivated in accordance the Army’s force structure realignment. Activated in 2006, the 1204th played a vital role in disaster recovery operations during the 2009 Ice Storm and deployed to Iraq in 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn . “From 2006 to today, this unit has probably done more as an ASB than the […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs BURLINGTON, Ky. — First Lady Jane Beshear joined Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini and local officials in unveiling the Kentucky National Guard’s newest readiness center in a ceremony in Burlington, Ky., May 10. The new $19 million facility will be the home of more than 300 men and women of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.  With 86,000 square feet of space, it is a state-of-the-art training facility designed to train and support Soldiers and Airmen in their missions for […]

    First Lady cuts ribbon at $19 million Kentucky National Guard Readiness Center in Burlington

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs BURLINGTON, Ky. — First Lady Jane Beshear joined Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini and local officials in unveiling the Kentucky National Guard’s newest readiness center in a ceremony in Burlington, Ky., May 10. The new $19 million facility will be the home of more than 300 men and women of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.  With 86,000 square feet of space, it is a state-of-the-art training facility designed to train and support Soldiers and Airmen in their missions for […]

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  • Story and photos by Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs COVINGTON, Ky. — After a recent tour overseas, Soldiers of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion gathered for a hands-on employment assistance workshop Dec. 3-9 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. The workshop, created by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor, called the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), offered training on resume writing, interviewing techniques, and current methods for job searches.  Professionally trained facilitators interacted with participants in one-on-one learning, including information on Veterans’ benefits. Lt. Col. Tom Roach, commanding officer of the 1204th is extremely proud […]

    Soldiers get job skills to improve employment

    Story and photos by Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs COVINGTON, Ky. — After a recent tour overseas, Soldiers of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion gathered for a hands-on employment assistance workshop Dec. 3-9 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. The workshop, created by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor, called the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), offered training on resume writing, interviewing techniques, and current methods for job searches.  Professionally trained facilitators interacted with participants in one-on-one learning, including information on Veterans’ benefits. Lt. Col. Tom Roach, commanding officer of the 1204th is extremely proud […]

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  • Story by: Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Photos by: Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FLORENCE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard honored 225 Soldiers from the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion returning from Kuwait today at a welcome home Ceremony at the Florence Freedom Baseball Field in Florence, Ky. To view all the photos from this story, please click HERE. “These Soldiers served honorably,” said Lt. Col. Tom Roach, 1204th ASB Commander. “From Iraq to Kuwait to Qatar to Jordan and Afghanistan, they’ve added to the historic legacy of the Kentucky National Guard.” While in […]

    Kentucky Guard welcomes home Northern Kentucky Unit

    Story by: Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Photos by: Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FLORENCE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard honored 225 Soldiers from the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion returning from Kuwait today at a welcome home Ceremony at the Florence Freedom Baseball Field in Florence, Ky. To view all the photos from this story, please click HERE. “These Soldiers served honorably,” said Lt. Col. Tom Roach, 1204th ASB Commander. “From Iraq to Kuwait to Qatar to Jordan and Afghanistan, they’ve added to the historic legacy of the Kentucky National Guard.” While in […]

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  • Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Maszor, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — On June 28, 2012 the six-man Ammunition Section of Alpha Company, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, was formally recognized for their hard work and dedication in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Since the middle of November […]

    1204th’s ammo accolades

    Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Maszor, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait — On June 28, 2012 the six-man Ammunition Section of Alpha Company, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, was formally recognized for their hard work and dedication in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Since the middle of November […]

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  • Story and photos by Sgt. Tasha Fields, 1204th ASB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT — What starts as pieces of rubble from scrap yards turns into pieces of artwork when Sgt. Chad Ward and Spc. Dale Salsman are finished.  Ward, non-commissioned officer in charge of the weld shop, has been welding for a […]

    1204th creativity in Kuwait

    Story and photos by Sgt. Tasha Fields, 1204th ASB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT — What starts as pieces of rubble from scrap yards turns into pieces of artwork when Sgt. Chad Ward and Spc. Dale Salsman are finished.  Ward, non-commissioned officer in charge of the weld shop, has been welding for a […]

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  • Story and photos by 1st Lt.Gregory Slater & Spc. Matthew Magreta, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The forward operating bases of the conflicts in Southwest Asia are at times too remote to be resupplied by convoy.  These FOB’s continue to operate, however, thanks to the abilities of Army and Air Force airdrops.   Food, clothing, thousands of barrels of fuel, construction materials and ammunition have all found their way to the FOBs because of this aerial support. Kentucky National Guardsmen of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion recently received training to contribute to those efforts. Four Soldiers from 1204th, […]

    1204th Soldiers train to recover air drops in Kuwait

    Story and photos by 1st Lt.Gregory Slater & Spc. Matthew Magreta, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The forward operating bases of the conflicts in Southwest Asia are at times too remote to be resupplied by convoy.  These FOB’s continue to operate, however, thanks to the abilities of Army and Air Force airdrops.   Food, clothing, thousands of barrels of fuel, construction materials and ammunition have all found their way to the FOBs because of this aerial support. Kentucky National Guardsmen of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion recently received training to contribute to those efforts. Four Soldiers from 1204th, […]

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  • Story by Specialist Matthew Dornbusch, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative Click here for more photos on this story. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story ….  CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait – On December 16th 2011 the Soldiers of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion departed Contingency Operating Site Taji, Iraq bound for Kuwait, representing more than eight years of Kentucky National Guard operations […]

    History in the making: the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, the last Kentucky National Guard unit out of Iraq

    Story by Specialist Matthew Dornbusch, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative Click here for more photos on this story. NOTE:  Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story ….  CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait – On December 16th 2011 the Soldiers of the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion departed Contingency Operating Site Taji, Iraq bound for Kuwait, representing more than eight years of Kentucky National Guard operations […]

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  • Story by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of Public Affairs, Kentucky National Guard Pictures by Sgt. Scott Raper, Public Affairs, Kentucky National Guard CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THE SKYPE CHAT CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE SKYPE CHAT Governor Steve Beshear, Adjutant General Edward Tonini, UK’s Coach John Calipari, and forward Anthony Davis Skyped with members of Kentucky’s 1204th Aviation Support  Battalion serving in Kuwait on Monday. During the chat, Coach Cal was made an Honorary Kentucky Guard Member by Governor Beshear and Maj. Gen. Tonini. “It’s always a privilege to speak to you Soldiers  […]

    Kentucky’s Home Team Skypes with Kentucky’s Forward Team

    Story by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of Public Affairs, Kentucky National Guard Pictures by Sgt. Scott Raper, Public Affairs, Kentucky National Guard CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THE SKYPE CHAT CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE SKYPE CHAT Governor Steve Beshear, Adjutant General Edward Tonini, UK’s Coach John Calipari, and forward Anthony Davis Skyped with members of Kentucky’s 1204th Aviation Support  Battalion serving in Kuwait on Monday. During the chat, Coach Cal was made an Honorary Kentucky Guard Member by Governor Beshear and Maj. Gen. Tonini. “It’s always a privilege to speak to you Soldiers  […]

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