138th Field Artillery Archive

  • 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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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. –From coaching basketball to leading troops in battle, the need for great leadership is key to achieving success that takes time and effort to achieve. For one Kentucky Guardsman, these are the traits that got him, along with one other Kentucky Guardsman, nominated for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA). Army Capt. Andrew Goldey is the commander of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery out of Carrollton, Kentucky and is a resource manager at the Kentucky National Guard’s maintenance and facilities office as a federal […]

    Guard leader in running for national recognition

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. –From coaching basketball to leading troops in battle, the need for great leadership is key to achieving success that takes time and effort to achieve. For one Kentucky Guardsman, these are the traits that got him, along with one other Kentucky Guardsman, nominated for the 2018 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (GDMLA). Army Capt. Andrew Goldey is the commander of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery out of Carrollton, Kentucky and is a resource manager at the Kentucky National Guard’s maintenance and facilities office as a federal […]

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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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  • Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

    138th Field Artillery in Dynamic Front 18

    Video by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The 138th Field Artillery Brigade recently participated in Dynamic Front 18 Training Exercise in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Dynamic Front 18 is a 7th Army Training Command-conducted, U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise that focuses on U.S., NATO and multinational units working together to execute multi-echelon fires and test interoperability of both tactical and theater-level fires systems in a live environment. The exercise took place Feb. 23 – Mar.10, 2018 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southeastern Germany. Click to read parts one, two and three in a series on the 138th’s participation overseas.

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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 fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

    Kentucky Air Guard and 138th Field Artillery working together during Dynamic Front 18 training

    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 fourth of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training.  Click here to read parts one, two and three. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany)  – Lt. Col. Ash Groves has been an Airman for 21 years. He’s was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998-2005 whereupon he joined the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his time in the Air Guard he’s held a wide variety of […]

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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 third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

    138th Completes Dynamic Front 18 NATO Training Exercise

    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 third of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click to read parts one and two. GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — “When faced with a challenge, you hit them head on and figure out the solution.” Those were the words of Lt. Col. Mike Woodson, training officer for the 138th Field Artillery Brigade, as he reflected on Dynamic Front 18. Soldiers of the 138th participated […]

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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 second of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click here to read part one. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) — Mark McNeilly wrote the book “Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare.” The book was his reflection and application of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” McNeilly arranged Tzu’s work into six principles and their relevance to military strategy. The fifth chapter, titled, […]

    Dynamic communication a must in the 138th Field Artillery Brigade mission

    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 second of a four part series that documents the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Overseas Deployment Training. Click here to read part one. (GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany) — Mark McNeilly wrote the book “Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare.” The book was his reflection and application of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.” McNeilly arranged Tzu’s work into six principles and their relevance to military strategy. The fifth chapter, titled, […]

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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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  • By Capt. Elizabeth Chamberlain, 2/138th Field Artillery FORT KNOX, Ky. — From a field training area of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan picked up the hand mic of a military radio and spoke into it. A few moments later, he heard through the radio’s loudspeaker Sgt. James Hall’s reply from the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky. This exchange was proof that the radio retransmission (RETRANS) “shot heard across the Bluegrass” was finally a success. The RETRANS event, planned and led by Capt. Stephen Young and Sgt. Jackson Gudgel with the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, was a […]

    Signal Soldiers complete shot heard across the Bluegrass

    By Capt. Elizabeth Chamberlain, 2/138th Field Artillery FORT KNOX, Ky. — From a field training area of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan picked up the hand mic of a military radio and spoke into it. A few moments later, he heard through the radio’s loudspeaker Sgt. James Hall’s reply from the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky. This exchange was proof that the radio retransmission (RETRANS) “shot heard across the Bluegrass” was finally a success. The RETRANS event, planned and led by Capt. Stephen Young and Sgt. Jackson Gudgel with the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, was a […]

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