149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Archive

  • By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. — Soldiers from the 149th Brigade Support Battalion conducted water purification and convoy operations across the commonwealth during annual training June 4-18, 2016. It takes an entire battalion to support the critical mission of delivering supplies to units across the state. One of the mission critical tasks is water purification. The team that operates the Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) is the only one of its kind remaining in the Kentucky National Guard.  This is the first time the unit is conducting collective training to produce clean water and […]

    149th Brigade Support Battalion delivers

    By Maj. Carla Raisler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ARTEMUS, Ky. — Soldiers from the 149th Brigade Support Battalion conducted water purification and convoy operations across the commonwealth during annual training June 4-18, 2016. It takes an entire battalion to support the critical mission of delivering supplies to units across the state. One of the mission critical tasks is water purification. The team that operates the Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) is the only one of its kind remaining in the Kentucky National Guard.  This is the first time the unit is conducting collective training to produce clean water and […]

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  • Story by Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Soldiers of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted a 72-hour Command Post Exercise (CPX) from June 21-23 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The units participating in the CPX were the Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion, 198th Military Police Battalion, 149th Battle Support Brigade and the 129th Signal Company. The main portion of the brigade started training on June 11 for the actual exercise. The 198th MP Battalion’s operation officer, Maj. Brandon McNeese, was in charge of the battalion’s tactical operation center. He said the 198th also […]

    72 hours of energy for Kentucky brigade

    Story by Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Soldiers of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted a 72-hour Command Post Exercise (CPX) from June 21-23 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The units participating in the CPX were the Headquarters Company, 206th Engineer Battalion, 198th Military Police Battalion, 149th Battle Support Brigade and the 129th Signal Company. The main portion of the brigade started training on June 11 for the actual exercise. The 198th MP Battalion’s operation officer, Maj. Brandon McNeese, was in charge of the battalion’s tactical operation center. He said the 198th also […]

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  • Story by Spc. Vincent Willingham, 149th BSB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative GREENVILLE, Ky. — Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion and distinguished guests witnessed the change of command ceremony occur between outgoing commander Lt. Col. Ruth Graves and new commander, Maj. Kent Cavallini at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, April 27, 2014. As the 149th Brigade Commander Lt. Col. Jerry L. Morrison passed the Battalion colors from Graves to Cavallini, the change of command was official. Morrison said both commanders have worked hard to ready the unit for its intense upcoming training schedule. “Lt. […]

    Cavallini takes charge of 149th Brigade Support Battalion

    Story by Spc. Vincent Willingham, 149th BSB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative GREENVILLE, Ky. — Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion and distinguished guests witnessed the change of command ceremony occur between outgoing commander Lt. Col. Ruth Graves and new commander, Maj. Kent Cavallini at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, April 27, 2014. As the 149th Brigade Commander Lt. Col. Jerry L. Morrison passed the Battalion colors from Graves to Cavallini, the change of command was official. Morrison said both commanders have worked hard to ready the unit for its intense upcoming training schedule. “Lt. […]

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  • Story by Maj. David page, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. — To command at a brigade-level unit is an honor for which most officers can only dream, but for Col.  John H. Edwards, he has now lived that opportunity twice. In 2011, Edwards was placed in command of the 75th Troop Command in Richmond, where he served with distinction. Then in August 2013, he was tapped again to help with the reorganization and move of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. “My staff and I helped conduct a re-stationing initiative for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade,” said Edwards. “It was […]

    Twice a brigade commander, always a leader

    Story by Maj. David page, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. — To command at a brigade-level unit is an honor for which most officers can only dream, but for Col.  John H. Edwards, he has now lived that opportunity twice. In 2011, Edwards was placed in command of the 75th Troop Command in Richmond, where he served with distinction. Then in August 2013, he was tapped again to help with the reorganization and move of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. “My staff and I helped conduct a re-stationing initiative for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade,” said Edwards. “It was […]

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  • Story by Spc. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RICHMOND, Ky. — Kentucky’s largest National Guard Brigade embraced more changes as Col. John Edwards Jr. passed the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade colors to Lt. Col. Jerry L. Morrison during a change of command ceremony held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Richmond Ky. Feb. 2. Edwards relinquished command after serving as commander of the 75th Troop Command and the 149th MEB. He has high hopes for Morrison and knows that he will continue to go forward and continue to command the 149th with honor. He also touched on what […]

    Morrison assumes command of Kentucky’s largest brigade

    Story by Spc. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RICHMOND, Ky. — Kentucky’s largest National Guard Brigade embraced more changes as Col. John Edwards Jr. passed the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade colors to Lt. Col. Jerry L. Morrison during a change of command ceremony held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Richmond Ky. Feb. 2. Edwards relinquished command after serving as commander of the 75th Troop Command and the 149th MEB. He has high hopes for Morrison and knows that he will continue to go forward and continue to command the 149th with honor. He also touched on what […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Sidney Hoffmann, 149th MEB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative RICHMOND, Ky. — One element of life in the military that is always constant is change.  As change comes, Service members must be fluid.  As for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, there have been many changes since last year.  If you have never been in an MEB unit before, you come to realize a few things.  The longer you have been in, the more likely you are to know a majority of the officers and NCOs among your ranks, and the abundance of knowledge and experience walking around […]

    Kentucky brigade embraces changes of reorganization

    Story by Staff Sgt. Sidney Hoffmann, 149th MEB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative RICHMOND, Ky. — One element of life in the military that is always constant is change.  As change comes, Service members must be fluid.  As for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, there have been many changes since last year.  If you have never been in an MEB unit before, you come to realize a few things.  The longer you have been in, the more likely you are to know a majority of the officers and NCOs among your ranks, and the abundance of knowledge and experience walking around […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. — The largest unit of the Kentucky National Guard now calls Richmond, Ky., home. The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the largest of the state’s five Major Support Commands moved its brigade headquarters from Louisville, Ky. to Richmond, during an uncasing ceremony, Nov. 1, 2013. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell joined Madison County Judge Executive Kent Clark and Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes in overseeing the uncasing of the 149th MEB colors at the Armed Forces Reserve Center just outside the city. Campbell, who commanded the 149th on their last deployment to Iraq […]

    Kentucky National Guard conducts historic unit relocation

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. — The largest unit of the Kentucky National Guard now calls Richmond, Ky., home. The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the largest of the state’s five Major Support Commands moved its brigade headquarters from Louisville, Ky. to Richmond, during an uncasing ceremony, Nov. 1, 2013. Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell joined Madison County Judge Executive Kent Clark and Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes in overseeing the uncasing of the 149th MEB colors at the Armed Forces Reserve Center just outside the city. Campbell, who commanded the 149th on their last deployment to Iraq […]

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  • NOTE:  As often as we can, 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 …. Story by Spc. Vincent Willingham, 149th BSB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative GREENVILLE, Ky. — Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion and distinguished guests, including Col. Michael Abell and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Johnson, witnessed the Change of Responsibility Ceremony occur between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Southard and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. […]

    Kentucky unit gets new command sergeant major

    NOTE:  As often as we can, 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 …. Story by Spc. Vincent Willingham, 149th BSB Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative GREENVILLE, Ky. — Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion and distinguished guests, including Col. Michael Abell and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Johnson, witnessed the Change of Responsibility Ceremony occur between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Southard and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. […]

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  • Staff Report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade has continued its long history of combat service into the twentieth century and the War on Terrorism.  Elements of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) have fought in Baghdad, Ramadi, Balad, Tikrit, Q-West, and a host of other places in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Still other units served in Bosnia, Germany, Belgium, and protected key facilities here in the United States immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  The brigade accomplished every mission with distinction. Much of what has made the brigade successful is the exceptional quality of its junior […]

    Persinger recipient of Douglas MacArthur award

    Staff Report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade has continued its long history of combat service into the twentieth century and the War on Terrorism.  Elements of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) have fought in Baghdad, Ramadi, Balad, Tikrit, Q-West, and a host of other places in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Still other units served in Bosnia, Germany, Belgium, and protected key facilities here in the United States immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  The brigade accomplished every mission with distinction. Much of what has made the brigade successful is the exceptional quality of its junior […]

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  • Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office  FRANKFORT, Ky.—Approximately 40 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from the 149th Signal Co. and Joint Forces Headquarters participated in a communications exercise testing tactical networks with civilian networks at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 15-17. “For the first time ever, we are testing our tactical communications systems with civilian systems to see if we can get them to talk,” said Chief Warrant Officer Dave Barker, Wireless Communications Manager for the Kentucky National Guard. Barker said this is important because when there is a natural disaster […]

    Bringing tactical and civilian communications systems together

    Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office  FRANKFORT, Ky.—Approximately 40 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from the 149th Signal Co. and Joint Forces Headquarters participated in a communications exercise testing tactical networks with civilian networks at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 15-17. “For the first time ever, we are testing our tactical communications systems with civilian systems to see if we can get them to talk,” said Chief Warrant Officer Dave Barker, Wireless Communications Manager for the Kentucky National Guard. Barker said this is important because when there is a natural disaster […]

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