198th Military Police Battalion Archive

  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   WALTON, Ky. – Soldiers of the 940th Military Police Company gathered for the final time as a unit for an inactivation ceremony at the National Guard Armory Aug. 11, 2019. Due to realignment within the Kentucky National Guard’s force structure, military police units across the state were re-organized. The Casing of the Colors ceremony is held to commemorate the unit’s service and history, signifying the end of the command. “They’re divesting the company,” said Capt. Cory Lane, commander of the 940th. “What that means is they are restructuring the […]

    Soldiers say goodbye, MP Company inactivated

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   WALTON, Ky. – Soldiers of the 940th Military Police Company gathered for the final time as a unit for an inactivation ceremony at the National Guard Armory Aug. 11, 2019. Due to realignment within the Kentucky National Guard’s force structure, military police units across the state were re-organized. The Casing of the Colors ceremony is held to commemorate the unit’s service and history, signifying the end of the command. “They’re divesting the company,” said Capt. Cory Lane, commander of the 940th. “What that means is they are restructuring the […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Guardsmen from every corner of the country descended on the nation’s capital to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20. Nearly 300 Kentucky Guardsmen from across the commonwealth were among them. The majority of that number were from the 198th Military Police Battalion based out of Louisville, Kentucky, who augmented local law enforcement in the Capital region during the event. “I’m proud to be here representing the Kentucky National Guard and our state,” said Spc. Austin Willett with the 438th Military Police Company from Murray, Kentucky. “This is […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen support Presidential Inauguration

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Guardsmen from every corner of the country descended on the nation’s capital to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20. Nearly 300 Kentucky Guardsmen from across the commonwealth were among them. The majority of that number were from the 198th Military Police Battalion based out of Louisville, Kentucky, who augmented local law enforcement in the Capital region during the event. “I’m proud to be here representing the Kentucky National Guard and our state,” said Spc. Austin Willett with the 438th Military Police Company from Murray, Kentucky. “This is […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An impressive turnout of Guardsmen, family members and friends gathered Oct. 30 for a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Tim Starke, and Lt. Col. John Blackburn at the 198th Military Police Battalion’s Headquarters, located at Bowman Field Readiness Center in Louisville. Starke, who looks forward to his new position as the state training officer with Joint Force Headquarters, said the ending of the six-year run with the battalion is also bittersweet. “I am sad to leave, because when you are with a battalion like the 198th for so […]

    New man in charge of Kentucky MPs

    By Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An impressive turnout of Guardsmen, family members and friends gathered Oct. 30 for a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Tim Starke, and Lt. Col. John Blackburn at the 198th Military Police Battalion’s Headquarters, located at Bowman Field Readiness Center in Louisville. Starke, who looks forward to his new position as the state training officer with Joint Force Headquarters, said the ending of the six-year run with the battalion is also bittersweet. “I am sad to leave, because when you are with a battalion like the 198th for so […]

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  • By Cadet Zachary Dooley, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Before the crowds arrived in downtown Louisville, Soldiers of the 223rd Military Police Company were making preparations for their mission at Thunder Over Louisville. Guardsmen of the Louisville-based 223rd conducted civil support operations in support of Louisville Metro Police Department at Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Kentucky National Guard has partnered with the LMPD for multiple Thunder Over Louisville events. Soldiers of the 223rd began their operations at the opening ceremony and provided security until the last spectators departed safely. Before MP’s departed for downtown, they […]

    Partnering for success

    By Cadet Zachary Dooley, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Before the crowds arrived in downtown Louisville, Soldiers of the 223rd Military Police Company were making preparations for their mission at Thunder Over Louisville. Guardsmen of the Louisville-based 223rd conducted civil support operations in support of Louisville Metro Police Department at Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Kentucky National Guard has partnered with the LMPD for multiple Thunder Over Louisville events. Soldiers of the 223rd began their operations at the opening ceremony and provided security until the last spectators departed safely. Before MP’s departed for downtown, they […]

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  • Story by Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard’s 198th Military Police Battalion conducted annual training in June at three vastly different training areas in an effort to maintain its legacy as a highly skilled and trained fighting force. According to Maj. Tim Starke, battalion commander of the Louisville, Kentucky-based unit, each of the six companies trained at the platoon level to ensure overall readiness to conduct mobility support, policing and detention operations. “It’s important for Soldiers to know field-craft and to not only survive, but also successfully conduct […]

    Fully-engaged training cycle for Kentucky MPs

    Story by Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs RICHMOND, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard’s 198th Military Police Battalion conducted annual training in June at three vastly different training areas in an effort to maintain its legacy as a highly skilled and trained fighting force. According to Maj. Tim Starke, battalion commander of the Louisville, Kentucky-based unit, each of the six companies trained at the platoon level to ensure overall readiness to conduct mobility support, policing and detention operations. “It’s important for Soldiers to know field-craft and to not only survive, but also successfully conduct […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Since 1983 talented Soldiers have had the opportunity to share their artistry with the Nation as part of the U.S. Army Soldier Show. This year the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Lt. William Bland earned a spot in the nationally-touring production. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Bland serves as the personnel officer for the 198th Military Police Battalion. When he’s not in uniform Bland likes to perform at clubs, festivals, benefits and wherever he can to gain exposure and experience. “It is truly a once in a […]

    Kentucky Guardsman part of US Army Soldier Show

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Since 1983 talented Soldiers have had the opportunity to share their artistry with the Nation as part of the U.S. Army Soldier Show. This year the Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Lt. William Bland earned a spot in the nationally-touring production. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Bland serves as the personnel officer for the 198th Military Police Battalion. When he’s not in uniform Bland likes to perform at clubs, festivals, benefits and wherever he can to gain exposure and experience. “It is truly a once in a […]

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  • Story by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Before sending the Louisville Metro Police officers and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard’s 223rd Military Police Company out on foot patrol, Louisville’s mayor, Greg Fischer and Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad had two important messages: stay safe and keep Louisville safe. “I thank you LMPD and Kentucky Guard,” Fischer said, “we can’t do this without you.” More than 1,200 officers made up the combined force of LMPD, Kentucky Guard, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and federal law enforcement agencies. LMPD and the […]

    Louisville’s finest: 223rd Military Police augments LMPD at 25th Thunder

    Story by Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Before sending the Louisville Metro Police officers and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard’s 223rd Military Police Company out on foot patrol, Louisville’s mayor, Greg Fischer and Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad had two important messages: stay safe and keep Louisville safe. “I thank you LMPD and Kentucky Guard,” Fischer said, “we can’t do this without you.” More than 1,200 officers made up the combined force of LMPD, Kentucky Guard, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and federal law enforcement agencies. LMPD and the […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Maj. Timothy Starke took charge of the 198th Military Police Battalion during a change of command ceremony at Fort Knox, Nov. 16, 2014.  Friends, family and former MPs of the unit joined the roughly 800 Soldiers of the 198th in welcoming the new commander of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred Battalion. “It’s such an honor to be entrusted with command of such a fine group of Soldiers,” said Starke. He assumed command from Lt. Col. John Treufeldt who led the battalion since 2012. Click here for more photos […]

    New commander for Kentucky MPs

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Maj. Timothy Starke took charge of the 198th Military Police Battalion during a change of command ceremony at Fort Knox, Nov. 16, 2014.  Friends, family and former MPs of the unit joined the roughly 800 Soldiers of the 198th in welcoming the new commander of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred Battalion. “It’s such an honor to be entrusted with command of such a fine group of Soldiers,” said Starke. He assumed command from Lt. Col. John Treufeldt who led the battalion since 2012. Click here for more photos […]

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  • Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Bryan Ploughe, 238th RTI Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative Video story by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Wood, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For two minutes each spring the eyes of the world are on the Bluegrass State during a little event called The Kentucky Derby. And right in the middle of all of the energy and excitement Kentucky’s National Guard Soldiers make their presence known.(Kentucky National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Ploughe, 238th RTI Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative) The earliest mention of the Derby in the records of the Kentucky […]

    Derby Day mission requires experienced Soldiers

    Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Bryan Ploughe, 238th RTI Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative Video story by Staff Sgt. Rebecca Wood, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For two minutes each spring the eyes of the world are on the Bluegrass State during a little event called The Kentucky Derby. And right in the middle of all of the energy and excitement Kentucky’s National Guard Soldiers make their presence known.(Kentucky National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Ploughe, 238th RTI Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative) The earliest mention of the Derby in the records of the Kentucky […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs staff report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the Soldiers of 1103rd Military Police Detachment (Law and Order) as they prepare for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Family and friends gathered on a weekend where the eyes of many nations are on the Commonwealth with the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, to see their Soldiers leave for the other side of the world. To see more photos from the departure ceremony, click here. The 1103rd is comprised of highly specialized Soldiers trained to conduct […]

    Kentucky MPs depart for Afghanistan

    Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs staff report LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the Soldiers of 1103rd Military Police Detachment (Law and Order) as they prepare for a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Family and friends gathered on a weekend where the eyes of many nations are on the Commonwealth with the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, to see their Soldiers leave for the other side of the world. To see more photos from the departure ceremony, click here. The 1103rd is comprised of highly specialized Soldiers trained to conduct […]

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