940th Military Police Company 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 Sgt. Tosha Cobler, 940th Military Police Company WALTON, Ky. — Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 1-27, where they assisted with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Click here for more photos. “We are so very proud of every Soldier of the 940th and the job they do. They are always there to answer the call, regardless of the mission,” said Lt. Col. John Blackburn, commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “We’re glad things came together for […]

    Kentucky MPs partner with USVI Police for hurricane relief

    By Sgt. Tosha Cobler, 940th Military Police Company WALTON, Ky. — Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Oct. 1-27, where they assisted with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Click here for more photos. “We are so very proud of every Soldier of the 940th and the job they do. They are always there to answer the call, regardless of the mission,” said Lt. Col. John Blackburn, commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion. “We’re glad things came together for […]

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  • By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Newport, Ky. – Soldiers from the 940th Military Police Company provided security, access control point support and traffic control support for the annual Riverfest festivities Sept. 3. The Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks is one of the largest fireworks shows in the Midwest, attracting nearly a half million people to the banks of the Ohio River every year for the last 40 years. Capt. Jared Stakelin, commander of the Walton, Kentucky-based 940th, said both sides of the Ohio River rely on the Newport Police Department and the Kentucky National Guard to keep […]

    MP’s doing what they do best

    By Sgt. Taylor Tribble, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Newport, Ky. – Soldiers from the 940th Military Police Company provided security, access control point support and traffic control support for the annual Riverfest festivities Sept. 3. The Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks is one of the largest fireworks shows in the Midwest, attracting nearly a half million people to the banks of the Ohio River every year for the last 40 years. Capt. Jared Stakelin, commander of the Walton, Kentucky-based 940th, said both sides of the Ohio River rely on the Newport Police Department and the Kentucky National Guard to keep […]

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