Communications Archive

  • By Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click HERE for more  pictures from the bicentennial event on our flickr site! MONROE, Mich.—Re-enactors depicting the War of 1812, select Kentucky Guardsmen and Canadian dignitaries met to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich., Jan. 19. Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, State Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Armstrong, Capt. Jake McKinney and KYNG historian John Trowbridge were invited to take part in the bicentennial celebration and honor the service and sacrifices of the Kentucky Militia. Seven years in the making […]

    Fight as Kentuckians, Remember the Raisin

    By Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click HERE for more  pictures from the bicentennial event on our flickr site! MONROE, Mich.—Re-enactors depicting the War of 1812, select Kentucky Guardsmen and Canadian dignitaries met to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich., Jan. 19. Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, State Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Armstrong, Capt. Jake McKinney and KYNG historian John Trowbridge were invited to take part in the bicentennial celebration and honor the service and sacrifices of the Kentucky Militia. Seven years in the making […]

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  • By Sgt. Scott Raper, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – There are those in, and out of uniform, that are dedicated to telling the story of the Kentucky National Guard.  One individual recently was awarded for just such work.  Dave Altom with the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office received the third place prize for civilian commentary for a story he wrote on Wounded Warriors.  The award was given as part of the annual Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Communication Competition, a Department of the Army sponsored event that showcases journalism excellence from military personnel and […]

    Kentucky Guard PAO awarded for work

    By Sgt. Scott Raper, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – There are those in, and out of uniform, that are dedicated to telling the story of the Kentucky National Guard.  One individual recently was awarded for just such work.  Dave Altom with the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office received the third place prize for civilian commentary for a story he wrote on Wounded Warriors.  The award was given as part of the annual Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Communication Competition, a Department of the Army sponsored event that showcases journalism excellence from military personnel and […]

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  • keh Pictures courtesy of the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Frankfort, KY (May 14, 2011) – Approximately 400 volunteers came to Boone National Guard Center Saturday to build 100 beds for children in Kentucky’s Franklin, Fayette, Woodford and Jessamine counties at the Third Annual Build-A-Bed event hosted by SUCCESS Corp, a program of Kentucky Americorps. “We are pleased and honored to once again host the Build-a-Bed event here at Boone Center,” said Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, adjutant general of Kentucky. “You all have shown your dedication to the people of Kentucky by your volunteerism here on this rainy Saturday morning.” Last year’s event […]

    Kentucky Guard hosts 3rd Annual Build-A-Bed Program at Boone Center

    keh Pictures courtesy of the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Frankfort, KY (May 14, 2011) – Approximately 400 volunteers came to Boone National Guard Center Saturday to build 100 beds for children in Kentucky’s Franklin, Fayette, Woodford and Jessamine counties at the Third Annual Build-A-Bed event hosted by SUCCESS Corp, a program of Kentucky Americorps. “We are pleased and honored to once again host the Build-a-Bed event here at Boone Center,” said Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, adjutant general of Kentucky. “You all have shown your dedication to the people of Kentucky by your volunteerism here on this rainy Saturday morning.” Last year’s event […]

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  • dwa Story and photos by Sgt. Dale Elliott, 75th Troop Command Unit Public Affairs/Historian Representative Louisville, Ky. (April 27, 2011) – Behind the scenes at one of the biggest aviation shows in the nation, a small and unassuming team of Kentucky National Guard Soldiers quietly make sure everything goes smoothly. In addition to C-130 Hercules crews wowing the crowds and Soldiers running traffic control points, Chief Warrant Officers David Barker and Harold Brandenburg are in the Kentucky National Guard command vehicle, monitoring communications and keeping everyone talking “loud and clear.” “Our mission is to provide communications support to the command […]

    Communications key to Thunder success

    dwa Story and photos by Sgt. Dale Elliott, 75th Troop Command Unit Public Affairs/Historian Representative Louisville, Ky. (April 27, 2011) – Behind the scenes at one of the biggest aviation shows in the nation, a small and unassuming team of Kentucky National Guard Soldiers quietly make sure everything goes smoothly. In addition to C-130 Hercules crews wowing the crowds and Soldiers running traffic control points, Chief Warrant Officers David Barker and Harold Brandenburg are in the Kentucky National Guard command vehicle, monitoring communications and keeping everyone talking “loud and clear.” “Our mission is to provide communications support to the command […]

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  • keh Story by the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Photos by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Oliver, KYNG PAO FRANKFORT, Ky–The Kentucky Guard and Kentucky Emergency Management hosted a mobile communications capability “Rodeo” for state public safety agencies at the Boone National Guard Center on Friday April 1.  These agencies also participated in the state-wide communication exercise in preparation for the National Level Earthquake Exercise (NLE) scheduled for mid-May. “It’s a definite ‘win’ when we all can get together, work together, and problem-solve together as one Kentucky before an emergency, “said Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Barker, KYNG Wireless Manager. […]

    Communications experts around the State prepare for the National Level Earthquake Exercise

    keh Story by the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Photos by Staff Sgt. Michael J. Oliver, KYNG PAO FRANKFORT, Ky–The Kentucky Guard and Kentucky Emergency Management hosted a mobile communications capability “Rodeo” for state public safety agencies at the Boone National Guard Center on Friday April 1.  These agencies also participated in the state-wide communication exercise in preparation for the National Level Earthquake Exercise (NLE) scheduled for mid-May. “It’s a definite ‘win’ when we all can get together, work together, and problem-solve together as one Kentucky before an emergency, “said Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Barker, KYNG Wireless Manager. […]

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  • The Resiliency Video Contest: It’s up to you! Your vote will determine which National Guard state will win the Resiliency Video Contest. Will it be Georgia, Kentucky or Arizona? It’s up to you! Resiliency can be defined as a movement to improve our Soldiers’ overall wellness. A resilient Soldier has a healthy physical, emotional and spiritual being. It is a critical mission of National Guard Bureau to ensure all Soldiers have the tools to remain resilient. To help spread the word about resiliency, this contest tasked the states to produce videos to inform Soldiers about the issues that can affect […]

    Vote for Kentucky’s Resiliency Video!!

    The Resiliency Video Contest: It’s up to you! Your vote will determine which National Guard state will win the Resiliency Video Contest. Will it be Georgia, Kentucky or Arizona? It’s up to you! Resiliency can be defined as a movement to improve our Soldiers’ overall wellness. A resilient Soldier has a healthy physical, emotional and spiritual being. It is a critical mission of National Guard Bureau to ensure all Soldiers have the tools to remain resilient. To help spread the word about resiliency, this contest tasked the states to produce videos to inform Soldiers about the issues that can affect […]

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  • SRR    By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment           SPARTA,Ky., (September 3, 2010)—  A group of Kentucky National Guardsmen were given an experience they won’t soon forget with a garage tour and Indy Car ride-along at Kentucky Speedway, Sept. 2. Panther Racing and the track teamed up to provide the opportunity to a select few during the Indy Racing League Race weekend. “It is the ride of a lifetime, what a blast,” said Sgt. Leonard Coleman of Danville, Ky.  Coleman and his fellow Guardsmen were introduced to members of Panther Racing, official team of the National Guard […]

    Guardsmen enjoy thrill ride at Speedway

    SRR    By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment           SPARTA,Ky., (September 3, 2010)—  A group of Kentucky National Guardsmen were given an experience they won’t soon forget with a garage tour and Indy Car ride-along at Kentucky Speedway, Sept. 2. Panther Racing and the track teamed up to provide the opportunity to a select few during the Indy Racing League Race weekend. “It is the ride of a lifetime, what a blast,” said Sgt. Leonard Coleman of Danville, Ky.  Coleman and his fellow Guardsmen were introduced to members of Panther Racing, official team of the National Guard […]

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  •  SRR By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 2, 2010)—Military officers from twelve foreign countries toured Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 26.  The officers are in Kentucky as part of the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course held at Ft. Knox. The visit began with a briefing from Brig. Gen. Lonnie Culver discussing the capabilities and overall mission of the National Guard.  A tour of BNGC was led by the State Partnership Program Coordinator, Air Force Maj. Matt Groves.  Stops at the Joint Operations Center and Army Aviation Support Facility gave the officers an […]

    Boone Center Hosts Foreign Officers’ Visit

     SRR By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 2, 2010)—Military officers from twelve foreign countries toured Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 26.  The officers are in Kentucky as part of the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course held at Ft. Knox. The visit began with a briefing from Brig. Gen. Lonnie Culver discussing the capabilities and overall mission of the National Guard.  A tour of BNGC was led by the State Partnership Program Coordinator, Air Force Maj. Matt Groves.  Stops at the Joint Operations Center and Army Aviation Support Facility gave the officers an […]

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  • SRR By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment  FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 2, 2010)–The Kentucky National Guard received 16 new lieutenants during a commissioning ceremony at the state capital in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 28.  Kentucky’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presided over the event.  The graduation was the culmination of a long and demanding journey that makes up Officer Candidate School.  Some candidates began the process over a year ago through the traditional program while a few candidates took the accelerated route several weeks ago.  Either way, they all sat together with pride beneath the State Capital […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen graduate as new 2nd Lieutenants

    SRR By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment  FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 2, 2010)–The Kentucky National Guard received 16 new lieutenants during a commissioning ceremony at the state capital in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 28.  Kentucky’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presided over the event.  The graduation was the culmination of a long and demanding journey that makes up Officer Candidate School.  Some candidates began the process over a year ago through the traditional program while a few candidates took the accelerated route several weeks ago.  Either way, they all sat together with pride beneath the State Capital […]

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  • ACH By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. (August 19, 2010)– A group of the Commonwealth’s civic leaders were treated to a day of excitement at Ft. Knox, Ky., as part of the 2010 Boss Lift sponsored by Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve on August 13.  Service members from the Army, Army and Air National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve gave the civic leaders a taste of what their employees do during a drill weekend or Annual Training. The day began with a flight on a Air Force C-130 from the Air Guard […]

    Civic leaders take to the sky, ground with the Kentucky National Guard

    ACH By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT KNOX, Ky. (August 19, 2010)– A group of the Commonwealth’s civic leaders were treated to a day of excitement at Ft. Knox, Ky., as part of the 2010 Boss Lift sponsored by Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve on August 13.  Service members from the Army, Army and Air National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve gave the civic leaders a taste of what their employees do during a drill weekend or Annual Training. The day began with a flight on a Air Force C-130 from the Air Guard […]

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