Kentucky National Guard Archive

  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. David Reed relinquished his command of the 75th Troop Command to Col. Douglas Clay during a change of command ceremony April 14, in Fort Knox.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Sadowski Center with family, friends and Guardsmen. Reed recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years.  Just in 2018 alone, the Kentucky national Guard’s Soldier,  NCO and Senior NCO of the Year all came from the 75th, a testimony to the dedication to the overall success of our brigade. “Leadership in this […]

    Clay takes charge of 75th Troop Command

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Col. David Reed relinquished his command of the 75th Troop Command to Col. Douglas Clay during a change of command ceremony April 14, in Fort Knox.  There was a packed house in attendance at the Sadowski Center with family, friends and Guardsmen. Reed recalled the brigade’s accomplishments over the last two years.  Just in 2018 alone, the Kentucky national Guard’s Soldier,  NCO and Senior NCO of the Year all came from the 75th, a testimony to the dedication to the overall success of our brigade. “Leadership in this […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd. Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT CAMPELL, Ky. – Soldiers from across the country came together to attend the Joint Fires Observer’s Joint Firepower Course Jan. 22 –Feb. 1, 2019. There were students with the 101st Airborne, Special Forces, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in the course as well as our own Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 138th Field Artillery.  Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Crump, HHB 138th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Lt. John Brough, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery and  2nd Lt. Theresa Mumford, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery graduated. “Our guys and girls […]

    Kentucky Guard Soldiers complete top training course

    By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd. Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT CAMPELL, Ky. – Soldiers from across the country came together to attend the Joint Fires Observer’s Joint Firepower Course Jan. 22 –Feb. 1, 2019. There were students with the 101st Airborne, Special Forces, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in the course as well as our own Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 138th Field Artillery.  Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Crump, HHB 138th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Lt. John Brough, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery and  2nd Lt. Theresa Mumford, 1st Battalion 623rd Field Artillery graduated. “Our guys and girls […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard April 12, 2019, marks the centennial of the birth of Richard Smith “Billy” Vaughn; singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader, and Kentucky Guardsman.  Billy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the only son of four children of Alvis and Sally Vaughn. At a very early age Billy showed an interest in music, learning to play his father ukulele while he laid up in bed suffering from measles at the age of five.   He was a self-taught musician, he sang, played, and wrote music.   He mastered the flute, piano, ukulele, and saxophone.  He […]

    A famous musician and the birth of the 202nd Army Band

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard April 12, 2019, marks the centennial of the birth of Richard Smith “Billy” Vaughn; singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, conductor, choral and orchestral leader, and Kentucky Guardsman.  Billy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the only son of four children of Alvis and Sally Vaughn. At a very early age Billy showed an interest in music, learning to play his father ukulele while he laid up in bed suffering from measles at the age of five.   He was a self-taught musician, he sang, played, and wrote music.   He mastered the flute, piano, ukulele, and saxophone.  He […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – In late March of 2018, Natalie Wamsley was finishing up warrant officer candidate school (WOCS), maxing her last Army Physical Fitness Test and taking another successful step in her 16-year military career. On April 6, she learned she had cancer. While at WOCS, she felt a lump, but disregarded it as muscle soreness from the intense physical fitness. A couple weeks after she returned home, and many sleepless nights, she went to her doctor. After an ultrasound and a biopsy, she was called into her doctor’s […]

    Guardsman lets strength, courage define her

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. – In late March of 2018, Natalie Wamsley was finishing up warrant officer candidate school (WOCS), maxing her last Army Physical Fitness Test and taking another successful step in her 16-year military career. On April 6, she learned she had cancer. While at WOCS, she felt a lump, but disregarded it as muscle soreness from the intense physical fitness. A couple weeks after she returned home, and many sleepless nights, she went to her doctor. After an ultrasound and a biopsy, she was called into her doctor’s […]

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  • Listen up Soldiers! If you’re looking to get promoted, you need to see this and do what the Sergeant Major says.   EPS FY19 Pamphlet

    A message from the G1 SGM

    Listen up Soldiers! If you’re looking to get promoted, you need to see this and do what the Sergeant Major says.   EPS FY19 Pamphlet

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  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

    Communications…. A key to success

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Tactical communications is information of any kind, especially orders and military intelligence, that is conveyed from one command, person or place to another upon a battlefield, particularly during combat. The Kentucky National Guard along with the J6 Wireless Shop has put an emphasis on tactical communications and has ramped up specialized training for squad leaders, section chiefs and platoon sergeants. “We’ve seen a need for more training in the field for Soldiers with communications,” said Chief David Barker, Kentucky National Guard wireless manager. “We have now conducted three training […]

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  • Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Citizens across the Commonwealth gathered together in the capitol to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month March 28, 2019. Among those honored in the Rotunda were Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe who serves as the Victim Advocate Representative to the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in Frankfort, Ky. “On behalf of our Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, I am proud to recognize this year’s winner of the Kentucky National Guard’s Charles R. Lay Victim Advocate of the Year award to Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe, for her outstanding […]

    MSG Lowe honored as Victim Advocate of the Year

    Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Citizens across the Commonwealth gathered together in the capitol to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month March 28, 2019. Among those honored in the Rotunda were Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe who serves as the Victim Advocate Representative to the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in Frankfort, Ky. “On behalf of our Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, I am proud to recognize this year’s winner of the Kentucky National Guard’s Charles R. Lay Victim Advocate of the Year award to Master Sgt. Marissa Lowe, for her outstanding […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAVANNAH, Ga. – Approximately 60 Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation MEDEVAC participated for the first time in the National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) exercise in Savannah, Georgia, March 4-7, 2019. The exercise, Patriot South 19, tests units’ abilities to support response operations during natural disasters utilizing simulated emergency scenarios and is accredited by the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC). Some of the key tasks performed by the MEDEVAC during the exercise were mass casualty evacuations, rescue hoist operations, patient transport, […]

    Kentucky MEDEVAC participates in Patriot South

    By Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAVANNAH, Ga. – Approximately 60 Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation MEDEVAC participated for the first time in the National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) exercise in Savannah, Georgia, March 4-7, 2019. The exercise, Patriot South 19, tests units’ abilities to support response operations during natural disasters utilizing simulated emergency scenarios and is accredited by the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC). Some of the key tasks performed by the MEDEVAC during the exercise were mass casualty evacuations, rescue hoist operations, patient transport, […]

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  • By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard recognized and awarded several outstanding Guardsmen at the 2019 Soldier & Airman of the Year Banquet at the University of Louisville’s Brown and Williamson Club in Louisville, Ky., March 9. The annual ceremony honors the winners of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition and outstanding enlisted Airmen from the Kentucky Air Guard. Guardsmen and their families enjoyed a banquet, which includes a formal ceremony awarding winners and recognizing their exceptional dedication to their branch of service. Soldier and Airmen winners from […]

    Outstanding Kentucky Guardsmen awarded during banquet

    By Spc. Alan Royalty, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard recognized and awarded several outstanding Guardsmen at the 2019 Soldier & Airman of the Year Banquet at the University of Louisville’s Brown and Williamson Club in Louisville, Ky., March 9. The annual ceremony honors the winners of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition and outstanding enlisted Airmen from the Kentucky Air Guard. Guardsmen and their families enjoyed a banquet, which includes a formal ceremony awarding winners and recognizing their exceptional dedication to their branch of service. Soldier and Airmen winners from […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs JERICHO, Vt. – For the fifth straight year, Kentucky Guardsmen competed against the best winter sports athletes in the National Guard. The four-man team skied against more than 130 competitors from 18 states in the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 23-28. Kentuckians are normally not used to snow skis, or so much snow, but the team is proud of how far they have come in a short five years. “Biathlon is one of the hardest things I have […]

    Soldiering on in the snow

    By Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs JERICHO, Vt. – For the fifth straight year, Kentucky Guardsmen competed against the best winter sports athletes in the National Guard. The four-man team skied against more than 130 competitors from 18 states in the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 23-28. Kentuckians are normally not used to snow skis, or so much snow, but the team is proud of how far they have come in a short five years. “Biathlon is one of the hardest things I have […]

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