State Partnership Program with Ecuador Archive

  • Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

    Kentucky Maintenance Team visits Ecuadorian Military

    Story by Staff Sgt. Alexa Becerra, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment QUITO, ECUADOR – The Ecuadorian military hosted a team of Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard recently during a military-to-military event through the State Partnership Program. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. The event focused on vehicle maintenance procedures, involved Guardsman visiting maintenance shops at an Army base in the capital, Quito, and also a Marine base in Guayaquil, June 3-9. The Kentucky National Guard has been partnered with Ecuador since 1996, and has collaborated in more than 70 missions in both countries. The partnership […]

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  • Check out www.Kentuckyguard.com next week for the full story on the Ecuadorian Air Force visit to Kentucky!

    TEASER: Next week’s story, Ecuadorian Air Force visits the Kentucky Air Guard

    Check out www.Kentuckyguard.com next week for the full story on the Ecuadorian Air Force visit to Kentucky!

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  • Escrito por Mayor Shawn Keller,   del Programa de Asociación Estatal de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky Traducido por Cabo Primero Alexa E. Becerra, de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky Haga clic aquí para ver más fotos FRANKFORT, Kentucky — El Programa de Asociación Estatal de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky fue anfitrión de un equipo de aviadores y mantenedores del ejército de la República de Ecuador en el Oficio de Soporte para Aviación del Ejército en el Centro de la Guardia Nacional Boone en Frankfort, Kentucky. El grupo consistió de seis pilotos, dos personales de mantenimiento y logísticas, e un […]

    Soldados de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky comparten conocimiento con Grupo Aéreo del Ejército Ecuatoriano

    Escrito por Mayor Shawn Keller,   del Programa de Asociación Estatal de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky Traducido por Cabo Primero Alexa E. Becerra, de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky Haga clic aquí para ver más fotos FRANKFORT, Kentucky — El Programa de Asociación Estatal de la Guardia Nacional de Kentucky fue anfitrión de un equipo de aviadores y mantenedores del ejército de la República de Ecuador en el Oficio de Soporte para Aviación del Ejército en el Centro de la Guardia Nacional Boone en Frankfort, Kentucky. El grupo consistió de seis pilotos, dos personales de mantenimiento y logísticas, e un […]

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  • mjo Story by 1st Lt. Mark Slaughter, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click here for more photos FRANKFORT, Ky. —   North met south recently when Kentucky National Guardsmen hosted members of the Ecuadoran military during a series of best practice exchanges focusing on vehicle maintenance and inventory control processes. The Ecuadoran troops visited the combined surface maintenance shop in Frankfort, the field maintenance shops in Richmond and Louisville as well as the Kentucky National Guard maneuver area training equipment site at Fort Knox., Aug. 22-26. “It has been a very productive visit,” said Capt. Telmo Aguilar, Ecuador Army […]

    Kentucky maintenance troops share knowledge with Ecuadoran counterparts

    mjo Story by 1st Lt. Mark Slaughter, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click here for more photos FRANKFORT, Ky. —   North met south recently when Kentucky National Guardsmen hosted members of the Ecuadoran military during a series of best practice exchanges focusing on vehicle maintenance and inventory control processes. The Ecuadoran troops visited the combined surface maintenance shop in Frankfort, the field maintenance shops in Richmond and Louisville as well as the Kentucky National Guard maneuver area training equipment site at Fort Knox., Aug. 22-26. “It has been a very productive visit,” said Capt. Telmo Aguilar, Ecuador Army […]

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  • MJO Story by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five members of the Ecuadorian Air Force spent the past week touring the Kentucky Air National Guard Base to learn more about the challenge of moving an airlift wing from a decommissioned base to a new facility. The Ecuadorian Air Force’s 11th Airlift Wing, a mixed-aircraft unit with C-130 assets, is slated to relocate to a new commercial airport in Quito, much as Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing did in 1995 when it moved to a brand-new site at Louisville International Airport. “The theme of their visit is […]

    Ecuadorian Air Force team visits Kentucky Air Guard in preparation for move to a new base

    MJO Story by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five members of the Ecuadorian Air Force spent the past week touring the Kentucky Air National Guard Base to learn more about the challenge of moving an airlift wing from a decommissioned base to a new facility. The Ecuadorian Air Force’s 11th Airlift Wing, a mixed-aircraft unit with C-130 assets, is slated to relocate to a new commercial airport in Quito, much as Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing did in 1995 when it moved to a brand-new site at Louisville International Airport. “The theme of their visit is […]

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  • ACH By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer, Kentucky Air National Guard     ALBANY, Ky. (September 23, 2010)– Kentucky Air National Guardsmen hosted an underwater search and rescue exchange with Ecuadorian military members and their National Police Sept. 17 at Dale Hollow Lake in Albany, Ky. The event was part of the State Partnership Program – a cooperative that allows Bluegrass guardsmen to interface and learn from their Ecuadorian counterparts. “The State Partnership Program is widespread across the Guard because of the continuity and longevity of relationships our Guardsmen can provide,” said Maj. Matt Groves, Kentucky National Guard State […]

    State Partnership Program benefits with Help of 123rd Special Tactics

    ACH By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer, Kentucky Air National Guard     ALBANY, Ky. (September 23, 2010)– Kentucky Air National Guardsmen hosted an underwater search and rescue exchange with Ecuadorian military members and their National Police Sept. 17 at Dale Hollow Lake in Albany, Ky. The event was part of the State Partnership Program – a cooperative that allows Bluegrass guardsmen to interface and learn from their Ecuadorian counterparts. “The State Partnership Program is widespread across the Guard because of the continuity and longevity of relationships our Guardsmen can provide,” said Maj. Matt Groves, Kentucky National Guard State […]

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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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  • JAK Story and photos by Spc. Scott Raper/133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RICHMOND, Ky. (June 11, 2010)— Cadets from Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky and the country of Ecuador participated in a joint exercise called Warrior Week at Bluegrass Army Depot May 10-14 in Richmond, Ky. For the first time in the 17-year history of the State Partnership Program with Ecuador, cadets from an Ecuadorian Military School traveled to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to train alongside their American counterparts. While sharing the common goal of becoming an officer, the Ecuadorians and Americans both honed their skills as leaders during […]

    Kentucky hosts ‘Warrior Week’; great success for Guardsmen and Ecuadorian counterparts

    JAK Story and photos by Spc. Scott Raper/133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment RICHMOND, Ky. (June 11, 2010)— Cadets from Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky and the country of Ecuador participated in a joint exercise called Warrior Week at Bluegrass Army Depot May 10-14 in Richmond, Ky. For the first time in the 17-year history of the State Partnership Program with Ecuador, cadets from an Ecuadorian Military School traveled to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to train alongside their American counterparts. While sharing the common goal of becoming an officer, the Ecuadorians and Americans both honed their skills as leaders during […]

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