Training Archive

  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, KY — On an average day 22 military veterans take their own life.  Of those 22, 69% are 50 years old or older. With these sobering statistics in mind, the Kentucky National Guard has released a public service announcement designed to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The 30-second in-house production features  Maj. Bobbie Mayes, Sgt. Maggie Eveland and Eveland’s horse, Khaleesi.  The video also has messages of support and contact information for military personnel and veterans in need. An accompanying “behind the scenes” video features Sgt. Eveland discussing the challenges […]

    Suicide prevention awareness high priority for Kentucky National Guard

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, KY — On an average day 22 military veterans take their own life.  Of those 22, 69% are 50 years old or older. With these sobering statistics in mind, the Kentucky National Guard has released a public service announcement designed to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The 30-second in-house production features  Maj. Bobbie Mayes, Sgt. Maggie Eveland and Eveland’s horse, Khaleesi.  The video also has messages of support and contact information for military personnel and veterans in need. An accompanying “behind the scenes” video features Sgt. Eveland discussing the challenges […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   FRANKFORT, Ky. — Force protection, as every soldier and airman knows, is critical to mission success. The stress of an imminent threat is a dangerous distraction and severely erodes morale, both on the battlefield and in the streets. Battles and wars have been lost because someone didn’t do their job and make sure the force was secure. The same principles apply to the sexual assault and harassment within the force as well. Beginning this month, during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, the rallying cry against the enemy is […]

    Know Your Part, Do Your Part, theme of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs   FRANKFORT, Ky. — Force protection, as every soldier and airman knows, is critical to mission success. The stress of an imminent threat is a dangerous distraction and severely erodes morale, both on the battlefield and in the streets. Battles and wars have been lost because someone didn’t do their job and make sure the force was secure. The same principles apply to the sexual assault and harassment within the force as well. Beginning this month, during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, the rallying cry against the enemy is […]

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  • Story by Capt. Ryan Hubbs, Kentucky National Guard Resilience Coordinator GREENVILLE, Ky. — What makes a person be able to bounce back from adversity? Why do some people seem to thrive under pressure, while others can barely cope with the stresses of everyday life? Is it something you were born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? For answers to these questions, the U.S. Army teamed up with the University of Pennsylvania and prominent psychologists to see what it was that makes an individual “resilient.” Resilience is defined as the ability of an object to spring back […]

    Kentucky adds new resilience trainers

    Story by Capt. Ryan Hubbs, Kentucky National Guard Resilience Coordinator GREENVILLE, Ky. — What makes a person be able to bounce back from adversity? Why do some people seem to thrive under pressure, while others can barely cope with the stresses of everyday life? Is it something you were born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? For answers to these questions, the U.S. Army teamed up with the University of Pennsylvania and prominent psychologists to see what it was that makes an individual “resilient.” Resilience is defined as the ability of an object to spring back […]

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  • Story by Chaplain (Maj.) Bill Draper and David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Like any other element of the military, the chaplain corps has to conduct training to maintain its readiness to support the mission. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, the Kentucky Army National Guard’s chaplains gathered for their annual state chaplain training event. “These events are extremely important for our chaplain corps because it allows us to conduct specific training that better equips our chaplains and chaplain assistants to provide religious support across the organization,” said State Chaplain (Col.) Yong Cho.   “We are grateful for […]

    Kentucky Chaplains maintain readiness to support the troops

    Story by Chaplain (Maj.) Bill Draper and David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Like any other element of the military, the chaplain corps has to conduct training to maintain its readiness to support the mission. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, the Kentucky Army National Guard’s chaplains gathered for their annual state chaplain training event. “These events are extremely important for our chaplain corps because it allows us to conduct specific training that better equips our chaplains and chaplain assistants to provide religious support across the organization,” said State Chaplain (Col.) Yong Cho.   “We are grateful for […]

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  • Video by Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Grab your protective masks and follow this video into “the gas chamber” with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band and the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade! http://youtu.be/ZGPj-T9ugig&w=570&h=380

    Wipe away those tears — it’s just the gas chamber

    Video by Capt. Gus LaFontaine, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Grab your protective masks and follow this video into “the gas chamber” with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band and the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade! http://youtu.be/ZGPj-T9ugig&w=570&h=380

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  • By Master Sgt. Phil Speck, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky.– Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123d Security Forces Squadron participated in field training on September 15-19 at WHFRTC. This training was designed to help prepare young Airmen and non-commissioned officers for future deployments. Click here for more photos from this story. This bi-annual training event began on base in the classroom the week prior. The week-long training was kicked off by an aviation insertion via a Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. From there they set up a perimeter, […]

    Kentucky Air National Guard, Security Forces Airmen train for combat scenarios

    By Master Sgt. Phil Speck, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky.– Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123d Security Forces Squadron participated in field training on September 15-19 at WHFRTC. This training was designed to help prepare young Airmen and non-commissioned officers for future deployments. Click here for more photos from this story. This bi-annual training event began on base in the classroom the week prior. The week-long training was kicked off by an aviation insertion via a Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. From there they set up a perimeter, […]

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  • By Master Sgt. Charles Delano, 165th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Click here to see the unedited photos. GARDERMOEN, Norway — Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing and the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing transported 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers to an airfield outside of Oslo, Norway, Sept. 23 as part of Operation Noble Ledger. A total of three C-130H Hercules aircraft airdropped 110 paratroopers and performed an engine-running offload of an additional 20 Soldiers to a drop zone in Rena, Norway. Noble Ledger tested the cohesiveness of about 6,500 U.S., German, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch […]

    Kentucky and Georgia Air Guard drop 82nd Airborne for NATO exercise Noble Ledger

    By Master Sgt. Charles Delano, 165th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Click here to see the unedited photos. GARDERMOEN, Norway — Airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing and the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing transported 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers to an airfield outside of Oslo, Norway, Sept. 23 as part of Operation Noble Ledger. A total of three C-130H Hercules aircraft airdropped 110 paratroopers and performed an engine-running offload of an additional 20 Soldiers to a drop zone in Rena, Norway. Noble Ledger tested the cohesiveness of about 6,500 U.S., German, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — When the United State military calls up troops for battle, two things happen: men and women alike are trained and equipped for the mission before putting boots on the ground.  It doesn’t matter if they’re heading out for the mountains of Afghanistan or a recovery duty following a tornado on the homefront; Soldiers and Airmen have to know what to do when facing a threat and they must have the resources to get the job done.  It’s all part of maintaining an effective force and accomplishing the mission. […]

    Safe Helpline provides resources, support to victims of sexual harassment and assault

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — When the United State military calls up troops for battle, two things happen: men and women alike are trained and equipped for the mission before putting boots on the ground.  It doesn’t matter if they’re heading out for the mountains of Afghanistan or a recovery duty following a tornado on the homefront; Soldiers and Airmen have to know what to do when facing a threat and they must have the resources to get the job done.  It’s all part of maintaining an effective force and accomplishing the mission. […]

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  • Story by Airman 1st Class Joshua Horton, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing recently participated in a multinational joint training exercise designed to test their ability to provide key contracting services during a disaster. The exercise, held Jan. 7 to 31 at Fort Bliss, Texas, is staged annually to evaluate operational contracting support for the Secretary of Defense, NORTHCOM, ARNORTH and the service components, according to Senior Master Sgt. Alan Wade, base contracting officer at the 123rd Airlift Wing. Wade was a part of a group […]

    Kentucky Airmen sharpen contracting skills for disaster response

    Story by Airman 1st Class Joshua Horton, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing recently participated in a multinational joint training exercise designed to test their ability to provide key contracting services during a disaster. The exercise, held Jan. 7 to 31 at Fort Bliss, Texas, is staged annually to evaluate operational contracting support for the Secretary of Defense, NORTHCOM, ARNORTH and the service components, according to Senior Master Sgt. Alan Wade, base contracting officer at the 123rd Airlift Wing. Wade was a part of a group […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — A recent communications exercise “showcase” held at Boone National Guard Center last April gave the Guard a chance to flex its muscles and strengthen its partnerships with local agencies. “This showcase was developed to demonstrate interoperability with different agencies and new technologies,” said Chief Warrant Officer David Barker, wireless IT manager for the Kentucky National Guard. “We had eighteen different communications command vehicles and trailers from eleven different agencies. Most if not all had some type of reach back communications capability to support data and voice without land […]

    Communications exercise showcases National Guard capabilities, strengthens partnerships

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — A recent communications exercise “showcase” held at Boone National Guard Center last April gave the Guard a chance to flex its muscles and strengthen its partnerships with local agencies. “This showcase was developed to demonstrate interoperability with different agencies and new technologies,” said Chief Warrant Officer David Barker, wireless IT manager for the Kentucky National Guard. “We had eighteen different communications command vehicles and trailers from eleven different agencies. Most if not all had some type of reach back communications capability to support data and voice without land […]

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