Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center Archive

  • By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — It’s all about changing lives and that is what the Kentucky National Guard along with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program aims to do, one student at a time. Most people are not born a leader, its skills you develop, but you have to be exposed to the opportunities to be a leader and that is why the RYLA program is offered. “We take them for four days and push them – with grace, mercy, knowledge, and opportunity.  We do that until they shine,” said Lt. Col. Fred W. Bates V, […]

    Building future leaders one student at a time

    By Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — It’s all about changing lives and that is what the Kentucky National Guard along with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program aims to do, one student at a time. Most people are not born a leader, its skills you develop, but you have to be exposed to the opportunities to be a leader and that is why the RYLA program is offered. “We take them for four days and push them – with grace, mercy, knowledge, and opportunity.  We do that until they shine,” said Lt. Col. Fred W. Bates V, […]

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  • Story and Photos by Pfc. Nasir Stoner, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. –The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the 178th Firefighting Team deploying to Iraq at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Sept. 23, 2017. “Remember who you are and remember you are an American Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard. “Remember that you are a Kentuckian, and remember you are a Greenville Fireman.” To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE. The 178th Engineer Firefighting Team is made up […]

    178th Firefighting Team deploys to Iraq

    Story and Photos by Pfc. Nasir Stoner, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. –The Kentucky National Guard held a departure ceremony for the 178th Firefighting Team deploying to Iraq at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., Sept. 23, 2017. “Remember who you are and remember you are an American Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard. “Remember that you are a Kentuckian, and remember you are a Greenville Fireman.” To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE. The 178th Engineer Firefighting Team is made up […]

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  • By Spc. Abe Morlu, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. — The change of command ceremony, a centuries-old tradition that represents the formal transfer of authority form an outgoing commander to the incoming, took place at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Sept. 16. During the ceremony, command of Kentucky’s training center was transferred from Col. Steven King to Lt. Col. Joe Lear. A change of responsibility also took place, as Command Sgt. Maj. James Hawkins relinquished his position as the senior enlisted Soldier to Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Cox. Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general presided over the […]

    WHFRTC welcomes new commander

    By Spc. Abe Morlu, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. — The change of command ceremony, a centuries-old tradition that represents the formal transfer of authority form an outgoing commander to the incoming, took place at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Sept. 16. During the ceremony, command of Kentucky’s training center was transferred from Col. Steven King to Lt. Col. Joe Lear. A change of responsibility also took place, as Command Sgt. Maj. James Hawkins relinquished his position as the senior enlisted Soldier to Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Cox. Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan, Kentucky’s adjutant general presided over the […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Riddle me this: What ensures combat readiness, preserves our equipment, protects the environment, and saves taxpayers a whole lotta money? Answer:  corrosion awareness! Okay, bad joke.  But the truth of the matter is, corrosion awareness is no  joke.  In fact, today — April 24, 2015 — is World Corrosion Awareness Day.  Not just for the National Guard, not just for the United States Army, but for the whole world. So, what’s the big deal?  Well, corrosion costs nearly $4 trillion worldwide each year, which makes for the big […]

    World Corrosion Awareness Day — Why this is a thing

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Riddle me this: What ensures combat readiness, preserves our equipment, protects the environment, and saves taxpayers a whole lotta money? Answer:  corrosion awareness! Okay, bad joke.  But the truth of the matter is, corrosion awareness is no  joke.  In fact, today — April 24, 2015 — is World Corrosion Awareness Day.  Not just for the National Guard, not just for the United States Army, but for the whole world. So, what’s the big deal?  Well, corrosion costs nearly $4 trillion worldwide each year, which makes for the big […]

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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 David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, KY. — After nearly 100 years since being established by an act of congress, the warrant officer corps remains a mystery to a good many of us, civilian and military alike.  It’s been call “the best rank in the Army” as well as the most misunderstood. Earlier this year we published a top five “mythbusting” article about warrant officers.  It turns out there was a lot more about this rank than meets the eye, so we thought it was time to revisit the matter and go for a top ten. […]

    Five more myths about warrant officers

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, KY. — After nearly 100 years since being established by an act of congress, the warrant officer corps remains a mystery to a good many of us, civilian and military alike.  It’s been call “the best rank in the Army” as well as the most misunderstood. Earlier this year we published a top five “mythbusting” article about warrant officers.  It turns out there was a lot more about this rank than meets the eye, so we thought it was time to revisit the matter and go for a top ten. […]

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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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  • Photo essay by Warrant Officer Candidate Orbin Rudd, Forward Support Co., 201st Engineer Battalion The man who spends more sleepless nights with his army and who works harder in drilling his troops runs the fewer risks in fighting his foe. — The Emperor Maurice, c. AD 600 WENDELL H. FORD REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER, GREENVILLE, Ky. — Military training is hard enough the first time you go through it.  The second or third time you’d think it would get easier, that’s not necessarily true.  There’s always that unexpected challenge, that one stubborn obstacle to overcome, no matter how experienced or educated […]

    Warrant officer training not for the faint of heart

    Photo essay by Warrant Officer Candidate Orbin Rudd, Forward Support Co., 201st Engineer Battalion The man who spends more sleepless nights with his army and who works harder in drilling his troops runs the fewer risks in fighting his foe. — The Emperor Maurice, c. AD 600 WENDELL H. FORD REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER, GREENVILLE, Ky. — Military training is hard enough the first time you go through it.  The second or third time you’d think it would get easier, that’s not necessarily true.  There’s always that unexpected challenge, that one stubborn obstacle to overcome, no matter how experienced or educated […]

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  • Story by Maj. David Page, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Guardsmen have been training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for years. The consistency and quality of preparedness the site provides has only increased with time.  The mission of the center has continued to evolve, to the benefit of the Kentucky Guard. The newest change came on March 23 as Col. Steven King took charge of the garrison during a change of command ceremony. King brought  a new look to Wendell H. Ford as the garrison officially became their own command […]

    New commander, new flag, new patch for Kentucky’s training site

    Story by Maj. David Page, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Guardsmen have been training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for years. The consistency and quality of preparedness the site provides has only increased with time.  The mission of the center has continued to evolve, to the benefit of the Kentucky Guard. The newest change came on March 23 as Col. Steven King took charge of the garrison during a change of command ceremony. King brought  a new look to Wendell H. Ford as the garrison officially became their own command […]

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  • Staff Report Photos by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of Public Affairs CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT GREENVILLE, Ky. — Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini joined Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed National Responder Preparedness Center at the Kentucky National Guard’s Wendell H. Ford, Greenville, Ky. “This is definitely a win-win for all involved,” Day stated to a substantial crowd of spectators and supporters of the new facility. Funded by the Kentucky Fire Commission, the new million dollar facility will be beneficial to both the Kentucky National Guard […]

    Kentucky Officials Celebrate Opening of the National Responder Preparedness Center

    Staff Report Photos by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of Public Affairs CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT GREENVILLE, Ky. — Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini joined Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed National Responder Preparedness Center at the Kentucky National Guard’s Wendell H. Ford, Greenville, Ky. “This is definitely a win-win for all involved,” Day stated to a substantial crowd of spectators and supporters of the new facility. Funded by the Kentucky Fire Commission, the new million dollar facility will be beneficial to both the Kentucky National Guard […]

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