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  • mjo Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Aviation Soldiers prepare for deployment

    mjo Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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  • mjo Photos by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Aviation Soldiers prepare for Operation New Dawn

    mjo Photos by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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  • mjo (Video by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) NOTE:  Each Wednesday kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office hosts the 2011 Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative conference at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. (Video by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) click here to view the video

    Kentucky National Guard "We Will Make You Famous" conference

    mjo (Video by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) NOTE:  Each Wednesday kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs.  This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story.  This is one such story …. GREENVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office hosts the 2011 Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative conference at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. (Video by Sgt. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) click here to view the video

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  • sdm story and photos by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky.  – In early May Kentucky will take part in National Level Exercise 2011, a test of the state’s response to a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Fault.   While NLE 2011 is a training exercise involving hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and emergency first responders, local communities could expect to see thousands of personnel from across the nation supporting the relief effort during a real life event. Somebody has to receive those resources and push them forward. That’s where the JRSOI team comes in. JRSOI stands […]

    Preparing for the National Level Exercise 2011

    sdm story and photos by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs GREENVILLE, Ky.  – In early May Kentucky will take part in National Level Exercise 2011, a test of the state’s response to a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Fault.   While NLE 2011 is a training exercise involving hundreds of Soldiers, Airmen and emergency first responders, local communities could expect to see thousands of personnel from across the nation supporting the relief effort during a real life event. Somebody has to receive those resources and push them forward. That’s where the JRSOI team comes in. JRSOI stands […]

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  • More than 70 UPAHRs graduate from weekend course mjo By: Spc. Will Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Like so many of their brothers and sisters in arms who come from all walks of life, attendees of the 2011 Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative conference, held March 25-27 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., came from several of the Kentucky National Guard’s diverse units. Aviators, artillerymen, signal Soldiers, infantrymen and even members of the Army Band spent the weekend learning how to make their fellow Soldiers famous as appointed UPAHRs. “I didn’t really […]

    Storytelling 101: PAO trains Soldiers to tell the Kentucky story

    More than 70 UPAHRs graduate from weekend course mjo By: Spc. Will Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Like so many of their brothers and sisters in arms who come from all walks of life, attendees of the 2011 Unit Public Affairs Historian Representative conference, held March 25-27 at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., came from several of the Kentucky National Guard’s diverse units. Aviators, artillerymen, signal Soldiers, infantrymen and even members of the Army Band spent the weekend learning how to make their fellow Soldiers famous as appointed UPAHRs. “I didn’t really […]

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  • dwa Photos courtesy Mike Groves, Central City Times-Argus. Greenville, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard firefighters teamed up with their civilian counterparts for some hands on training at the Wendell H. Ford Kentucky Training Center on Saturday, March 19. The class, which simulated a propane tank fire, was taught by Johnny Walker, state training instructor.   Members of the 176th, 177th and 178th Firefighting Teams trained with nearly 100 firefighters from Greenville, Central City, Graham and Bremen. Staff Sgt. Jimmie Evans, 177th Firefighting Team, said it was a great experience for the Guardsmen to work with civilian firefighters. “We really like training […]

    Firefighters get hot at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center

    dwa Photos courtesy Mike Groves, Central City Times-Argus. Greenville, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard firefighters teamed up with their civilian counterparts for some hands on training at the Wendell H. Ford Kentucky Training Center on Saturday, March 19. The class, which simulated a propane tank fire, was taught by Johnny Walker, state training instructor.   Members of the 176th, 177th and 178th Firefighting Teams trained with nearly 100 firefighters from Greenville, Central City, Graham and Bremen. Staff Sgt. Jimmie Evans, 177th Firefighting Team, said it was a great experience for the Guardsmen to work with civilian firefighters. “We really like training […]

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    Purple Haze in the Bluegrass

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  • MJO Story by Sgt.  Bryan Ploughe, 1/623d FA GREENVILLE, Ky. – Through the rain, wind and dropping temperatures, Soldiers assigned to the 623rd Field Artillery pushed their bodies and weapons to the limits March 5-6 at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. Though she gave her best effort, Mother Nature couldn’t deter the Kentucky National Guardsmen from taking their positions, loading their weapons and sending rounds down range for the annual weapons qualification. “We will talk about this day again,” said battalion commander Lt. Col. Jeffery Hughes. “The leaking rubber boots and the MRE heaters that […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen drive on through adverse weather conditions

    MJO Story by Sgt.  Bryan Ploughe, 1/623d FA GREENVILLE, Ky. – Through the rain, wind and dropping temperatures, Soldiers assigned to the 623rd Field Artillery pushed their bodies and weapons to the limits March 5-6 at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. Though she gave her best effort, Mother Nature couldn’t deter the Kentucky National Guardsmen from taking their positions, loading their weapons and sending rounds down range for the annual weapons qualification. “We will talk about this day again,” said battalion commander Lt. Col. Jeffery Hughes. “The leaking rubber boots and the MRE heaters that […]

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  • Story and photo by Spc. Michelle Waters, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment VHV FRANKFORT, Ky.—More than 50 Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard attended the 238th Regiment’s annual Officer and Warrant Officer Candidate School open house in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 8. The 238th hosts the event each year to show future potential leaders what it takes to become an officer or warrant officer. Soldiers also received information on each branch within the Army and what opportunities are available throughout the Commonwealth as commissioned or warrant officers in the National Guard. “The fact that you are here today is a testament […]

    Kentucky National Guard holds open house

    Story and photo by Spc. Michelle Waters, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment VHV FRANKFORT, Ky.—More than 50 Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard attended the 238th Regiment’s annual Officer and Warrant Officer Candidate School open house in Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 8. The 238th hosts the event each year to show future potential leaders what it takes to become an officer or warrant officer. Soldiers also received information on each branch within the Army and what opportunities are available throughout the Commonwealth as commissioned or warrant officers in the National Guard. “The fact that you are here today is a testament […]

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  • VHV Story and photo by Sgt. Paul Evans, Headquarters Headquarters Company 103rd GREENVILLE, Ky. (Nov.17, 2010)—“Whatever you do…do it as well as you possibly can,” said Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden to the competitors of the 2011 Kentucky National Guard  Soldier of the Year competition Nov. 19. Eleven of Kentucky’s finest did just that in an attempt to win the top-honor for Kentucky’s enlisted at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center Nov. 19-21. After three days of competition, the winners are: •             Soldier of the Year: Spc. Kelly Burch,1123rd Sapper Company •             Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jess […]

    Eleven Kentucky Soldiers compete for top honors

    VHV Story and photo by Sgt. Paul Evans, Headquarters Headquarters Company 103rd GREENVILLE, Ky. (Nov.17, 2010)—“Whatever you do…do it as well as you possibly can,” said Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden to the competitors of the 2011 Kentucky National Guard  Soldier of the Year competition Nov. 19. Eleven of Kentucky’s finest did just that in an attempt to win the top-honor for Kentucky’s enlisted at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center Nov. 19-21. After three days of competition, the winners are: •             Soldier of the Year: Spc. Kelly Burch,1123rd Sapper Company •             Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Jess […]

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