The University of Louisville is trying to encourage members of Kentucky’s National Guard to take advantage of the school’s programs. U of L signed a memorandum of understanding with Kentucky’s National Guard Friday that’ll increase the university’s effort in offering programs and services that could benefit soldiers, said Renee Finnegan, executive director of military initiatives for U… Continue reading U of L Signs Agreement With Kentucky National Guard
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan mean fewer people from National Guard units in Kentucky will be heading overseas, according to Brigadier General Lonnie Culver. “As we draw down, the Kentucky National Guard deployments will lessen as well, Culver, who is also the Deputy Adjutant General for the… Continue reading Kentucky Guard Members Deployed Overseas Will Lessen, But Not Cease
by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Several civilian employers recently got a taste of military life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where some of their workers are preparing for Deployment with the National Guard. They took a flight aboard a C-130 Hercules, had a Meal Ready to Eat for lunch, and watched a live fire training session.… Continue reading Civilians Get Glimpse of National Guard Life
The Guard now has troop strength of just over 73-hundred men and women. That’s up from less than six thousand in 2003.
Some members of the Kentucky Air National Guard returned from the Dominican Republic Friday.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Kentucky today to survey ice storm damage. At a press conference with Governor Steve Beshear, she announced more financial help from the federal government is on the way. “FEMA will pick up at least three-quarters of the cost of the National Guard and its response during the initial… Continue reading FEMA To Cover At Least Three-Fourths of National Guard Costs
While power is expected to be fully restored in Louisville in the next few days, parts of western Kentucky remain hazardous and without electricity.
About 1000 Kentucky National Guard troops have been mobilized to help affected areas of the state recover from this week’s crippling ice storm.
A round up of the latest windstorm updates, including the calling up of National Guard troops for Louisville, expected power outages, school closings, and more.