KentuckyNational Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky Army National Guard Units alerted for possible mobilization
FRANKFORT, KY- Maj. Gen. Donald Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky, announced today the following Kentucky Army National Guard units have been alerted for possible mobilization in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM:
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry (based in Barbourville, 100 soldiers; with detachments in Somerset, 90 soldiers; and Williamsburg, 30 soldiers)
Company A, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry (based in Harlan, with 70 soldiers)
Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry (based in London, with 70 soldiers)
Company C, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry (based in Ravenna, with 70 soldiers)
- An additional 20 soldiers will be brought in from other units to join this mission
- Mobilization for the above soldiers is expected to take place in late June
- Mobilization station for the above soldiers is Camp Shelby, Miss.
- 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry is a mechanized infantry unit
Company F, 135th Aviation (based in Frankfort with 126 soldiers)
- Mobilization is expected to take place in June and July
- Mobilization station is Fort Dix, N.J.
- Company F, 135th Aviation is an Army Aviation rotary wing maintenance unit
410TH Quartermaster (based in Danville with 59 soldiers; and a detachment in Springfield with 15 soldiers)
- Mobilization is expected to take place in June
- Mobilization station is Camp Shelby, Miss.
- The 410th Quartermaster has supply control and warehouse management capabilities
MEDIA ADVISORY: Because this is an alert and unit activity is minimal, we are not seeking interviews at this time. We will encourage media interviews as we approach the above units’ mobilization dates.
At present the Kentucky National Guard currently has more than 800 airmen and soldiers mobilized in support of the Global War on Terror.
While an alert order does not constitute an order to mobilize, it does, however, constitute prudent planning on the part of the command to ensure soldiers are prepared for activation once an actual mobilization order is issued by the Department of the Army.