Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky Army National Guard Units alerted for possible mobilization

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 09, 2006  
Contact Information:  Dave Altom 502-607-1562, cell 502-229-3227  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              

FRANKFORT, KY- Maj. Gen. Donald Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky, announced today the following Kentucky Army National Guard units are being alerted for possible mobilization:

Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery (167 soldiers) 
1828 US 227, Carrollton, Ky.  41008

 

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery (167 soldiers) 
1020 North 3rd St. Bardstown, Ky.  40004

The mobilization for the above soldiers is expected to take place in mid-October, at which point they will move to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey for several weeks of training.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 

Both units will conduct weekend drill exercises at their hometown armories this weekend.  Media are encouraged to visit them after 1 p.m. EDT Saturday.

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.

 

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

(1)  FOR ACCURACY, THE PROPER NAME OF THE ALERTED UNIT IS INDICATED ABOVE IN BOLD PRINT AND UNDERLINED.

(2)  The term "weekend warrior" is considered archaic and inappropriate when describing the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard.  Proper terminology (per the Associated Press Stylebook) includes: "National Guard," "Air National Guard," "Army National Guard," "Kentucky National Guard," the "Guard," "National Guard troops," "National Guardsman," or when alone, "guardsman."  Also accurate are "soldier," “airman," and "troops."