Kentucky Army National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky Army National Guard Public Affairs unit returns home from Iraq

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 13, 2006  
Contact Information:  Col. Phil Miller 502-607-1556; cell, 502-229-3258  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          WHO:   133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (8 soldiers)

          WHAT:  Welcome Home Ceremony

          WHEN:  3 p.m. EDT Oct. 13, 2006

          WHERE: Army Aviation Support Facility, Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A welcome home ceremony for the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will take place at 3 p.m. EDT, today, Oct. 13, 2006, at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. 

Media are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event as the unit is arriving by Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

Made up of 20 soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard, the 133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has eight Kentucky National Guard members returning to Frankfort following a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

The mission of the detachment while in theater was to provide public affairs support to elements of the 101st Airborne Division and the 4th Infantry Division.  During the deployment, the 133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment produced more than 1,000 print media and video products which were accessed more than 1,500 times by local, national and international news media organizations.  In recognition for their participation in combat operations, seven members of the detachment earned Combat Action Badges. 

Originally mobilized in August of 2005 and deploying to the Persian Gulf the following November, the 133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment’s Kentucky element consists of members from Cadiz, Glasgow, Harrodsburg, Lexington and Louisville. The unit’s deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom marks its second war-time deployment since the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991.  The 133RD Mobile Public Affairs Detachment also served a year-long tour in Bosnia as part of the stabilization force (SFOR) in 1999.

 

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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."