16 Jul '17, 6pm

[email protected] Soldiers set record with emergency radio transition system

FORT KNOX, Ky. -- A new radio capability, tested here in June, provides Kentucky National Guard personnel and state officials with another key means of communication in case of an emergency. At a field training area here on June 9, Army Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, the Adjutant General of Kentucky, picked up the hand microphone of a military radio and spoke into it. A few moments later, Hogan heard Army Sgt. James Hall's reply through the radio's loudspeaker from the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. This exchange was proof that the radio retransmission, the "Shot Heard across the Bluegrass," was a success. The event was planned and led by Army Capt. Stephen Young of the Kentucky Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade. The joint engagement also included the 138th Signal Company, the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, a...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/190745/

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