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New Commander Takes Over Kentucky National Guard's Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center

Col.  Steven T. King is taking over command of the Wendell H Regional Training Center in Muhlenberg Sunday.

King will replace current commander Col. Charles M. Schneider, who's held the post since February 2012. Both men are Afghan war veterans.

Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center is located just outside of Greenville, Ky off the Western Kentucky Parkway.

Constructed on 8,500 acres of reclaimed strip-mine land, the training center has complete year-round accommodations, to include barracks and quarters for nearly 500 troops, a 400-seat dining hall, a drill hall, and modern learning center for computer simulator training. The site also features live-fire ranges, hardened bivouac sites, a controlled humidity storage complex, complete maintenance facilities for military equipment, engagement skills training center, obstacle course and a 4,200 ft. grass runway.

The change of command ceremony takes place at 1 pm Sunday. 

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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