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U.S. Air Force Airman Makenna Rollins, left, a supply technician in the Kentucky Air National Guard, and U.S. Army Sgt. Jensen Humphrey, right, a paralegal specialist in the Kentucky Army National Guard, assist U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in cutting a cake to mark the 232nd birthday of the Kentucky Guard during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., June 20, 2024. The Kentucky Guard, which was established by Gov. Isaac Shelby on June 24, 1792, is comprised of more than 6,000 Soldiers and over 1,100 Airmen stationed across the Commonwealth. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
Kentucky National Guard celebrates 232nd birthday
June 24, 2024
June 24, 2024, marks the 232nd birthday of the Kentucky National Guard, which was formed by Gov. Isaac Shelby as one his first official acts in 1792. On Thursday, dozens of Soldiers and Airmen gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the occasion and look back over the past two centuries.

Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers with the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, prepare to post the colors for the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on June 8, 2024. The 103rd BSB supported the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg by participating in posting the colors, marching in the parade, and providing a static display of military vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)
Kentucky guardsmen support 250th anniversary parade
June 15, 2024
The Kentucky National Guard 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, (BSB) out of Harrodsburg, proudly supported the 250th anniversary of Harrodsburg, Kentucky by providing 71 Soldiers, four vehicles, a color guard, and marching during the parade throughout downtown on June 8, 2024.

Soldiers with I Company, 429th Bridge Support Battalion, 75th Troop Command, received the Phillip A. Connelly Award during an awards dinner at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago May 17, 2024. 

The BSB joined other food service professionals from every branch of the military who were also receiving awards for being the top of their branches food service units. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)
56th Connelly Award goes to Kentucky
June 13, 2024
India Company's field kitchen Soldiers took home the Phillip A. Connelly Award as the Army National Guard’s Field Kitchen winner for their excellence in Army Food Service.

Gold Star family members come together during the 10th Riverboat Ride hosted by Survivors Outreach Services aboard the Belle of Cincinnati on the Ohio River, June 2 2024. This annual event brings together surviving family members of fallen U.S. Army Soldiers and senior military leaders for a day of remembrance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Kaitlin Baudendistel)
Gold Star Families share tenth cruise on the Ohio River
June 12, 2024
More than 350 family members of Service members lost in the line of duty gathered on the Belle of Cincinnati June 2, 2024, to attend the tenth SOS Riverboat Ride along the Ohio River.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Makenna Rollins, left, a supply technician in the Kentucky Air National Guard, and U.S. Army Sgt. Jensen Humphrey, right, a paralegal specialist in the Kentucky Army National Guard, assist U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in cutting a cake to mark the 232nd birthday of the Kentucky Guard during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., June 20, 2024. The Kentucky Guard, which was established by Gov. Isaac Shelby on June 24, 1792, is comprised of more than 6,000 Soldiers and over 1,100 Airmen stationed across the Commonwealth. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
Kentucky National Guard celebrates 232nd birthday
June 24, 2024
June 24, 2024, marks the 232nd birthday of the Kentucky National Guard, which was formed by Gov. Isaac Shelby as one his first official acts in 1792. On Thursday, dozens of Soldiers and Airmen gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the occasion and look back over the past two centuries.

Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers with the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, prepare to post the colors for the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on June 8, 2024. The 103rd BSB supported the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg by participating in posting the colors, marching in the parade, and providing a static display of military vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)
Kentucky guardsmen support 250th anniversary parade
June 15, 2024
The Kentucky National Guard 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, (BSB) out of Harrodsburg, proudly supported the 250th anniversary of Harrodsburg, Kentucky by providing 71 Soldiers, four vehicles, a color guard, and marching during the parade throughout downtown on June 8, 2024.

Soldiers with I Company, 429th Bridge Support Battalion, 75th Troop Command, received the Phillip A. Connelly Award during an awards dinner at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago May 17, 2024. 

The BSB joined other food service professionals from every branch of the military who were also receiving awards for being the top of their branches food service units. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)
56th Connelly Award goes to Kentucky
June 13, 2024
India Company's field kitchen Soldiers took home the Phillip A. Connelly Award as the Army National Guard’s Field Kitchen winner for their excellence in Army Food Service.

Gold Star family members come together during the 10th Riverboat Ride hosted by Survivors Outreach Services aboard the Belle of Cincinnati on the Ohio River, June 2 2024. This annual event brings together surviving family members of fallen U.S. Army Soldiers and senior military leaders for a day of remembrance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Kaitlin Baudendistel)
Gold Star Families share tenth cruise on the Ohio River
June 12, 2024
More than 350 family members of Service members lost in the line of duty gathered on the Belle of Cincinnati June 2, 2024, to attend the tenth SOS Riverboat Ride along the Ohio River.

Soldiers with the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, pose for a photo with the Sons of the American Revolution at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on June 8, 2024. The 103rd BSB supported the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg by participating in posting the colors, marching in the parade, and providing a static display of military vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)
Kentucky guardsmen support 250th anniversary parade
June 10, 2024
The Kentucky National Guard 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, (BSB) out of Harrodsburg, proudly supported the 250th anniversary of Harrodsburg, Kentucky by providing 71 Soldiers, four vehicles, a color guard, and marching during the parade throughout downtown on June 8, 2024.

Kentucky Army National Guard Col. John Harvey was promoted during a ceremony in front of his family, friends, and colleagues inside the Wellman Auditorium at the Boone National Guard Center on May 24, 2024. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)
Director of Operations promoted to Colonel
June 5, 2024
Kentucky Army National Guard Col. John Harvey was promoted during a ceremony in front of his family, friends, and colleagues inside the Wellman Auditorium at the Boone National Guard Center on May 24, 2024. The ceremony highlighted the remarkable career and achievements of Harvey, showcasing his dedication and commitment to service.

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing takes off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 22, 2024, bearing the distinctive livery displayed on U.S. aircraft during World War II. The plane will fly over France on June 6 as part of observances for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy to turn the tide of the war in Europe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)
Ky. Air Guard to fly D-Day observance in France with unique aircraft
June 4, 2024
A crew of Kentucky Air National Guardsmen departed for France in May aboard an aircraft emblazoned with distinctive World War II “Invasion Stripes” to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The aircraft, a Kentucky Air Guard C-130J Super Hercules, will fly over France June 6 as part of scheduled D-Day observances,

The Army and Air Kentucky National Guard performed the presentation of colors at the Memorial Day ceremony held at Boone National Guard Center on May 27, 2024. The ceremony was followed by the playing of the National Anthem.
Kentucky National Guard remembers recently fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day
May 29, 2024
For the U.S. Armed Forces, Memorial Day transcends picnics and pool days. It is a solemn day of remembrance for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation’s freedom. For the Kentucky National Guard, it is important to remember those who have sacrificed while preparing for duty stateside and overseas.