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Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, Kentucky's Adjutant General, presented Lt. Col. Noy Boriboune, commander of the 41st Civil Support Team (CST) an award for their outstanding performance on their intense security inspections in a ceremony on Boone National Guard Center July 19. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Harrison Moore)
TAG hands out Award for Excellence
July 21, 2021
Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, Kentucky's Adjutant General, presented Lt. Col. Noy Boriboune, commander of the 41st Civil Support Team (CST) an award for their outstanding performance on their intense security inspections in a ceremony on Boone National Guard Center July 19.

Col. Bruce Bancroft (center) accepts the 123rd Airlift Wing guidon from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Wilkinson (left), Kentucky’s assistant adjutant general for Air, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 7, 2021, formally recognizing Bancroft’s assumption of command of the wing from Col. David Mounkes (right). Mounkes, who had served as wing commander since 2016, has been named director of policy for air operations, plans and programs at Joint Forces Headquarters—Kentucky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
Bancroft assumes command of 123rd Airlift Wing
Aug. 8, 2021
Col. Bruce Bancroft assumed command of the 123rd Airlift Wing during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville on Aug. 7, 2021, accepting the wing’s guidon before an audience of more than 50 socially distanced family, friends and fellow Airmen.

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Soldiers participated in the Army 10-Miler ruck march during the 10-Miler event at Bluegrass Army Depot, hosted by the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Sept. 12, 2021. About 200 runners, walkers and ruck marchers took part in this years event which opened up options to do a 5k. 10k or the full 10 mile course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Wood)
Kentucky Guard unit hosts Army 10-Miler
Sept. 15, 2021
This year's race was open to Soldiers and Airmen, their families, and the local community. The runners could run or ruck the entire ten miles or do shorter versions of 10k (6.1 miles) or 5k (3 miles).

Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers completed a medicine ball team relay exercise at CrossFit Frankfort in Frankfort, Kentucky on Sept. 9th, 2021. The relay allows an opportunity to work together as a team, and to execute proper fitness techniques they learn while participating in AXE Camp.

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Kentucky Guard Soldiers take part in AXE fitness camp
Sept. 15, 2021
Around 30 Soldiers participated in the Kentucky National Guard’s Attack Exercise through Education or “AXE” camp, at Boone National Guard Center, Sept. 7-10, 2021. The ‘AXE’ camp is based off of the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness program (H2F) and ran by Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson, the camp officer in charge and deputy brigade commander for the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). The cadre in charge of leading instruction during the week are Guardsmen who are master fitness trainers for their units and/or are civilian-certified fitness personnel.

Lt. Col. Steve Mattingly, incoming commander of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade speaks during a change of command ceremony in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 12, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond)
DCO takes charge of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade
Sept. 14, 2021
The 138th Field Artillery Brigade honored Army Col. Andrew Bates as he relinquished command to his deputy commanding officer, Army Lt. Col. Steve Mattingly, during a change of command ceremony Sept. 12, at Brigade Headquarters in Lexington, Ky.

The Adjutant General for Kentucky, Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, spoke during a ceremony at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg, Ky., dedicated to remembering those who lost their lives on 9/11 and during the Global War on Terror September 11, 2021.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alexander Hellmann)
TAG helps remember 9/11 after twenty years
Sept. 13, 2021
The event was held at Healing Field in Lawrenceburg City Park. Members of the official party included the master of ceremonies, Tim Martinez, Lawrenceburg Police Chief Bryan Taylor and State Representative James Tipton.

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Kentucky National Guard Remembering 9/11
Sept. 11, 2021
Today we hold in remembrance those we lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Beginning at 8:46 a.m., Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, and 17 minutes later, Flight 175 struck the south tower. A third flight, Flight 77, hit the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. Passengers of the fourth and final passenger airplane, Flight 93, learned about the deliberate attacks and would take back control of the plane, forcing it to impact in a field in western Pennsylvania. The nation learned shortly after that these were terroristic attacks on Americans from 19 terrorists linked to al-Qaeda. In total, 2,977 people were killed because of the hijackings.

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The Kentucky Militia in the Battle of Lake Erie
Sept. 10, 2021
On February 8, 1813, Oliver Hazard Perry was ordered to Sacket’s Harbor, New York, for duty on Lake Erie. Once he arrived at Erie, Pennsylvania, he began setting in motion his campaign on Lake Erie. Today, few Kentuckians know of the role Kentucky’s Militia played in Perry’s ultimate victory on September 10, 1813, at the Battle of Lake Erie.

Kentucky Army National Guard troops pause for a photo at the supply warehouse in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 10, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Jesse Elbouab, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Governor Beshear visits Kentucky Guard, tours COVID-19 protective equipment warehouse
Sept. 10, 2021
In March 2020, the state experienced its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases sparking the need for sterile and disposable personal protective equipment (PPE). On Sept. 14, along with First Lady Britainy Beshear and several staff members, Governor Andy Beshear visited troops and toured the PPE storage warehouse in Frankfort.

Maj. Dayna Sanders and her daughter finish the annual Diversity and Inclusion Day 5k run that was held at Boone National Guard Center Sept. 2 2021.
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Kentucky Guard and affiliates celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Day
Sept. 9, 2021
The event's theme, "Diversity of Hearts and Minds," was an overall success. It featured a guest speaker, live music, a 5K run, service booths from across the organization, and a USO-sponsored lunch.