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2nd Lt. Jennifer Korth became the Kentucky National Guard's first female infantry officer up completing Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course in January 2022. Korth is assigned to the 1-149th Infantry Battalion. (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo)
Resiliency leads to the Kentucky National Guard’s first female infantry officer
Jan. 4, 2023
In January 2022, the Kentucky Army National Guard welcomed the commonwealth’s first female infantry officer to the team.

Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, commander of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade, shares a laugh with his family at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., after he and his unit arrived home from their deployment to Kosovo Nov. 17, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Mountain Warriors Complete NATO Mission
Dec. 21, 2022
Approximately 200 Soldiers returned from their mission in Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The Soldiers were part of NATO’s Kosovo Forces (KFOR) mission as KFOR 30, representing the thirtieth rotation for U.S. Soldiers.

Command Sgt. Maj. David Page (left) introduces Army Spc. Garner Offutt (center) to Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead (right) as the Kentucky National Guard's Soldier of the Year for 2023 in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 3, 2023. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen before the holidays. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)
Senior enlisted advisor visits Kentucky soldiers
Dec. 13, 2022
The National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor visited Kentucky to meet Soldiers and answer questions in Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville, Ky. on Dec. 4, 2022. Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) Tony Whitehead visited Soldiers with the 138th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB); 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade (TAB); Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command (TC); the 223rd Military Police Company; and the 202nd Army Band before the holiday season to take questions about the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief, National Guard Bureau position.

Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead addresses the University of Kentucky Air and Army Reserves Officer Training Corp (ROTC) at the University of Kentucky's Seaton Center in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 5, 2022. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky to recognize soldiers and airmen for their accomplishments throughout the year and meet with local ROTC cadets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)
National Guard SEA visits Kentucky ROTC program
Dec. 12, 2022
The National Guard’s senior enlisted advisor visited the University of Kentucky (UK) and Kentucky State University (KSU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets at their respective campuses in Lexington and Frankfort, Ky. on Dec. 5, 2022. Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, visited both universities to talk to cadets on the importance of building strong relationships and communication between the officer and enlisted corps early in their careers and how essential their leadership training is to the future of the force.

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Col. Jonathan Doyle, Provost Marshal/Protection Director of IMCOM speaks to Soldiers standing in front of the ASA-Black Sea fire station at MK Air Base on 20 January, 2023.
ASA-Black Sea Fire Department wins IMCOM-E Fire Department of the Year and Military Officer of the Year, recognized by IMCOM leaders
Feb. 7, 2023
The fire department at ASA-Black Sea is responsible for providing fire protection and emergency services to the base and its surrounding areas, along with inspections throughout the installation to ensure fire prevention.

Jason P. Penn, a staff member with Joint Forces Headquarters, Kentucky Army National Guard, is promoted to colonel during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 2023.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs)
Kentucky Infantry officer promoted to colonel
Jan. 30, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jason P. Penn was promoted to the rank of colonel during a ceremony at Wellman Armory in Frankfort, Ky. on Jan. 18, 2023. Maj. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, Kentucky’s adjutant general, hosted the event and provided remarks.

Army 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard presents a folded flag to Paulette Ross, daughter of Master Sgt. Wilma Ross, a retiree of the Kentucky Army National Guard at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Ky. on Dec. 9, 2022. Wilma Ross retired after 24 years of service and passed away at the age of 81. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)
First female Kentucky Army National Guard master sergeant honored
Jan. 12, 2023
Retired Army Master Sgt. Wilma J. Ross, 81, was laid to rest with military honors at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Ky., on Dec. 3, 2022. Ross, from Shelbyville, served more than 24 years in the military and was the first female to be promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the Kentucky Army National Guard.

2nd Lt. Jennifer Korth became the Kentucky National Guard's first female infantry officer up completing Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course in January 2022. Korth is assigned to the 1-149th Infantry Battalion. (U.S. Army National Guard courtesy photo)
Resiliency leads to the Kentucky National Guard’s first female infantry officer
Jan. 4, 2023
In January 2022, the Kentucky Army National Guard welcomed the commonwealth’s first female infantry officer to the team.

Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, commander of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade, shares a laugh with his family at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., after he and his unit arrived home from their deployment to Kosovo Nov. 17, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Mountain Warriors Complete NATO Mission
Dec. 21, 2022
Approximately 200 Soldiers returned from their mission in Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. The Soldiers were part of NATO’s Kosovo Forces (KFOR) mission as KFOR 30, representing the thirtieth rotation for U.S. Soldiers.

Command Sgt. Maj. David Page (left) introduces Army Spc. Garner Offutt (center) to Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead (right) as the Kentucky National Guard's Soldier of the Year for 2023 in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 3, 2023. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen before the holidays. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)
Senior enlisted advisor visits Kentucky soldiers
Dec. 13, 2022
The National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor visited Kentucky to meet Soldiers and answer questions in Lexington, Frankfort, and Louisville, Ky. on Dec. 4, 2022. Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) Tony Whitehead visited Soldiers with the 138th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB); 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade (TAB); Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 75th Troop Command (TC); the 223rd Military Police Company; and the 202nd Army Band before the holiday season to take questions about the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief, National Guard Bureau position.

Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead addresses the University of Kentucky Air and Army Reserves Officer Training Corp (ROTC) at the University of Kentucky's Seaton Center in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 5, 2022. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky to recognize soldiers and airmen for their accomplishments throughout the year and meet with local ROTC cadets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)
National Guard SEA visits Kentucky ROTC program
Dec. 12, 2022
The National Guard’s senior enlisted advisor visited the University of Kentucky (UK) and Kentucky State University (KSU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets at their respective campuses in Lexington and Frankfort, Ky. on Dec. 5, 2022. Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, SEA to the chief, National Guard Bureau, visited both universities to talk to cadets on the importance of building strong relationships and communication between the officer and enlisted corps early in their careers and how essential their leadership training is to the future of the force.

Warrant Officer 2 Creed shares a laugh with his wife and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kevin Keith after the departure ceremony held at the Army Aviation Support Facility Hanger on Boone National Guard Center Nov. 16, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Kentucky Aviators set to deploy to Africa
Nov. 16, 2022
Soldiers with Detachment 4, Charlie Company, 2/245th Aviation Regiment, 63rd Theater Aviation Battalion will be charged with flying C-12 King Air fixed wing aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During their deployment they will be providing air movement support throughout the Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) area of responsibility.