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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.

Frances Wilkins, widow of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Wilkins, holds the plaque for the building renaming in remembrance of Joe Wilkins at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky on May 24, 2024. Joe Wilkins was one of the three full-time employees who made WHFRTC a major state training site. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)
Building Renaming Ceremony Honors CW5 (Ret.) Joe Wilkins
May 28, 2024
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Wilkins was honored with a renaming ceremony recognizing his remarkable 52 years of service, both in and out of uniform. On May 20, 2024, families and friends of Wilkins gathered at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, as the Garrison Training Command headquarters building was officially named the "CW5 Joe N. Wilkins Building." “Dad loved being part of the Guard and supporting the Guard. That’s what he lived to do,” said Brent Wilkins, son of Joe Wilkins. “From the time he joined in 1960 until he retired in 2012, he lived the Guard. He supported the Guard.”

The Kentucky Army National Guard hosted the signing of a partnership agreement between Amteck and the U.S. Army Partnership for Success (PaYS) program at Amteck headquarters, May 20, 2024. This program provides America’s youth with a unique opportunity to serve their country while preparing for their future simultaneously. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)
Kentucky Army National Guard, Amteck forge strategic partnership benefiting all Army Soldiers through PaYS Program
May 21, 2024
The Kentucky Army National Guard hosted the signing of a partnership agreement between Amteck and the U.S. Army Partnership for Success (PaYS) program at Amteck headquarters, May 20, 2024. Maj. Gen. Hal B. Lamberton, Kentucky's Adjutant General signed the memorandum of agreement and spoke on the connection between the PaYS program and the military. “Whether you’re in the Army National Guard, active duty, or a Soldier in the Army Reserves, and even when you end your time in service or retire, you are still a Soldier,” said Lamberton. “So, for the Army PaYS Program, it really kind of mirrors that dynamic, and it’s a dynamic of taking care of our folks while they are currently serving in uniform and beyond their service.”

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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. The Sons of the American Revolution hosted the 250th anniversary of Harrodsburg being founded with a celebration parade and memorialization of some of the city’s most notable patriots. The event started with an opening ceremony at Old Fort Harrod State Park that paid tribute to the city’s illustrious history while recognizing prominent service members tied to the community dating all the way back to the American revolution. Among those honored included Col. James Harrod, George Buchanan, William Poague, Paul Froman and Thomas Prather and their families’ descendants, many of whom were present for the dedication.

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,

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.

Frances Wilkins, widow of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Wilkins, holds the plaque for the building renaming in remembrance of Joe Wilkins at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky on May 24, 2024. Joe Wilkins was one of the three full-time employees who made WHFRTC a major state training site. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)
Building Renaming Ceremony Honors CW5 (Ret.) Joe Wilkins
May 28, 2024
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Wilkins was honored with a renaming ceremony recognizing his remarkable 52 years of service, both in and out of uniform. On May 20, 2024, families and friends of Wilkins gathered at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, as the Garrison Training Command headquarters building was officially named the "CW5 Joe N. Wilkins Building." “Dad loved being part of the Guard and supporting the Guard. That’s what he lived to do,” said Brent Wilkins, son of Joe Wilkins. “From the time he joined in 1960 until he retired in 2012, he lived the Guard. He supported the Guard.”