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Army Pfc. Adrian Shifflett with the 2061st Multi Role Bridge Company, opens the water spout on his Army Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicle during the mission in Marion, Kentucky July 1, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Guardsmen aid in water shortage
July 5, 2022
The Soldiers with the 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company as well as the 206th Engineer Battalion, 201st Engineer Battalion, and 103rd Chemical Battalion have been working with Kentucky Emergency Management on efficient ways to source water from local rivers due to the recent low levels from Old Town Lake, which is the town’s water source.

More than 150 Airmen, friends and family members attend Military Appreciation Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., June 12, 2022, to honor Tech. Sgt. Travis Brown, a pararescueman from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron who died Feb. 16. One of the races on the day's card was named in honor of Brown and concluded with eight of his fellow 123rd STS Airmen presenting the trophy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)
Churchill Downs honors fallen Kentucky Guard Special Tactics Airman
July 4, 2022
Churchill Downs honored a fallen Kentucky Air National Guardsman in Louisville, Ky., June 12, 2022, staging a thoroughbred horse race in his name as part of military appreciation day.

Kentucky Army National Guard and Ecuadorian enlisted instructors pose for a group photo at the rappel tower at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. on June 29, 2022. Ecuadorian enlisted servicemembers visited the 238th RTI to exchange instructor techniques and procedures in part of the State Partnership Program. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)
Kentucky Army National Guard instructors meet with Ecuadorian instructors
June 30, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard instructors met with six Ecuadorian enlisted instructors at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky. on June 27-30, 2022. Senior noncommissioned officer instructors from the 238th Regional Training Institute (RTI) met with senior noncommissioned officer instructors from Ecuador’s Army and Air Force in an engagement to share ideas on how to train their servicemembers.

For the fifth straight year, a Kentucky Army National Guard engineer unit was named the best in the Guard.
KYARNG engineer company receives outstanding engineer award
June 27, 2022
For the fifth straight year, a Kentucky Army National Guard engineer unit was named the best in the Guard.

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Spc. Andrew Melton with Delta Company, 1-149th Infantry poses for a photo during his work at the First Church of God in Hazard, Ky. Aug. 10, 2022. Melton was in charge of the point of distribution for Breathitt County and the surrounding areas during the flooding in Eastern Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)
Kentucky Soldier’s passion drives him to help flood victims
Aug. 13, 2022
One of those Soldiers that stepped into help was Spc. Andrew Melton with Delta Company, 1-149th Infantry. He was in charge of the POD for Breathitt County at the First Church of God in Hazard.

Pfc. Tristian Hines, of Somerset, Ky., poses for a photo after his First formation where he met his unit July, 21, 2022. Hines arrived at his unit Ranger and Airborne qualified thanks to the Ranger Training Leadership Initiative (RTLI) program, a program in which only National Guard Soldiers qualify for. He was the first Kentucky Guardsman to successfully complete the process. (Courtesy asset)
Soldier perseveres to become a first in Kentucky National Guard
Aug. 12, 2022
Pfc. Tristian Hines, of Somerset, Ky., who will be joining the 1-149th Infantry, he was Ranger qualified before he even received his unit’s patch at First Formation July 21, 2022.

Sgt. Austin Morrison, Spc. Donnie Brinson, and Spc. Christopher Stockdale with the 1163rd Medical Co., 75th Troop Command help load water, food and other supplies for flood victims in Whitesburg, Ky. The Soldiers are part of a point of distribution site at Letcher County Central High School. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)
Soldier uses local ties to help bring community back from flooding
Aug. 12, 2022
For Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Dyal from 577th Engineer Company, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, he was eager to answer that call for help. He has been working at several point of distribution (POD) sites, making sure residents receive water and supplies. He has been wearing multiple hats while in charge of a very large POD at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg.

Career photos spanning the 20 plus careeer of of Col. Shaune Jones, Kentucky National Guard (Courtesy Footage)
Guarding from a Distance: One Kentucky Officer’s Non-Traditional Approach to serving the Commonwealth
Aug. 10, 2022
An in-depth look at one Kentucky Officer’s Non-Traditional Approach to serving the Kentucky National Guard.

Kentucky Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC, conduct hoist and land rescue mission for victims of flooding in eastern Kentucky on July 28, 2022. Pilots and crew with the MEDEVAC have been working constantly for days to rescue victims trapped on house roofs, trees, and other high points to avoid floodwaters. (Courtesy photos by Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC)
National Guard army aviation rescue operations in eastern Kentucky floods
Aug. 3, 2022
As rain continues to hit most of the eastern part of the state, Kentucky Army Aviation crews carry on their mission of search and rescue and move on to air dropping supplies to Kentuckians in need. Pilots and crews from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade have worked non-stop since July 28, 2022 to support communities using a combination of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and UH-72 Lakota helicopters.

Fifty-six Soldiers from Bravo Co. 2/147th and two medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, or HHC, posed for a photo on July 14th at Camp Grayling Airfield in Grayling, MI. They went north to Michigan's northern peninsula to conduct annual training.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jesse Elbouab)
2/147th Bravo Co. Renegades take over Camp Grayling Airfield to Conduct Annual Training
July 26, 2022
Fifty-six Soldiers from Bravo Co. 2/147th and two medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, or HHC, loaded five UH-60 helicopters on July 9th in Frankfort, Ky., and made their way north to Camp Grayling Airfield on Michigan's northern peninsula to conduct annual training.

Participants for MREP 2022 work together on team building exercises at Camp Nymindegab July 7, 2022. MREP is a program that houses almost 130 participants from 6 different nations, to increase interoperability, strengthen partnerships, and to enhance professional development between allies.
Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP) National Guard & Reserve Growing Partnerships to Last a Lifetime
July 26, 2022
The Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP) was hosted at Camp Nymindegab, Denmark July 1-8, 2022 by the Danish Home Guard (DHG). Over 50 reservists and National Guard members from 18 different states and Puerto Rico, combined with around 90 military members from four countries including, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania took part in this joint, multinational program. The MREP, selects United States National Guard and Reserve members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The selected participants are part of a one-for-one exchange of personnel from a NATO allied country.

Soldiers fire their pistols down range as part of the annual
TAG Match
July 26, 2022
The event brings together the state's top marksmen to participate as individuals as well as a team. All team members had to be from the same battalion or equivalent type unit