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The commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion, Army Lt. Col. Curtis Persinger, talks to the Soldiers of 438th Military Police Company and their families during the departure ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8639 Sept. 7, 2022. This detachment from the 438th MP Co. will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian and will join up with their fellow 438th MP’s who are also deployed to Kosovo. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Military Police head for deployment
Sept. 7, 2022
The detachment from the 438th MP Co. will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian and will join up with their fellow 438th MP’s who deployed to Kosovo.

Army Sgt. Ronnie Banks, a maintenance section leader with the 207th Engineers and a production controller in the field maintenance shop (FMS) 6 on his full time side, stayed at the Jackson armory while it was flooding the night of July J8, 2022. The Armory sits on the North Fork Kentucky River, whose waters rose to over 43 feet. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Too Blessed to be Stressed
Sept. 1, 2022
Sgt. Ronnie Banks is a maintenance section leader with the 207th Engineer Company and a full-time technician as a production controller at FMS 6, which flooded when the North Fork Kentucky River rose to over 43 feet on July 28.

Staff Sgt. David Hall, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 207th Engineer Company, shows the damage flood waters did to his yard after the flooding that took out the first level of his house in Hazard, Ky. Hall watched rushing flood waters rise and destroy the first story of his house from a hill behind his home which sits about 20 yards from Troublesome Creek. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)
I just wanted to help
Aug. 29, 2022
One of those Soldiers was Staff Sgt. David Hall, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 207th Engineers. Hall watched rushing flood waters rise and destroy the first story of his house from a hill behind his home which sits about 20 yards from Troublesome Creek.

Army Sgt. Kathleen Thomassy-Mills stands where her home used to be in Hazard after the flood waters broke her home into pieces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Nothing Left
Aug. 25, 2022
Due to the flooding that hit Thomassy's family’s home in July, she lost everything, forcing her and her husband and children to live in a camper that was provided by her grandfather and is sitting in her neighbor’s front yard. But despite all that, and even not having uniforms to wear since hers were washed away in the flood waters, she only took a week off before returning to work, showing her dedication and selfless service.

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Army Maj. Jack Rachau introduces the newly commissioned officers in a ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotundra in Frankfort, Ky. on Sept. 24, 2022. The new officers will be pinned by family and friends at the ceremony as part of commissioning tradition. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)
Kentucky National Guard celebrates its newest officers
Sept. 26, 2022
Seven Kentucky National Guard Soldiers were commissioned to second lieutenant in a ceremony in the rotunda at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. on Sept. 24, 2022. Officer Candidate class 64-22 received their commissions with family and friends present after attending the 18-month Officer Candidate School held by the 238th Regional Training Institute (RTI) in Greenville, Ky.

A team of Kentucky National Guard signal leaders, who were handpicked based on their expertise, pose for a photo Aug. 15 outside Bataillon d’Intervention Rapide, a quick reaction military unit in Djibouti. The Kentucky team assisted Djiboutian service members with programming and validating tactical radio communications, assisted in setting up and configuring new computer monitors and talked through big picture power generation and network management with a senior Djiboutian signal leader. From left to right are Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Reno, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 138th Field Artillery Brigade; Sgt. Corey Davis, Joint Force Headquarters, wireless communications; Staff Sgt. Michael Kaiser, Joint Force Headquarters, wireless communications; and Maj. Stephen Young, the J6 plans/policy officer for the Kentucky National Guard’s Directorate of Information Management. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cassandra Mullins)
Kentucky Guard signal leaders swap knowledge, build relationships with counterparts in partner nation Djibouti
Sept. 12, 2022
Although the early-morning sun was still low in the sky, temperatures were already hovering near 100 degrees, as a small group of Kentucky National Guard signal leaders made their way in utility vehicles across the rugged, barren terrain of sunbaked Djibouti, a small country in East Africa.

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., from Lockheed-Martin Corp. In Marietta, Ga., Aug. 25, 2022. The plane is the eighth J-model to be delivered to the 123rd Airlift Wing since November, completing the unit’s transition from legacy-model C-130H transports. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
Wing completes aircraft modernization with arrival of eighth C-130J Super Hercules
Sept. 11, 2022
The 123rd Airlift Wing welcomed its eighth C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 25, 2022, completing the unit’s transition from legacy C-130H transports.

Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron a conduct riot-control exercise at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif., May 18, 2022. The event was part of law-and-order training completed by more than 20 unit members over six days in central California. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)
Security Forces conduct specialized law-enforcement training
Sept. 10, 2022
Twenty-two Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron recently conducted a week of training San Luis Obispo, California, focused on supporting law enforcement.

Command Chief Master Sgt. Steven Best engages with service members from the 123rd Airlift Wing, after assuming the role of wing command chief for the Kentucky Air National Guard in Louisville, Ky., May 3, 2022. Best has served with the wing since 1998 in the 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, and was awarded First Sergeant of the Year for the wing in 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
123rd Airlift Wing welcomes new command chief
Sept. 10, 2022
The 123rd Airlift Wing welcomed a new wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Steven D. Best, to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, May 3, 2022.

The commander of the 198th Military Police Battalion, Army Lt. Col. Curtis Persinger, talks to the Soldiers of 438th Military Police Company and their families during the departure ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8639 Sept. 7, 2022. This detachment from the 438th MP Co. will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian and will join up with their fellow 438th MP’s who are also deployed to Kosovo. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Military Police head for deployment
Sept. 7, 2022
The detachment from the 438th MP Co. will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian and will join up with their fellow 438th MP’s who deployed to Kosovo.

Army Sgt. Ronnie Banks, a maintenance section leader with the 207th Engineers and a production controller in the field maintenance shop (FMS) 6 on his full time side, stayed at the Jackson armory while it was flooding the night of July J8, 2022. The Armory sits on the North Fork Kentucky River, whose waters rose to over 43 feet. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Too Blessed to be Stressed
Sept. 1, 2022
Sgt. Ronnie Banks is a maintenance section leader with the 207th Engineer Company and a full-time technician as a production controller at FMS 6, which flooded when the North Fork Kentucky River rose to over 43 feet on July 28.

Staff Sgt. David Hall, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 207th Engineer Company, shows the damage flood waters did to his yard after the flooding that took out the first level of his house in Hazard, Ky. Hall watched rushing flood waters rise and destroy the first story of his house from a hill behind his home which sits about 20 yards from Troublesome Creek. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)
I just wanted to help
Aug. 29, 2022
One of those Soldiers was Staff Sgt. David Hall, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 207th Engineers. Hall watched rushing flood waters rise and destroy the first story of his house from a hill behind his home which sits about 20 yards from Troublesome Creek.