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The Adjutant General of Kentucky, Army Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton speaks during the  229th birthday commemorating its founding at Boone National Guard Center June 24, 2021. 
During the ceremony, there was a ceremonial cake cutting where the two senior members of the Air Guard and Army Guard helped cut the cake with the two lowest ranking members in attendance of each branch.(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jesse Elboaub)
Kentucky Guard Celebrates 229th birthday
June 24, 2021
This is the first time the Kentucky Guard has publicly celebrated the date, according to Lt. Col. Stephen Martin, the State Director of Public Affairs, and Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Kentucky Army National Guard Col. Jesse Huff, the outgoing preventive medicine officer for the Kentucky Medical Detachment, and Capt. Bryan Parker, the incoming preventive medicine officer, use a cardboard box with dry ice to bait ticks for collection at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky, June 1, 2021. Huff has been collecting ticks to aid in prevention of tick-borne illnesses for more than 20 years. (photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Lance Mudd)
Ticks!
June 30, 2021
For more than twenty years, Col. Jesse Huff, the outgoing preventive medicine officer for the Kentucky Army National Guard Medical Detachment, has been collecting ticks to prevent tick-related Soldier illness and support national-level scientific studies on the species.

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Trucks from the 2113th Transportation Company of the Kentucky National Guard receive loads as apart of Operation Patriot Press during their annual training from June 2-10. The unit safely transported the 625,000 pounds of explosive ordinance between Paducah Ky., the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) in McAlester, Ok., and the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Crane, In., during Operation Patriot Press
Kentucky Guardsmen cross state lines for Operation Patriot Press
Aug. 4, 2021
The unit safely transported the 625,000 pounds of explosive ordinance between Paducah Ky., the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) in McAlester, Ok., and the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Crane, In., during Operation Patriot Press.

Maj. Tiffany Campbell, officer-in-charge of a Kentucky National Guard team that has supported a drive-thru COVID testing and vaccination site for 15 months, speaks during a ceremony to mark its closure in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on June 30, 2021. The Guard has assisted medical staff from the University of Louisville with 17,160 COVID tests and the vaccination of more than 145,230 citizens. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)
Ky. Guard reaches new COVID milestone with UofL ending drive-thru testing and vaccination site
July 1, 2021
The Kentucky National Guard has been working alongside the University of Louisville since March of 2020 in the fight against COVID. On June 20, 2021, a ceremony marked a new milestone when UofL Health closed its drive-thru testing and vaccination site in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade logo (graphic courtesy of Kentucky National Guard)
Kentucky Guard Engineers awarded top Platoon, Company
July 1, 2021
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 206th Engineers won the Itschner Award for best Engineer Company and 2nd Lt. John Cecconi of 207th Engineer Construction Company won the Munson Award for best Engineer Platoon in the Army National Guard.

Kentucky Army National Guard Col. Jesse Huff, the outgoing preventive medicine officer for the Kentucky Medical Detachment, and Capt. Bryan Parker, the incoming preventive medicine officer, use a cardboard box with dry ice to bait ticks for collection at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky, June 1, 2021. Huff has been collecting ticks to aid in prevention of tick-borne illnesses for more than 20 years. (photo by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Lance Mudd)
Ticks!
June 30, 2021
For more than twenty years, Col. Jesse Huff, the outgoing preventive medicine officer for the Kentucky Army National Guard Medical Detachment, has been collecting ticks to prevent tick-related Soldier illness and support national-level scientific studies on the species.

Chief Master Sgt. James Tongate stands at attention to accept his new role as state command chief of the Kentucky Air National Guard during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 15, 2021. Tongate previously served as human resource advisor for the 123rd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Chloe Ochs)
Tongate assumes role as state command chief for Kentucky Air Guard
June 29, 2021
Chief Master Sgt. James Tongate assumed responsibility as state command chief for Joint Force Headquarters—Air, Kentucky National Guard, during a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, May 15, 2021.

Maj. Gen. Rafael A. Ribas, deputy commander for mobilization and reserve affairs, U.S. Southern Command, receives a tour from Lt. Col. Timothy Starke, commander of 75th Troop Command, Kentucky National Guard during Tradewinds 21 at Camp Stephenson, Guyana, June 24, 2021. Tradewinds 21 is a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) sponsored Caribbean security-focused exercise in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains; working with partner nations to conduct joint, combined, and interagency training, focused on increasing regional cooperation and stability.
75th Troop Command supports SOUTHCOM during Tradewinds exercise
June 26, 2021
After more than a year of planning, 75th Troop Command, Kentucky National Guard, executed the largest U.S.-led multinational training exercise in the Caribbean this year, serving as the headquarters for base camp operations during Tradewinds 2021, June 11-26.

The Adjutant General of Kentucky, Army Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton speaks during the  229th birthday commemorating its founding at Boone National Guard Center June 24, 2021. 
During the ceremony, there was a ceremonial cake cutting where the two senior members of the Air Guard and Army Guard helped cut the cake with the two lowest ranking members in attendance of each branch.(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jesse Elboaub)
Kentucky Guard Celebrates 229th birthday
June 24, 2021
This is the first time the Kentucky Guard has publicly celebrated the date, according to Lt. Col. Stephen Martin, the State Director of Public Affairs, and Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group set up their base of operations for a Joint Task Force-Port Opening exercise known as Operation Lone Oak on June 7, 2021, at Volk Field, Wis. The objective of a JTF-PO is to establish a complete air logistics hub and surface distribution network from scratch. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vicky Spesard)
123rd CRG completes successful U.S. TRANSCOM training mission with U.S. Army
June 24, 2021
More than 100 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group joined approximately 50 Soldiers the U.S. Army’s 690th Rapid Port Opening Element to participate in Operation Lone Oak, a U.S. Transportation Command Turbo Distribution exercise held June 7-12, 2021.