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JFHQ NEWS

Guardsman assumes command, embarking on new active-duty leadership role
August 8, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bryan M. Howay takes command of First Army Division East from Maj. Gen. Mark H. Landes during a ceremony held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 14, 2023.

Kentucky National Guard honors U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers in armory renaming
August 3, 2023
U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers and Rocky Adkins, the senior advisor to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, meet with Kentucky Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton during a ceremony at the Kentucky National Guard armory in Monticello, Kentucky, July 24, 2023.

Kentucky Infantry officer promoted to brigadier general, receives first salute from his son
July 27, 2023
Brig. Gen. Joseph D. Lear speaks to friends and family during a ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., July 26, 2023

Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Provides support at Cybersecurity Training Event
July 5, 2023
Col. William Draper, chaplin, Kentucky Army National Guard, prepares to deliver a sermon for attendees of the Cyber Shield Training exercise at the Camp Robinson chapel, Little Rock Ark., June 2-16, 2023. More than 800 National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and civilian cyber professionals from around the world gather during this year’s Cyber Shield Training exercise. More than 25 states and territories will participate in the event and will make a signifiacnt milestone as members from five State Partnership Programs join forces with the National Guard cyber teams for the first time during the event. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffery Reno)

New Command Team ushers in a new era for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion
May 25, 2023
Lt. Col. Jacob McKinney relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Parton turned over responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Reed.

First KYNG Signal Chief Warrant Officer 5 signs off the net
May 23, 2023
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jennifer Ritchie, Recruiting and Retention Battalion officer strength manager, presents a retirement gift to Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Barker, Joint Forces Headquarters, Kentucky National Guard, during his retirement ceremony in Frankfort, Ky, April 27, 2023. Barker is retiring after 39 years of service. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Carla Raisler Kentucky National Guard)

Letters from Bataan: A Kentucky POW’s letters found after 75 years
April 13, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. Jennings Bryan Scanlon from the Service Record, World War I and II in an undated photo album. Scanlon mobilized to the Philippine Islands with the 192nd Tank Battalion shortly before World War II began in the Pacific and was captured as part of the Bataan Death March. Scanlon died shortly after in a POW Camp. (Photo courtesy of the Harrodsburg, Ky. veterans' community).

Kentucky's H2F conducts first ever Performance Course aimed at helping recruiters
March 28, 2023
H2F holds Performance Course for KYARNG recruiters

Time capsule left by decorated Kentucky Guard MP unit found in Fort McCoy barracks nearly two decades after unit left for Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 20, 2023
Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s 617th Military Police Company are shown ikn November 2004 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The unit, before they were deployed to Iraq, were mobilized at Fort McCoy and had left a time capsule in a barracks at McCoy that was discovered in late 2022 by contractors working on Fort McCoy barracks. The company placed the makeshift time capsule in the walls of the barracks thinking they’d come back to it after their deployment completed in 2005 but they forgot about it. The 617th completed their mobilization at Fort McCoy from October to November 2004 and then their demobilization a year later. The unit also is one of the most decorated combat National Guard military police units after completing that deployment. (Contributed photo)

Kentucky Guardsman takes charge of active-duty division
March 9, 2023
Brig. Gen. Bryan M. Howay speaks during the Spring 2023 Commander's Forum at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Feb. 23, 2023.

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