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U.S. Air Force pararescuemen execute precision parachute landings at Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour, Ind., Sept. 4, 2023, as part of the PJ Rodeo. The biennial event, which tests the capabilities of pararescue Airmen across the service, was hosted by the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
Air Force Special Warfare operators compete for title as top pararescuemen
Sept. 7, 2023
Special Warfare operators across the U.S. Air Force are in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 3-9 to vie for the title of top pararescuemen during the 2023 PJ Rodeo.

Children sit in the back of a UH-60 Black Hawk at the 2023 Frankfort Aviation Day in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sept. 16, 2023. The Black Hawk is one of the primary aircraft used by the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in tactical and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Caleb Sooter)
KYNG Elevates Aviation Day at Capital City Airport
Sept. 17, 2023
Aviation enthusiasts, families, and community members converged in Frankfort on September 16, 2023, to celebrate Aviation Day at Capital City Airport. In addition to the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade (TAB), the event included Kentucky State Police (KSP), Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), DreamFlight Charities, local aviation organizations, local police and fire units and others.

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Retired Army Col. Tom Little looks through old issues of the Kentucky Guardsman at a local restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky on Jan. 17, 2024. Little, former commander of the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs detachment, donated almost 40 issues from his personal collection to the Kentucky National Guard to help preserve it's history. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)
Retired Guardsman donates missing KY National Guard magazines
Feb. 16, 2024
In January 2024, a retired public affairs officer donated forgotten pieces of Kentucky’s military history to the Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office in Frankfort. Retired Army Col. Tom Little was preparing his belongings for a move into a new home when he came across his old military documents. Among those documents were copies of previously published issues of The Kentucky Guardsmen and The Bluegrass Guard. These printed newsletters were under his responsibility when he served as the commander of the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD) during the 1970s and 1980s.

Senior leaders from the Kentucky National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ecuador pose for a group photo in front of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Frankfort, Ky., during their State Partnership Program's Key Leader Engagement Jan. 30, 2024 During the four-day visit, the Ecuadorians visited multiple locations in Frankfort, they participated in capability briefings by the Kentucky Army National Guard and Kentucky Emergency Management, toured the capitol, and had a highlight visit with Governor Andy Beshear. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Kentucky Guard hosts Ecuadorian military for leader engagement
Feb. 13, 2024
Eight senior ranking officials representing Ecuador’s Army, Navy and Air Force got to hear and see what the Kentucky National Guard was about and build bonds between the two countries that are beneficial to both countries.

Chief Warrant Officer Four Timothy Collins' children pin on his ranks during his promotion ceremony at the Wellman Auditorium on the Boone Center in Frankfort, Kentucky Jan. 22, 2024.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)
Number one specialty branch recruiter named by NGB promoted to CW4
Jan. 24, 2024
This promotion ceremony highlighted Collins and his career accomplishments. He was recognized as the number one specialty branch recruiter by the National Guard Bureau (NGB) across all 54 states and territories.

Retired Brig. Gen. Steve King, Kentucky National Guard’s state-level chief of staff, talks with Sgt. Logan Martin and Spc. Caleb Broughton, truck drivers with the 2112th Transportation Company while taking part in the maintenance terrain walk at the Readiness Center in Burlington, Ky., Jan. 21, 2024. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
75th Troop Command Unit Host Maintenance Terrain Walk
Jan. 22, 2024
The MTW is a leader development program for battalion commanders. Its purpose is to assure a high level of awareness and command interest in field maintenance by ensuring senior commanders understand how their maintenance program operates.

Spc. Phillip Gallardo gets promoted to sergeant by his mother, Fawn, doing the going away ceremony for 1st Platoon, 299th Chemical Company, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Ryle High school in Union Ky., Jan 13, 2024.  There was one more specialist that was promoted to sergeant alongside Gallardo as well as a sergeant to Staff Sgt. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)
Kentucky Soldiers set to deploy for Spartan Shield
Jan. 13, 2024
The families of the nearly 20 Soldiers filled the high school auditorium as they prepared to say goodbye to their loved one for the next 365 days.

Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks with local business owners at the Wellman Auditorium on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky on Dec. 14, 2023. The business owners were getting to know what the National Guard can do for employers at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve business luncheon. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Andy Dickson)
Bridging Two Worlds: Kentucky ESGR hosts civic leaders to improve lives of citizen-Soldiers
Jan. 10, 2024
Maj. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, Kentucky's adjutant general, and retired Brig. Gen. Mike Richie, the Kentucky ESGR committee’s state chairman, addressed business and civic leaders during the 2023 Leadership KY Conference hosted in Frankfort, Dec. 14, 2023. Their dual purpose was to highlight the Kentucky National Guard's roles and importance of supporting troops.

Col. J.B. Richmond relinquished command of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to incoming Commander, Col. Brandye Williams during a ceremony held on December 2, 2023 at the Richmond, Ky. armory. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joy Himmelsbach)
Legion Brigade welcomes first female commander
Jan. 5, 2024
Command of the largest brigade in the Kentucky National Guard changed hands during a ceremony at the armory in Richmond, Dec. 2, 2023. During the event, Army Col. J.B. Richmond handed the reins of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade over to Col. Brandye Williams.

Kentucky Army National Guard Master Sgt. Michael Meredith poses with his wife, Maritza, and their two sons, in Fall of 2023. (courtesy photo)
Kentucky’s Adoption Assistance Program expands growing Guard family
Jan. 4, 2024
The Military Family Assistance Trust (MFAST) Funds enables Guardsmen like Army Master Sgt. Michael Meredith, the senior human resources noncommissioned officer for the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, to overcome challenges faced when adopting a new member into their family.