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Master Sgt. Seth Carter, of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1123rd Engineer Company (Sapper), watches Soldiers participate in a training exercise with U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2021.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cassandra Mullins)
Newly appointed first sergeant credits Kentucky National Guard for life success
Sept. 22, 2021
Carter recently reflected on his life and military service from a makeshift office near the U.S. Capitol grounds, where he joined more than 140 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers who volunteered to support civilian law enforcement, a mission that began in the lead up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration in January.

Brig. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, adjutant general for Kentucky concluded the conference with a “state of the Guard,” highlighting the unique and challenging year Guardsmen have faced during for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond)
Guardsmen share ideas during state conference
Oct. 6, 2021
Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard gathered at the Sloan Convention Center for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. The Guardsmen who are members of the association come together annually for professional development and to discuss career and operational updates. Each member can provide a voice from Kentucky to elected officials in Washington, D.C.

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Retired Lt. Col. Dick Stoops describes an M114A2 Howitzer on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky on May 10, 2021.  Stoops restored the decommissioned gun during the summer of 2021 (U.S. Army photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Elbouab).
Kentucky National Guard Veteran restores howitzer
Oct. 20, 2021
A retired Kentucky National Guard member returned a decommissioned Howitzer to its former glory on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., during the summer of 2021.

A Kentucky Army National Guard soldier receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Bluegrass Army Depot, in Richmond, KY, October 16, 2021. Soldiers and Airmen received the vaccine as part of Operation Fortified Guardian for the Kentucky National Guard. (Kentucky Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Damon)
Ky. Guard ramps up COVID vaccination for Troops
Oct. 19, 2021
More than 600 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen over the weekend. As of Monday, Oct. 18, approximately 70 percent of the force have received their first vaccination and 58 percent have received their second vaccination.

Class 63-21 pose in front of the State Capitol building after their officer commissioning ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 27, 2021. The eight officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 63-21 became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest second lieutenants. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jesse Elbouab)
The Kentucky National Guard welcomes its newest officers at the State Capitol
Oct. 6, 2021
Family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen were in attendance for the officer commissioning ceremony inside the rotunda of the State Capitol building Sept. 27. Eight officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 63-21 became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest second lieutenants.

Capt. Timothy Wang poses with his wife and son after the Officer Candidate School graduation at the state Capitol building Sept. 25, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jesse Elboaub)
First-Gen immigrant teaches Kentucky’s newest officers
Oct. 6, 2021
Capt. Timothy Wang was just twelve years old when he and his family immigrated from China to the United States. He and his family left so that his father could pursue higher education and start a new life in the U.S. They sold everything they had in China and left their previous lives behind. Now, Wang is an officer candidate school instructor at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Ky. In his prolific military career, Wang has served as both a non-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps and as a commissioned officer in the National Guard, first in Kansas, and now in Kentucky.

Brig. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, adjutant general for Kentucky concluded the conference with a “state of the Guard,” highlighting the unique and challenging year Guardsmen have faced during for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond)
Guardsmen share ideas during state conference
Oct. 6, 2021
Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard gathered at the Sloan Convention Center for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. The Guardsmen who are members of the association come together annually for professional development and to discuss career and operational updates. Each member can provide a voice from Kentucky to elected officials in Washington, D.C.

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Lithograph

stone: 37.15 × 62.23 cm (14 5/8 × 24 1/2 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1946.9.356
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, to 1946; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Charge of the Forlorn Hope
Oct. 6, 2021
The “Charge of the Forlorn Hope” during the Battle of the Thames on November 5, 1813, was one of the most heroic events in the annals of Kentucky’s Military History, in which twenty Kentuckians rode in the face of an enemy to certain death, to attract their fire, so that their companions might make an advantageous assault.

Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard get a group photo during this years Cyber Shield, a nationwide cyber security exercise, held at Camp Williams, Utah July 10-24. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jeffrey Reno)
Cyber Shield 2021
Sept. 29, 2021
This year, cyber professionals from the Kentucky National Guard, the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Louisville Metro Government, and law enforcement partners all joined the cyber fight.

The last of eight C-130 H-model aircraft departs the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 24, 2021, as the 123rd Airlift Wing prepares to convert to the C-130J Super Hercules. The unit is slated to begin receiving the most modern variant of the venerable transport plane on Nov. 6. In the meantime, the departing H-models — which the Kentucky Air Guard has flown since 1992 — are being transferred to the Delaware Air National Guard. Tail number 11233 has logged 9,967 hours of flight time all over the world, supporting every kind of mission from humanitarian airlift to combat resupply operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)
Last C-130H rolls down the stretch at Kentucky Air Guard
Sept. 24, 2021
The last C-130H aircraft assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing departed the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 24, 2021, for its new home at the Delaware Air Guard.