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The Eighth Kentucky and the Battle Above the Clouds
November 24, 2021
— Every war has its iconic images or photographs, capturing for posterity, depicting a moment defining a battle or conflict. During the Second World War, one such moment was captured on February 23, 1945, with the Stars and Stripes being raised over Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima, by five Marines. Just over eighty years before this event, six Union Soldiers from Kentucky, were captured in a photograph accomplishing a similar mission atop Lookout Mountain, located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, during what would become known as the “Battle Above the Clouds.” ...
Kentucky National Guard documented in Kentucky visual history series
November 23, 2021
— Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard will be featured in a photo series documenting Kentuckians, to include Soldiers training at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., in November 2021. James Southard, a fine arts photographer with the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project (KDPP), wanted to include the Kentucky National Guard in the visual history series after conducting his own research on his father’s military career. ...
More than art
November 22, 2021
— Chaplain (Capt.) Gregory Christopher Granderson is the state support chaplain full-time and drills with the 206th Engineer Battalion, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. ...
November 19, 2021
— Kentucky's Best Warrior Competition is a series of events held over four days to test a Soldier's fitness, technical knowledge, and combat skills. The winners are awarded the opportunity to compete in Spring 2022 at the regional level...
Kentucky JAG officers promote to colonel on same day
November 17, 2021
— “To my awareness, there’s never been an occasion in the Kentucky Army National Guard that we have promoted two JAG officers on the same day to full Colonel,” remarked Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, The Adjutant General...
Ky. Guard achieves COVID vaccination milestone
November 10, 2021
— More than 250 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen over the weekend. As of Wednesday, Nov. 10, approximately 91 percent of the force have received their first vaccination, and 73 percent received their second vaccination...
Kentucky military records made available for free
November 9, 2021
— Kentucky Soldiers can get access to their records with a simple phone call to the Department of the Army Military Records...
Survivor Outreach Services Hosts Day at the Races for Gold Star Families
November 8, 2021
— Nearly 700 Gold Star Family members gathered to commemorate the tenth annual Survivor Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Day at the Races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 7, 2021. S.O.S. hosts a Gold Star Family event on the first Sunday of November. This is the single largest event for S.O.S. in America. Gold Star Families attended from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia...
Kentucky Air Guard enters new era with arrival of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
November 6, 2021
— Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft buzzed over the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 6, 2021, before taxing to stop on the flight line under the spray of water cannons while a crowd of Airmen cheered their dramatic arrival...
C-130J Super Hercules aircraft being prepped for debut at Kentucky Air Guard
November 5, 2021
— Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft are being readied in California to join the Kentucky Air National Guard fleet as maintainers apply distinctive artwork to the planes’ exterior paint in preparation for their debut in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 6...
Kentucky Guard Displays Versatility and Professionalism
November 4, 2021
— Since August 31, 2021, Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have augmented hospital staff across the Commonwealth performing non-clinical tasks during a COVID-19 pandemic surge. Soldiers arrived at The Medical Center at Bowling Green not knowing what tasks they might be asked to complete, and within a few short days, began functioning as though they were seasoned employees of the hospital...
New technology reduces energy costs, improves air quality at Response Forces Facility
October 30, 2021
— The 123rd Airlift Wing’s recently dedicated Response Forces Facility features new air handling technology that can reduce energy use by up to 36 percent while improving air quality for occupants...
Official signing of the 2021 Kentucky National Guard Joint Labor-Management Agreement
October 28, 2021
— Members from the Association of Civilian Technicians (ACT) met with since promoted Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton, Kentucky Adjutant General, for the official signing of the 2021 Kentucky National Guard Joint Labor-Management Agreement, Oct. 25, 2021, on Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Ky...
Enlisting an officer: one Soldier's story of perseverance
October 28, 2021
— On Sept. 24, 2021, in a room packed with family, friends, and respected colleagues at Bowman Field Armory, Gonzalez ended his 16 years of military service as an enlisted service member to begin his officer career...
Soldiers participate in leadership engagement course
October 27, 2021
— The course intends to give leaders practical concepts and models to guide them toward better communication with their colleagues and practical engagement with their subordinates...
Kentucky Guard leaders break ground for new headquarters
October 26, 2021
— Kentucky Guardsmen and state leadership were on hand as ground was broken for the new Joint Force Headquarters building on Boone National Guard Center Oct. 26. The building has been twenty years in the making will be the first structure in the history of the Kentucky National Guard built solely for command and control of the KYNG...
Guardsman mechanic pursues future as a nurse
October 25, 2021
— Mobilized due to COVID-19 to augment Pikeville Medical Center staff handling non-clinical duties, Sgt. Janay McClain with the 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company is taking her love in helping others to a new level...
Kentucky National Guard Veteran restores howitzer
October 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...
Ky. Guard ramps up COVID vaccination for Troops
October 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...
Jenkins, Blevins, Wariner named top Airmen for 2021
October 17, 2021
— Staff Sgt. Harrison Jenkins, Master Sgt. Jacob Blevins and Master Sgt. Duane Wariner have been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2021...
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