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The story of James Tandy Ellis, 26th Kentucky Adjutant General
January 1, 2021
— This is the story of J. Tandy Ellis, the 26th Adjutant General, and his historic showing as "Tandy Claus."...
KYANG Public Affairs sweeps Media Contest
December 31, 2020
— Public Affairs Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard swept the 2019 National Guard Bureau Media Contest, taking home nine top awards before moving on to earn a first-place trophy at the U.S. Air Force level...
Kentucky Army National Guard hits recruiting numbers
December 21, 2020
— Within the National Guard, only 14 of the 54 states and territories made their enlisted mission. The Active Duty Army fell short of their enlistment goal...
123rd Mission Support Group welcomes new commander
December 18, 2020
— With friends, family and fellow Airmen in the audience, Col. George H. Imorde III assumed command of the 123rd Mission Support Group during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base Nov. 14...
Q and A with Ky. Guardsman appointed top job with First Army
December 8, 2020
— Recently the director of the Joint Staff, Brig. Gen. Bryan Howay, was selected to be the deputy commanding general for First Army West. The Public Affairs Office sat down with him to get his thoughts on what the opportunity means to him and what his role will entail...
Chris Howell is the first Physician Assistant in the Kentucky Army National Guard to achieve the rank of Colonel
November 23, 2020
— When Col. Chris Howell was promoted to the rank of colonel, his career took a historical turn. He became the first-ever Physician Assistant (PA) to achieve the standing within the Kentucky Army National Guard...
Long-term health care receives Guard support during pandemic
November 20, 2020
— Adding to a historical year, the Kentucky Guard continues to rescue our communities in need. This time, Airmen and Soldiers are joining hands with several understaffed long-term health care facilities to protect the lives of residents at these locations...
November 9, 2020
— 1st Lt. Bryan Fuller, the assistant S2 (Intelligence, security, and information operations) for the 138 Field Artillery Brigade and community president of first Southern National Bank (on the civilian side) is also a baseball player. In early 2020 Fuller found out about the opportunity to play baseball and compete again through an old college friend of his from Campbellsville University where he played baseball for 4 years as a relief pitcher...
Kentucky Legion Brigade hosts Army 10-Miler Virtual Run
November 4, 2020
— Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they dispersed the annual Army 10-Miler (ATM) competition--traditionally held in Washington, D.C.--to different hosting sites worldwide. Participants registered for the event online and submitted their scores using a phone application once they completed the run...
The extraordinary life of James Arthur Kehoe, Kentucky’s 31st Adjutant General
November 2, 2020
— In 1912 and at the age of 16, Kehoe believed he was destined to study law. On his way to Harvard University, he happened to visit his brother, William, who at the time was a Cadet at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He became enamored with the Army and soon changed his vocation...
Kentucky Army National Guard graduates four from Officer Candidate School
October 26, 2020
— Graduates of Officer Candidate School Class 62-20 included Larry Zuniga of Bowling Green, Dustin McKie-Miller of Lexington, and David Mutuse and Seth Weddle, both from Richmond, Ky. ...
Kentucky National Guard, Blue Grass Airport crash for emergency response training
October 20, 2020
— On Sept. 10, the KYNG emergency response team met with Blue Grass Airport’s first responders and practiced preparedness by answering the call to a fake accident staged on the WestLex runway at the Lexington airport. With many possible what-if scenarios, this training focused on how the team would respond to a collision involving civilian and military aircraft...
Diverse skill sets hold key to success for 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade staff at warfighter
October 15, 2020
— The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade worked alongside multiple active duty and National Guard units at the XVIII Airborne Corps (ABC) Warfighter Exercise (WFX) 21-1, conducted Oct. 1-15, at Fort Bragg, N.C...
John Brown's raid and the establishment of the Kentucky State Guard
October 14, 2020
— John Brown's raid was an effort by abolitionist John Brown and his compatriots to initiate an armed slave revolt in October 1859, by taking over the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va...
Defying the odds: How one Soldier rose up from humble beginnings to owning her own dentistry practice
October 3, 2020
— Today, that frightened child is gone. In her place stands a leader who is described by those who know her as “fierce” and an “inspiration”. While she faced obstacles from a young age, Mitisha credits the Kentucky Guard for helping her reach her life-long dream of becoming a dentist, and co-owner of her own dentistry practice in Louisville. Martin, who has served in the Kentucky Guard for 24 years, is currently in Poland on her second deployment. She is deployed with her unit, the 1163rd Area Support Medical Company, and is doing what she loves, working as a dentist...
Task Force Thunder returns to Louisville to support local law enforcement
September 28, 2020
— From Sept. 23-28, the Kentucky Guard formed a National Guard Response Force. Their mission was to augment LMPD and protect critical infrastructure sites, provide an official presence of support within the commonwealth, and enhance the safety of citizens in and around Louisville...
Cyber Shield 2020 tests readiness of Kentucky Guard cyber teams with nationwide exercise
September 27, 2020
— Cyber Shield 2020 ran from Sept. 12-27 and aimed at mitigating these threats by cybercriminals with a defensively focused tactical cyber exercise. Other than from the Guard, they chose participants from law enforcement and the cyber protection industry to ensure the training met the requirements of our nation’s defense information infrastructure...
Mountain Warriors, Kentucky State Police, Louisville Metro Police Department work joint operation in Louisville
September 26, 2020
— Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, also known as the “Mountain Warriors,” augmented units from the KSP and Louisville Metro Police Department Saturday, Sept. 26, in an effort that may have saved lives by deterring an unlawful standoff at Jefferson Square Park. ...
Col. Bates takes command of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade
September 19, 2020
— The 138th Field Artillery Brigade honored Col. Ronnie Barnes as he relinquished command to Col. Andrew J. Bates during a change of command ceremony Sept. 19, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky...
Heroism at home in India for Kentucky Guardsman
September 15, 2020
— For Spc. Jayendra Patel, learning this military occupational specialty became an opportunity to do more than feed his fellow Guardsmen...
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