My Sapper School Experience
May 18, 2022
A SAPPER Soldier is responsible for tasks such as building and repairing roads and bridges, laying and clearing mines.

Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Boone Center, Guard Staff Judge Advocates
May 17, 2022
Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard's legal team hosted Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force, for a 2-day visit that included a tour of Kentucky's Capital building and presentations to Guardsmen Apr. 21-22.

Several countries, ONE TEAM, Tradewinds 22
May 16, 2022
Kentucky National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Bingham and Maj. Stephen Young pose beside the sign for the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) Forward Operating Base in Calabash Caye, Belize on May 6, 2022. Bingham and Young worked with the BCG to establish communications between all the different training sites involved in SOUTHCOM-sponsored Operations Tradewinds 2022 (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Maj. Stephen Young).

Derby 148 back in full force and so was the Kentucky Guard
May 7, 2022
The Kentucky National Guard has been assisting local security and police every year for the past 116 years.

Guarding Thunder over Louisville: a Behind the Scenes Look at the Kentucky National Guard's Involvement in one of the State's Most Significant Annual Events
April 30, 2022
Several units from three Kentucky National Guard Brigades and the 123rd Air Lift Wing supported local agencies in a variety of ways during the 50th Anniversary of Thunder over Louisville Air Show, on April 24, 2022, on Louisville’s Great Lawn.

Kentucky Guard hosts first Senior Leader Engagement with Ecuador in over a decade
April 27, 2022
Ecuadorian leaders visit Kentucky National Guard as a part of the State Partnership Program on March 28, 2022, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The week-long engagement is the first in-person conference the two countries have held together since 2018.

Thunder air show draws large crowds for 75th Air Force celebration
April 25, 2022
The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va., performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 23, 2022 as part of the Thunder Over Louisville air show. This year’s event celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff inspires next generation of cadets to serve
April 25, 2022
U.S. Air Force Gen. David W. Allvin, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, speaks to ROTC cadets at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., April 22, 2022. Allvin was in town for the Thunder Over Louisville air show, which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force. The Kentucky Air Guard served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Aviators Get Dunked
April 24, 2022
Dunker is a training that prepares helicopter pilots and crew members in life saving measure if they were to ever find themselves having to abandon their air craft in an inadvertent submerged situation.

Kentucky Guard brings “Thunder” back to Louisville
April 23, 2022
Thunder Over Louisville kicks off the two week celebration leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Guard gives helicopter rides to ChalleNGe Academy cadets
April 21, 2022
Each year they partner with the Guard and allow the teens to get a ride over Frankfort in a military aircraft. Something these kids never imagined getting to do and are even scared to do.

Aircraft arrive at Kentucky Air Guard Base for Thunder air show
April 21, 2022
A U.S. Air Force pilot guides his F-22 Raptor to a parking spot on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 21, 2022. The two-ship Raptor Demonstration Team
will be among the highlights of this year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show, to be held on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville on April 23. The event, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force, is slated to feature more than 30 military and civilian aircraft, including the B-2 Spirit, C-17 Globemaster III, CV-22 Osprey, CH-53 Sea Stallion, F-16 Viper and UH-60 Blackhawk, in addition to eight historic warbirds like the B-24 Liberator, B-29 Superfortress and P-51 Mustang. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

The Mystery of “Old Long Tom” Kentucky’s Mexican-American War Trophy
April 18, 2022
6th U.S. Infantry, The Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico, April 18, 1847

History is made during change of command
April 15, 2022
The unit guidon representing an historic exchange of command was handed off to Army Capt. Taylor Davies as she assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Brigade in a ceremony Mar. 27.

New BAOs for Ecuador and Djibouti
April 15, 2022
Air Force 1st Lt. Joshua Selby will be the Bilateral Affairs Officer  in Ecuador responsible for planning and executing future subject matter expert exchanges, key leader engagements, and exercises between both the Kentucky State Partnership Program, US SOUTHCOM, and all branches of the Ecuadorian military

Walker promoted to major general in Capitol Rotunda ceremony
April 14, 2022
Charles M. Walker is promoted to the rank of major general during ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., March 12, 2022. Walker, who previously served as chief of staff for the Kentucky Air National Guard, is the director of the Office of Complex Investigations at the National Guard Bureau. Participating in the ceremony were Walker’s wife, Suleena Walker (right), and J. Michael Brown, left, secretary of the executive cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Call to Action
April 12, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Jessey McDaniel, an infantryman with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Kentucky National Guard, and member of one of Kosovo Force's Liaison Monitoring Teams, poses for a photograph at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, April 8, 2022. McDaniel, a native of Lexington, Ky., is part of the U.S.'s 30th rotation of the KFOR mission, which is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all people of Kosovo.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Hellmann 1-149 INF)

Ecuadorian Army’s demining effort gets new, updated equipment
April 11, 2022
Col. Jaime Gómez (left), U.S. Senior Defense Official, and Brig. Gen. Edwin Adatty (right), Commander, Ecuadorian Army Corps of Engineers, sign equipment transfer documents at a ceremony held on Feb. 25, 2022, in Sangolquí, Ecuador. The equipment, from U.S. Southern Command, will be used to help clear the last remaining part of the country's southern border so it can be returned to the local population for farming and other activities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Allison Stephens)

Kentucky Air Guardsmen rescue drowning infant
April 7, 2022
Three pararescuemen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued a drowning infant at a pool in Louisville, Ky., March 15, 2022. Master Sgt. Elmer Quijada, left; Tech. Sgt. Ryan Penne, center; and Master Sgt. Devin Butcher, who were conducting unrelated training at the pool and are certified paramedics, administered life-saving aid to the child, who had stopped breathing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Ky. Air Guard Public Affairs earns 4 more national awards, eclipsing triple-digit mark
March 30, 2022
Senior Airman Eric Burk (left) and Master Sgt. Judson Wisely, loadmasters from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Operations Group, simulate an airdrop June 14, 2021, over mountain terrain in Puerto Rico as part of Maintenance University. Kentucky aircrews also re-certified on low-level tactical maneuvers and open-ocean flying during the week-long event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

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