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Aviators Get Dunked
April 24, 2022
— The course put Soldiers in a chamber resembling the troop area of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that submerged and flipped over in an indoor pool. The training given allowed the Soldiers to develop survival skills that could save their lives if they were ever in a helicopter crash over water...
Kentucky Guard brings “Thunder” back to Louisville
April 23, 2022
— More than 450 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen supported this year’s event by manning the cannons on the Clark Memorial Bridge, providing security and traffic control, as well as participating in the airshow...
Kentucky Guard gives helicopter rides to ChalleNGe Academy cadets
April 21, 2022
— The youth challenge programs are a 22-week alternative education program for at-risk kids that gives them the opportunity to learn various skills, values and self-discipline. Each year they partner with the Kentucky National 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
— Military aircraft began arriving at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, April 21, 2022 for this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville air show, including the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team...
The Mystery of “Old Long Tom” Kentucky’s Mexican-American War Trophy
April 18, 2022
— The story of “Old Long Tom” and his brother Kentucky’s Mexican-American War Trophies is an interesting one, which has never been fully told. What happened to “Tom” and his brother after they were removed from the State Arsenal by Confederate forces in the fall of 1862, is still a mystery waiting to be discovered...
History is made during change of command
April 15, 2022
— With Davies becoming the battery commander, it makes her the first female Field Artillery commander in the history of the Kentucky National Guard...
New BAOs for Ecuador and Djibouti
April 15, 2022
— The Kentucky National Guard has two new leaders heading up the State partnership program as their Bilateral Affairs Officers for Ecuador and Djibouti. ...
Walker promoted to major general in Capitol Rotunda ceremony
April 14, 2022
— Charles M. Walker, the Kentucky Air National Guard’s chief of staff, was promoted to the rank of major general during a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky, March 12, 2022...
A Call to Action
April 12, 2022
— It seemed like just another day in the city of Kamenica, Kosovo. Traffic was much heavier than normal and at a standstill with a tractor-trailer blocking the road. Sgt. Jessey McDaniel, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Kentucky National Guard, and member of one of Kosovo Force’s Liaison Monitoring Teams, was traveling to a Soldier level engagement with the director of economic development for Kamenica. Just outside of Partes, Kosovo, McDaniel and a teammate circumvented the traffic to assess the situation. They found a live power line lying in the road and a man nearby...
Ecuadorian Army’s demining effort gets new, updated equipment
April 11, 2022
— Ecuadorian civil engineers recently welcomed a team of Air National Guard, active duty Air Force and civilian personnel from U.S. Southern Command to observe, train and equip a battalion of demining soldiers...
Kentucky Air Guardsmen rescue drowning infant
April 7, 2022
— Three Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron saved the life of a drowning infant at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 15, 2022...
Ky. Air Guard Public Affairs earns 4 more national awards, eclipsing triple-digit mark
March 30, 2022
— Public Affairs specialists from the Kentucky Air National Guard earned four awards of excellence in the 2021 Air National Guard media contest, the National Guard Bureau announced March 24, bringing their total number of national honors to 103...
Kentucky Air Guard special tactics Airmen train for arctic warfare in Sweden
March 29, 2022
— Fifteen Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard recently completed an arctic warfare training course during two weeks of field exercises at the Swedish Subarctic Warfare Center...
Ewing, Wright, Zena named Kentucky Air Guard’s Airmen of the Year for 2021
March 12, 2022
— Senior Airman Xavier Ewing, Tech. Sgt. Elijah Wright and Master Sgt. Andrew Zena will be honored at a banquet in Louisville, Kentucky, March 12 as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2021 Airmen of the Year...
Thunder air show returns to banks of Ohio River with KYANG aircraft
March 5, 2022
— The Thunder Over Louisville air show will return to the banks of the Ohio River April 23 for the first time in three years with a salute to the United States Air Force, organizers announced in Louisville, Kentucky, March 3...
Kentucky Air Guardsman recalls Evansville crash 30 years later
February 28, 2022
— Steve Bullard remembers the morning of Feb. 6, 1992 with perfect clarity. That day, the former Kentucky Air National Guard navigator was pulled off a fatal C-130B Hercules training flight just minutes before takeoff. ...
Kentucky Army National Guard hosts Signal and Cyber Symposium
February 24, 2022
— The symposium focused on establishing a community for all members of the signal and cyber fields, as well as sharing knowledge regarding opportunities and career paths in an open forum...
Kentucky’s United States Colored Troops
February 23, 2022
— Officially 23,703 Kentucky African Americans responded to the call to arms by President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to join the ranks of the newly organized United States Colored Troops. Units were organized with men from across the Commonwealth, mustering into the Army at sites from Maysville to Paducah, with Camp Nelson, located in Jessamine County being the second largest recruiting and training facility for African Americans in the country...
Kentucky Guardsman makes move to the Capital in support of the Commonwealth
February 16, 2022
— Over the past several years, leadership from the Kentucky Guard have picked up their lives to make D.C. their temporary home in support of the Commonwealth's mission. As Hart completes ILE in preparation for the next chapter of his career, it is evident that his work ethic, his pursuit of opportunity, and his voice will be essential for the organization's future for years to come...
KY Native Charles Young Posthumously Promoted to BG by U.S. Army
February 3, 2022
— Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the posthumous honorary promotion of U.S. Army Col. Charles Young to Brigadier General on Feb. 1, 2022. In February 2020, Gov. Beshear recognized the promotion of Young on the state level and submitted a letter to President Joe Biden to have the honorary promotion be instated on a federal level. ...
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