KYARNG Judge Advocates complete Basic Trial Advocacy Course
July 5, 2023
Eight Kentucky Army National Guard Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) recently completed the Basic Trial Advocacy Course (BTAC) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from May 7-15, 2023. The course, hosted by the Trial Counsel Assistance Program (TCAP), marked the National Guard's first training session at TCAP.

Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Provides support at Cybersecurity Training Event
July 5, 2023
Col. William Draper, chaplin, Kentucky Army National Guard, prepares to deliver a sermon for attendees of the Cyber Shield Training exercise at the Camp Robinson chapel, Little Rock Ark., June 2-16, 2023. More than 800 National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and civilian cyber professionals from around the world gather during this year’s Cyber Shield Training exercise. More than 25 states and territories will participate in the event and will make a signifiacnt milestone as members from five State Partnership Programs join forces with the National Guard cyber teams for the first time during the event. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffery Reno)

Aviation Brigade Demonstrates Combat Readiness and Integration During Warfighter 23-05 Exercise
July 3, 2023
The Watering Hole was open for lunch daily during the warfighter and was a moral boostSpc. Connor Ridings builds links on the ADSI (Air Defense Systems Integrator) to provide Command and Control data and track friendly and enemy forces activity within the airspace of the unit’s area of operations during the warfighter exercise May 27-June 13 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Kentucky Logistics Director Promoted to Colonel
June 30, 2023
Robinson is the director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard on the full-time side and is the commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute on the M-DAY (traditional Soldier) side.

Kentucky Air Guard strengthens ties with NATO allies in Air Defender
June 24, 2023
Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky National Guard, marshal a German aircraft tug towing a C-130J Super Hercules at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 12, 2023.  Exercise Air Defender integrates both U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Hartman retires after 23 years of service
June 23, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. Donald Hartman, right, outgoing senior enlisted leader for the 123rd Force Support Squadron, receives a certificate of retirement from Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, 123rd Contingency Response Support Squadron commander, during Hartman’s retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 21, 2023. Hartman is retiring after 23 years of military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

1-149th Infantry get back to basics at their annual training
June 22, 2023
During their two weeks of training, the infantry Soldiers went through a round-robin of refresher classes on combat life saving techniques, reacting to contact on the battlefield, observation and mapping, radio basics, concealment basics and weapon familiarization.

Army National Guard company evaluated in regional field feeding competition
June 15, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Adam Bwesi of India Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 75th Troop Command, adds ingredients to a pot in a containerized kitchen during the Regional Philip A. Connelly Field Feeding Competition at the Harlold L. Disney Training Center in Artemus, Kentucky on June 14, 2023. Bwesi and the rest of India Company are competing against nine other states and territories National Guard field feeding units in the southeast United States for a chance to compete nationally against the other regions of the National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)

Gold Star Families cruise the Ohio River
June 15, 2023
The Belle of Cincinnati, owned by Gold Star spouse Terri Berstein, hosts the Survivors Outreach Services Riverboat cruise along the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, June 23, 2023. The day is designed to recognize the surviving family members of military service members who have given their lives in defense of our nation. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Matt Damon)

Legion Brigade refines skills with 38th Infantry Division
June 14, 2023
he 149th MEB staff and supporting elements participated in the exercise to set up and operate command and control systems, which increases the brigade’s readiness.

Kentucky Air Guardsman continues grandfather's WWII legacy
June 14, 2023
Maj. Matthew Skeens, a logistics readiness officer with the 123rd Contingency Response Element from Louisville, Kentucky, stands by a memorial on Wunstorf Air Base, Germany, June 7, 2023. The stone commemorates those who served in the famous Berlin Airlift. Skeens, who is deployed here in support of Exercise Air Defender 23, holds a picture of his grandfather, U.S. Air Force pilot Kenneth Skeens, who flew in that mission 75 years ago from this base. Exercise Air Defender integrates both U.S. and Allied air power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vicky Spesard)

2061st MRBC conducts wet gap crossing training during interagency exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard’s 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company load vehicles onto their raft bridge to be transported to the other side of the lake during the Homeland Defender Exercise

202nd Band Performs at State Capitol
June 13, 2023
Five Soldiers assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band performed at the Kentucky State Capitol rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky, on June 10th, 2023. The 202nd supported the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Act by performing a variety of music prior to the ceremony and after its completion. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Danielle Sturgill)

Richards retires, concluding 30 years of service
June 7, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Richards, senior enlisted leader of the 123rd Medical Group, addresses an audience of friends, family and fellow Airmen during his retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 20, 2023. Richards is retiring after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)

Kentucky Infantry unit welcomes new commander
May 30, 2023
Members from 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, Kentucky Army National Guard, salute during a battalion change of command ceremony held at Harold L. Disney Training Center in Artemus, Kentucky, May 21, 2023.

Kentucky Military Police take training to the ‘Show Me State’
May 29, 2023
The 198th Military Police Battalion, and its subordinate units, conducted their annual training at the home of the United States Army Military Police Schools (USAMPS) May 12-26.

New Command Team ushers in a new era for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion
May 25, 2023
Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, the incoming commander of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion,

First KYNG Signal Chief Warrant Officer 5 signs off the net
May 23, 2023
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jennifer Ritchie, Recruiting and Retention Battalion officer strength manager, presents a retirement gift to Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Barker, Joint Forces Headquarters, Kentucky National Guard, during his retirement ceremony in Frankfort, Ky, April 27, 2023. Barker is retiring after 39 years of service. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Carla Raisler Kentucky National Guard)

Kentucky Air Guard recognizes 2022 retirees
May 19, 2023
The names of 51 Airmen have been added to a monument at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., recognizing service members who retired from the organization in 2022. The names, inscribed on a black granite plaque in front of the 123rd Airlift Wing’s Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway Headquarters Building, were announced during a ceremony at the base April 22, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Dale Greer)

123rd Contingency Response Group trains on sling loads with 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade
May 16, 2023
Airmen assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group train on hot-refueling techniques and prepare cargo for a helicopter-borne sling load carry at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., March 23, 2023. The training, conducted jointly with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, enhances the Air Guard unit’s ability to employ UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in domestic and wartime environments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

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