Kentucky contingency response Airmen train with Puerto Rico security forces to enhance multi-capable mindset
January 30, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyrone Alexander, a security forces journeyman with the 123rd Contingency Response Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, aims his weapon during air base ground defense training at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2023. During the training, Airmen reinforced air base ground defense skills utilized during contingency response operations in contested environments by practicing radio communications, warning and operation orders, vehicle searches, vehicle take-downs, close-quarter battle, and small team tactics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Rafael D. Rosa)

Number one specialty branch recruiter named by NGB promoted to CW4
January 24, 2024
Chief Warrant Officer Four Timothy Collins' children pin on his ranks during his promotion ceremony at the Wellman Auditorium on the Boone Center in Frankfort, Kentucky Jan. 22, 2024

75th Troop Command Unit Hosts Maintenance Terrain Walk
January 22, 2024
The MTW is a leader development program for battalion commanders. Its purpose is to assure a high level of awareness and command interest in field maintenance by ensuring senior commanders understand how their maintenance program operates.

Kentucky Soldiers set to deploy for Spartan Shield
January 13, 2024
The 1/299th will be deploying to Southwest Asia in support of Spartan Sheild.

Bridging Two Worlds: Kentucky ESGR hosts civic leaders to improve lives of citizen-Soldiers
January 10, 2024
Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks with local business owners at the Wellman Auditorium on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky on Dec. 14, 2023.

Legion Brigade welcomes first female commander
January 5, 2024
Col. J.B. Richmond relinquished command of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to incoming Commander, Col. Brandye Williams during a ceremony held on December 2, 2023 at the Richmond, Ky. armory. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joy Himmelsbach)

Kentucky’s Adoption Assistance Program expands growing Guard family
January 4, 2024
The Meredith Family

Kentucky Guard honors late pilot held prisoner during World War II
December 22, 2023
A ceremony to present a posthumous Prisoner of War Medal to the family of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jack Henry Owen was held at this historic home in Cynthiana, Ky., Nov. 13, 2023. The structure, erected in 1858 and now operated as a bed and breakfast, was Owen’s home until his death in 2013. Owen, who served in the Kentucky Air National Guard for more than 24 years, rising to become assistant adjutant general for Air, was piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress over Hamburg, Germany, on July 25, 1943, when the aircraft was shot down, and he remained a POW for the duration of World War II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Kentucky Guard Recruiters awarded for hard work
December 19, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Heather York, this year’s Directors 54/Recruiter of the Year received her Meritorious Service Medal during the Mission Maker award ceremony held at the Galt House hotel Dec. 16, 2023. As Kentucky’s selection for Directors 54, she went on to compete in the regional competition. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)

Air Guard Civil Engineer team takes second place in Air Force competition
December 18, 2023
A team of Airmen representing the Air National Guard took second place in the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge held April 24-28, 2023, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. One component of the team, a group of Airmen specializing in water and fuel systems maintenance, included two members from the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron: Staff Sgt. Tristen Baxter, far left, and Staff Sgt. Cathy Chasteen, second from left. (U.S. Air Force photo by Francois Wood)

Kentucky aviators take part in simulated post-nuclear response exercise
December 14, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is loaded with radiological detection equipment during Prominent Hunt 24-1 interagency exercise in Frankfort, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 2023.

Drerup recognized by Supreme Allied Commander Europe for leadership
December 8, 2023
Capt. Sarah Drerup receives the Supreme Allied Commander Europe's Recognition Award

Kentucky Guardsman completes Ranger school on first go 
December 6, 2023
McKie-Miller aced every challenge of the Ranger training on his first attempt and finished the course in 62 days, the shortest time possible for training, crediting both luck and skill.

Kentucky Guard combat medic trains with MREP exercise
December 6, 2023
U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Peter Fleming (left) talks with service members of the United Kingdom's 7th Rifle Regiment during Operation Baltic Fist in Tapa, Estonia between June 27 and July 17, 2023. Operation Baltic Fist is part of the Department of Defense's Military Reserves Exchange Program in which U.S. reserve forces train with joint NATO partners to share tactics and procedures in different joint environments. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Peter Fleming)

Kentucky infantry wins national award for readiness
November 28, 2023
The MG Robert G. Moorhead National Guard and Army Reserve Breakfast at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)

Gregory concludes four decades of military service
November 22, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. Danny Gregory, senior enlisted leader of the 165th Airlift Squadron’s Flight Engineer Section, speaks to a group of family, friends and fellow Airmen at his retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 9, 2023. Gregory retired from the 123rd Airlift Wing after more than 40 years in the military. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Honoring a legacy: a tribute to LTC Jeff Cole
November 20, 2023
Christi Cole Pope speaks to attendees at an armory naming ceremony in Middlesboro, Kentucky, on Nov. 17, 2023.

Survivor’s Day at the Races honors 700 Gold Star Family members at Churchill Downs
November 16, 2023
A parachutists skydives into Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5, 2023, with a U.S. flag as part of Survivor’s Day at the Races, an annual event to honor family members who've lost loved ones in military service to the United States. Hosted with assistance from the Kentucky National Guard, the event drew more than 700 family members from 18 states. (U.S. Air National Guard photo bay Dale Greer)

Kentucky Air Guard’s Special Tactics plays key role for Resolute Sentinel in Peru
November 15, 2023
U.S. Air Force operators assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron conduct a casualty evacuation training scenario with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, Peru’s Defensa y Operaciones Especiales and other Special Operations Forces assets during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23 in Peru, July 20, 2023. Resolute Sentinel improves readiness of U.S. and partner nation military and interagency personnel through joint defense interoperability training, engineering projects and knowledge exchanges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chris Hibben)

Kentucky National Guard MP promoted to Sgt. Maj. through mentorship
November 14, 2023
Army 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard (left) receives congratulations from Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Sallee, the retired sergeant major for the 198th Military Police Battalion at her promotion ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky on October 15, 2023. Stallard was pinned to sergeant major by Sallee at the ceremony. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Command Sgt. Maj. Naarah Stallard)

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