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Leaders visit Soldiers activated for help in the wake of deadly tornadoes
December 14, 2021
— Kentucky’s State Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers and State Chaplain (Col.) Jay Padgett the visited Soldiers at various locations impacted by recent tornados in Graves County, Ky., Dec. 14...
Kentucky Aviator recognized for four decades of service
December 14, 2021
— Chief Mattox currently serves as the as the only qualified UH-60 Maintenance Examiner, a Maintenance Test Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Instrument Examiner on both models of Blackhawk aircraft presently in Kentucky Aviation...
Guard Assists After Record Tornado in Mayfield, Ky.
December 13, 2021
— Over 300 Kentucky Air and Army National Guardsmen have been activated in support of tornado relief in various locations to include Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. on December 11th, 2021. Members of the 123rd Airlift Wing’s Search and Rescue Team, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), and the 438th Military Police Company have mobilized to the region for search and rescue missions, road clearing and law enforcement support. ...
Kentucky Guardsmen participate in leader’s course
December 9, 2021
— The two-day, course-integrated, Four Lenses training, resiliency training, and team- building event is designed to make leaders look inward to find out more about themselves, and use that information to be better leaders...
Kentucky Soldiers awarded for their work during pandemic
December 6, 2021
— Representatives with Sayre Christian Village senior living community presented six service members from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade the LeadingAge Kentucky Distinguished Service Award and the Guardian Angel Award during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility hanger on Boone National Guard Center Dec. 2...
Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing named top mobility flying unit in Air National Guard
December 5, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing has been named the top mobility flying unit in Air National Guard for 2021, officials announced in Louisville, Kentucky, Dec. 5...
Kentucky infantry company deploys to Horn of Africa with Virginia National Guard
November 28, 2021
— Kentucky National Guard senior leaders and honored guests joined family and friends at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 27, 2021, to honor approximately 150 Soldiers of Somerset-based Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment as they left Kentucky and entered federal active duty...
The Eighth Kentucky and the Battle Above the Clouds
November 24, 2021
— Every war has its iconic images or photographs, capturing for posterity, depicting a moment defining a battle or conflict. During the Second World War, one such moment was captured on February 23, 1945, with the Stars and Stripes being raised over Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima, by five Marines. Just over eighty years before this event, six Union Soldiers from Kentucky, were captured in a photograph accomplishing a similar mission atop Lookout Mountain, located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, during what would become known as the “Battle Above the Clouds.” ...
Kentucky National Guard documented in Kentucky visual history series
November 23, 2021
— Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard will be featured in a photo series documenting Kentuckians, to include Soldiers training at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., in November 2021. James Southard, a fine arts photographer with the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project (KDPP), wanted to include the Kentucky National Guard in the visual history series after conducting his own research on his father’s military career. ...
More than art
November 22, 2021
— Chaplain (Capt.) Gregory Christopher Granderson is the state support chaplain full-time and drills with the 206th Engineer Battalion, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. ...
November 19, 2021
— Kentucky's Best Warrior Competition is a series of events held over four days to test a Soldier's fitness, technical knowledge, and combat skills. The winners are awarded the opportunity to compete in Spring 2022 at the regional level...
Kentucky Guardsmen talk with cub scouts
November 18, 2021
— Two Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers belonging to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, along with four Cadets from the University of Kentucky’s Reserve Officer Training Corps’ ‘Kentucky Rangers’ spent time demonstrating military equipment. At the event Soldiers showcased the iconic military Humvee and taught the Scouts how to fold and care for the American flag. ...
Kentucky JAG officers promote to colonel on same day
November 17, 2021
— “To my awareness, there’s never been an occasion in the Kentucky Army National Guard that we have promoted two JAG officers on the same day to full Colonel,” remarked Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, The Adjutant General...
Ky. Guard achieves COVID vaccination milestone
November 10, 2021
— More than 250 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen over the weekend. As of Wednesday, Nov. 10, approximately 91 percent of the force have received their first vaccination, and 73 percent received their second vaccination...
Kentucky military records made available for free
November 9, 2021
— Kentucky Soldiers can get access to their records with a simple phone call to the Department of the Army Military Records...
Survivor Outreach Services Hosts Day at the Races for Gold Star Families
November 8, 2021
— Nearly 700 Gold Star Family members gathered to commemorate the tenth annual Survivor Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Day at the Races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 7, 2021. S.O.S. hosts a Gold Star Family event on the first Sunday of November. This is the single largest event for S.O.S. in America. Gold Star Families attended from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia...
Kentucky Air Guard enters new era with arrival of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
November 6, 2021
— Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft buzzed over the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 6, 2021, before taxing to stop on the flight line under the spray of water cannons while a crowd of Airmen cheered their dramatic arrival...
C-130J Super Hercules aircraft being prepped for debut at Kentucky Air Guard
November 5, 2021
— Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft are being readied in California to join the Kentucky Air National Guard fleet as maintainers apply distinctive artwork to the planes’ exterior paint in preparation for their debut in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 6...
Kentucky Guard Displays Versatility and Professionalism
November 4, 2021
— Since August 31, 2021, Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have augmented hospital staff across the Commonwealth performing non-clinical tasks during a COVID-19 pandemic surge. Soldiers arrived at The Medical Center at Bowling Green not knowing what tasks they might be asked to complete, and within a few short days, began functioning as though they were seasoned employees of the hospital...
New technology reduces energy costs, improves air quality at Response Forces Facility
October 30, 2021
— The 123rd Airlift Wing’s recently dedicated Response Forces Facility features new air handling technology that can reduce energy use by up to 36 percent while improving air quality for occupants...
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