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The Kentucky National Guard and the William Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave
February 10, 2021
— On Jan. 30, 1925, around 10 a.m., cave explorer William Floyd Collins, better known as Floyd Collins, became trapped by a falling rock while exploring Sand Cave near Cave City, Ky. He was looking for undiscovered caverns and a new entrance to Mammoth Cave. The Kentucky National Guard was called in to support rescue efforts...
Leading Leaders from the 2020 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Recipients
February 3, 2021
— The MacArthur Leadership Award is presented to Officers & Warrant Officer grade leaders that display the qualities of duty, honor, and county. Capt. Justin Gilliam & Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Burnett of the Kentucky Army National Guard was awarded the prestigious honor on Dec. 11, 2020. This honor comes from years of hard work and dedication...
Kentucky Fire Fighters deploy to Eastern Europe
February 2, 2021
— The 177th FFT, belonging to the 206th Engineer Battalion, is slated to deploy to Eastern Europe in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel...
COVID vaccinations underway for military members at 123rd Airlift Wing
January 31, 2021
— As health officials across the nation continue to report record infections from COVID-19, more vaccination options are being rolled out in Kentucky, including here at the 123rd Airlift Wing...
Kentucky National Guard continues security effort in Washington, D.C.
January 28, 2021
— Based out of Richmond, Ky., volunteers from the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have been charged with overseeing the mission and will assist in protecting property and providing a safe environment for citizens to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and protest. Federal and local authorities have requested continued National Guard support following the conclusion of the 59th Presidential Inauguration...
KENTUCKY'S RIVER RAISIN BATTLE FLAG
January 22, 2021
— If you talk to U.S. Military members about their feelings towards these flags, they may share with you their opinion or a remarkable story. You should expect an initial silence, once asked, as the individual takes a moment to reflect on some significant event or time in their military career where they were personally affected by their sight, or perhaps while gathering thoughts to share their meaning of the flags...
Kentucky Guard Supports 59th Presidential Inauguration
January 21, 2021
— Kentucky Guardsmen augmented U.S. Capitol Police, supported the Department of Energy to screen for potential hazardous substances, conducted Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) mass casualty decontamination operations, and emergency medical trauma care. Personnel supporting the inauguration included Soldiers and Airmen from the 1-149th Infantry, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, 41st Civil Support Team (CST), CBRN Enhanced Response Force-Package (CERF-P), 123rd Medical Detachment, Air Guard Food Service Support, and Chaplain Corps...
Kentucky National Guard supporting security effort in Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2021
— The Kentucky National Guard will send approximately 270 personnel to the National Capitol Region this weekend to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations leading up to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday...
COVID-19 Vaccines now available for Guard members
January 11, 2021
— The Moderna vaccine was picked up by the Kentucky National Guard and they have started administering it to troops...
Kentucky Army & Air Guard COVID-19 2020 Response
January 6, 2021
— COVID-19 and the onset of a global pandemic have forced us to retreat in our daily lives. For many, this has been a year of loss, struggle, uncertainty, and agitation. However, through a time of mandatory social distancing, the call to respond to the community has never been higher for the men and women that serve the Commonwealth. Commentary from Sgt. Jesse Elbouab...
Leadership profile: 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard
January 4, 2021
— Stallard never had dreams of being an upper-enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer for one of the most active and respected units in the Kentucky National Guard. She never intended to join the military in the first place. On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, Naarah Stallard assumed the position of first sergeant for the 223rd MPs at the Buechel Armory in Louisville, Ky...
The story of James Tandy Ellis, 26th Kentucky Adjutant General
January 1, 2021
— James "Tandy" Ellis was a newspaper columnist, poet, humorist, entertainer, raconteur, and Kentucky Adjutant General. He was born the second son of Dr. Peter Clarkson and Drusilla Tandy Ellis, June 9, 1868, in Ghent (Carroll County), Ky.His father, a native of Bourbon County, settled in Carroll County and practiced medicine for many years, allowing...
KYANG Public Affairs sweeps Media Contest
December 31, 2020
— Public Affairs Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard swept the 2019 National Guard Bureau Media Contest, taking home nine top awards before moving on to earn a first-place trophy at the U.S. Air Force level...
Kentucky Army National Guard hits recruiting numbers
December 21, 2020
— Within the National Guard, only 14 of the 54 states and territories made their enlisted mission. The Active Duty Army fell short of their enlistment goal...
123rd Mission Support Group welcomes new commander
December 18, 2020
— With friends, family and fellow Airmen in the audience, Col. George H. Imorde III assumed command of the 123rd Mission Support Group during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base Nov. 14...
Chris Howell is the first Physician Assistant in the Kentucky Army National Guard to achieve the rank of Colonel
November 23, 2020
— When Col. Chris Howell was promoted to the rank of colonel, his career took a historical turn. He became the first-ever Physician Assistant (PA) to achieve the standing within the Kentucky Army National Guard...
Long-term health care receives Guard support during pandemic
November 20, 2020
— Adding to a historical year, the Kentucky Guard continues to rescue our communities in need. This time, Airmen and Soldiers are joining hands with several understaffed long-term health care facilities to protect the lives of residents at these locations...
November 9, 2020
— 1st Lt. Bryan Fuller, the assistant S2 (Intelligence, security, and information operations) for the 138 Field Artillery Brigade and community president of first Southern National Bank (on the civilian side) is also a baseball player. In early 2020 Fuller found out about the opportunity to play baseball and compete again through an old college friend of his from Campbellsville University where he played baseball for 4 years as a relief pitcher...
Kentucky Legion Brigade hosts Army 10-Miler Virtual Run
November 4, 2020
— Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they dispersed the annual Army 10-Miler (ATM) competition--traditionally held in Washington, D.C.--to different hosting sites worldwide. Participants registered for the event online and submitted their scores using a phone application once they completed the run...
The extraordinary life of James Arthur Kehoe, Kentucky’s 31st Adjutant General
November 2, 2020
— In 1912 and at the age of 16, Kehoe believed he was destined to study law. On his way to Harvard University, he happened to visit his brother, William, who at the time was a Cadet at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He became enamored with the Army and soon changed his vocation...
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