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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. ...
Brigadier General Jackson Morris, 29th Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, 1920-1923.
February 1, 2022
— Jackson Morris, lawyer, politician, sportsman and soldier was born February 1st, 1875, at Crockettsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky. One of seven children born to Nacy W. and Louise Spicer Morris. The Morris family was of the Baptist Church faith, which he followed throughout his life. As a teenager, he became a Mason. He was fraternally affiliated with Pineville Lodge, A. F. and A. M.; Pineville Chapter, R. A. M.; London Commandery, K. T.; Kosair Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Louisville, and the Lodge of Odd Fellows at Frankfort...
Leading in the Guard requires more than just Bull$#!t.
January 31, 2022
— Guest Commentary by Lt. Col. Steve Mattingly, 138th Field Artillery Commander Successfully leading a part-time force requires authentic leaders that know their $#!T. The military profession is more accustomed to authoritarian leadership however the evolving nature of our American culture coupled with civilian competition for our volunteer force requires a paradigm shift for an authentic leader. The end goal of Army leadership hasn’t changed; inspire, influence, provide purpose, direction and motivation to accomplish a mission or improve your organization. The manner in which leaders lead is more critical now than ever...
Kentucky Guardsmen recognized for leadership
January 27, 2022
— The winners of the Kentucky selection for the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award are Capt. Eric Sheaks, with the 75th Troop Command and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kristan Beard with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade...
National Guard leaders visit Kentucky Guardsmen
January 25, 2022
— National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead and Army National Guard Command, Sgt. Maj. John T. Raines III, along with Kentucky’s State Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers, Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. James Tongate, met with Soldiers in Mayfield and Murray, Ky., to encourage the troops to share thoughts about their experience with the tornado response mission...
Banner Year for Kentucky National Guard
January 25, 2022
— More than 75,000 days have been worked in support of the COVID-19 Coronavirus this year, from our hospital augmentation missions to our mobile vaccination teams and the ongoing support to our food pantries. The pandemic continues to rear its ugly head and we'll continue to throw everything we've got at it to help protect our fellow Kentuckians. ...
George Lee McClain, Adjutant General of Kentucky 1935-1939
January 23, 2022
— The thirty-fourth Adjutant General of Kentucky was George Lee McClain, born on January 23, 1895, at Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky. George was the only son of William Thomas and Nina Cochrane McClain. By 1900, his father had moved the family to Bardstown, where young George received his initial education in the local schools...
Always ready, not just a slogan for Kentucky Soldier
January 18, 2022
— As the tornadoes that hit western Kentucky bore down on the small farms and towns, residents ducked into their bathrooms, closets or any other place they could find to ride out the massive storm. For many, their hiding spots were ripped from their foundations and left some bruised and battered. One of those residents hiding from the storm was a young Kentucky National Guardsman with the 2113th Transportation Company. He survived the storm, only to be called on a few hours later join his unit to help the many others in need...
Air Guard director meets Airmen at 123rd Airlift Wing
January 13, 2022
— The director of the Air National Guard arrived in style at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 7, landing aboard a new C-130J Super Hercules being delivered from the Lockheed-Martin factory in Marietta, Georgia...
Bosslift gives inside perspective to Guardsmen civilian’s employees
January 12, 2022
— Employers of Soldiers from 1-149th deploying January 2022 flew from Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort to Fort Knox on a Blackhawk on December 10, 2021. The mission, called Bosslift, is organized by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, to allow bosses to see their Soldiers preparing for mobilization. ...
Ballistic Missile Attack On Kentucky's 206th Engineer Battalion
January 11, 2022
— Two years ago, January 8, 2020: Al Asad Airbase in Iraq withstood an Iranian ballistic missile attack. Many remember the worldwide tension that followed. Fewer are aware that Kentucky Army National Guardsmen were serving at Al Asad at that time. The 206th Engineer Battalion played an essential role in putting the base back together after the attack. In a first for the Kentucky National Guard, we’ve produced a podcast documenting the story of the 206th, the early morning attack, and the activity during the days that followed...
Kentucky Army National Guard infantry battalion ready to deploy to Kosovo
January 6, 2022
— Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade were joined by friends and family for the ceremony to wish them well before deploying to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. ...
Kentucky’s 438th MP’s head to Kosovo
January 6, 2022
— The 438th Military Police Company based out of Murray, Ky., will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian...
Isaac Shelby – Placing the Commonwealth and the Kentucky Militia on a Strong Footing
January 4, 2022
— Isaac Shelby served as the first and fifth Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Kentucky. Shelby was the right man at the right time, his political insight and his participation and military leadership in America’s Colonial Wars was of paramount importance in the organization and development of the Commonwealth and her militia. Before his settling in Kentucky, he had served in the state legislatures of Virginia and North Carolina. He also served as a soldier in Lord Dunmore’s War, the American Revolutionary War, and as Governor of Kentucky would serve in the War of 1812. Governor Shelby led Kentucky Troops in the Battle of the Thames, an action that would end hostilities in the Old Northwest Territory during the War of 1812. For his gallantry at the Battle of the Thames he was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in March 1818. ...
Kentucky Air Guard logs many firsts in Sentry Storm
December 31, 2021
— More than 20 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group participated in a unique training exercise here involving members from across the Department of Defense in July...
Kentucky Air Guard Security Forces strengthen skills in Colorado
December 31, 2021
— Thirty-three Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron travelled to Fort Carson, Colorado, May 17 to strengthen their specialized skills during nine days of field exercises. ...
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