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
Lt. Col. Jason Partin, incoming commander of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, Kentucky Army National Guard, receives the colors from Col. Jared Lake, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard.

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. Jacob McKinney relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnnie Parton turned over responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Reed.

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)

Andrews concludes 35 years of service to Guard, Reserves
May 16, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. Scott Andrews, right, material management chief enlisted manager for the 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, receives the Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal from Lt. Col. Leslie Brooks, 123rd LRS commander, during Andrews’ retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 29, 2023. Andrews is retiring after 35 years of military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Firefighters respond to unique call
May 15, 2023
All four responded to the downed JN4 Jenny that crash landed on the training center.

123rd Special Tactics facilitates aircraft operations on Wyoming highways
May 9, 2023
An MC-130J Commando II from the 1st Special Operations Wing takes off from Highway 287 in Wyoming during Exercise Agile Chariot on April 30, 2023, honing capabilities linked to Agile Combat Employment. Instead of relying on large, fixed bases and infrastructure, ACE employs smaller, more dispersed locations and teams to rapidly move aircraft, pilots and other personnel as needed. Under ACE, millions of miles of public roads can serve as functional runways with Forward Arming and Refueling Points when necessary. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Kentucky Guard serves at Derby
May 8, 2023
Sgt. Matt Broce, with the 617th Military Police Company, puts the Kentucky Derby Trophy back in the box after showing it in the winner’s circle prior to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., May 6, 2023. The trophy is six pounds of solid gold and is awarded to the first-place winner of the Derby.

Guard County Outreach Team meets with local officials, discuss emergency contingency plans
May 2, 2023
1st Sgt. Jason Rhodes and other members of the Kentucky National Guard County Outreach Team speak to Harrison County emergency services and elected officials May 2nd in Cynthiana, KY to discuss emergency planning and identify any shortfalls in resources where the Guard can assist. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Milt Spalding)

Brigade welcomes new commander to the 75th
May 1, 2023
Army Col. James P. Penn assumed command of the brigade from Col. Timothy R. Starke, who had previously served as the brigade’s executive officer two tears prior to becoming the commander.

Chief Malone retires after 35 years of service
April 30, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. David Malone, left, 123rd Maintenance Group senior enlisted advisor, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Lt. Col. Jerry Zollman, 123rd Maintenance Group commander, during Malone’s retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5, 2023. Malone is retiring after more than 35 years of service to the Kentucky Air National Guard and United States Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Keller takes command of support group; Imorde named wing vice commander
April 30, 2023
Col. Shawn Keller, center, incoming commander of the 123rd Mission Support Group, stands at attention after accepting the group's guidon during a change-of-command ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 21, 2023. Keller is replacing Col. George Imorde, who is taking on the role of vice commander for the 123rd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Kentucky engineer platoon leader wins outstanding platoon leader award
April 28, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jason Bell poses with his wife, Dr. Michelle Baltam, after receiving the Lt. Orville Munson Award at the U.S. Army Engineer Regimental School at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri on April 28, 2023. The award is given annually to honor an engineer lietuenant or warrant officer platoon leader in the Active Army and Army National Guard in recognition of outstanding contributions to military engineering by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)

Kentucky Air Guard flies in Thunder air show
April 24, 2023
A C-130J Super Hercules from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing performs an aerial demonstration along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 22, 2023, as part of the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. This year’s event featured more than 20 military and civilian planes, from the latest-generation fighter jets to historic warbirds. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Kentucky National Guard Supports Thunder Over Louisville
April 24, 2023
The 138th Field Artillery Brigade played a role in Thunder Over Louisville by firing their 105mm Howitzer cannons from the Clark Memorial Bridge in sync with the National Anthem. April 22, 2023. This was the 34th Thunder that has been held. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Georgia Napier.)

Aircraft arrive at Kentucky Air Guard Base for Thunder air show
April 20, 2023
An aircraft from the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 19, 2023, in advance of the Thunder Over Louisville air show. The annual event, to be held along the banks of the Ohio River on April 22, will feature more than 20 military and civilian aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

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