Weight Loss to Enlistment
April 18, 2023
Pfc. Aaron Schichtl lost over 200 pounds with support from Kentucky Army National Guard's Holistic Health and Fitness team. He will attend basic training and advanced individual training at Ft. Leonard Wood.

202nd Army Band plays for Military Day at Keenleland
April 16, 2023
The 202nd Army Band helped kick off the spring meet at Keeneland Racetrack as they opened their doors to all military members and their families to enjoy a day of fun, food and horse racing.

Celebrating Excellence: Kentucky Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School Graduates Emerge as Leaders
April 15, 2023
The ceremony honored the Soldiers who successfully completed the 12-month training program and have now been commissioned as new officers in the Kentucky Army National Guard.

Kentucky Guard hosts career fair, connects with community
April 14, 2023
Over 50 vendors and colleges were present for the career fair at the Kentucky National Guard’s Readiness Center in Northern Kentucky Apr. 14, 2023. Soldiers and civilians were invited to talk to the many companies like Fed EX, Atlas Air, Amazon and CVG Airport Police about protentional job opportunities.

Kentucky Soldiers and Airmen awarded a new state ribbon for State Partnership Program
April 13, 2023
The Kentucky State Partnership Program (SPP) ribbon is the newest state ribbon to be awarded to Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard. The new ribbon was created to honor Soldiers and Airmen who enhance military-to-military relationships in subject matter expert engagement with one of Kentucky’s partner nations, Ecuador and Djibouti. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

Letters from Bataan: A Kentucky POW’s letters found after 75 years
April 13, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. Jennings Bryan Scanlon from the Service Record, World War I and II in an undated photo album. Scanlon mobilized to the Philippine Islands with the 192nd Tank Battalion shortly before World War II began in the Pacific and was captured as part of the Bataan Death March. Scanlon died shortly after in a POW Camp. (Photo courtesy of the Harrodsburg, Ky. veterans' community).

Kentucky National Guard conducts Senior Enlisted Leader Seminar with Ecuadorian Military
April 12, 2023
During the seminar, the participants exchanged best-practices on topics involving non-commissioned officer competencies, capabilities and leadership responsibilities. (Submitted photos)

AXE founder, promoted to full-bird colonel
April 12, 2023
Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson speaks to the crowd of family and friends during his promotion ceremony at the Wellman Armory in Frankfort Apr. 12, 2023

Kentucky Guardsman and ROTC Cadet Blake Embry sets powerlifting record, qualifies for USPA National Championships
April 11, 2023
Army Cadet Blake Embry, a Kentucky Army National Guard Soldier and University of Kentucky ROTC Cadet, made history by setting the Mississippi bench-press record in February 2023.

238th Regiment Change of Command
April 3, 2023
U.S. Army Col. L. Allen Joiner, outgoing commander of the 238th Regiment passes the regimental guidon to Brig. Gen Brian Wertzler, Kentucky National Guard deputy adjutant general, symbolizing the relinquishing of his command of the unit at the 238th Regiment’s Change of Command ceremony held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky., March 25, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard by Lt. Col. Carla Raisler)

Kentucky's H2F conducts first ever Performance Course aimed at helping recruiters
March 28, 2023
H2F holds Performance Course for KYARNG recruiters

LaMastus, Penne, Newby selected as top Airmen for 2022
March 25, 2023
Senior Airman Elijah LaMastus has been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2022. He will be honored during a banquet to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on March 25, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Thompson named KYANG First Sergeant of the Year
March 25, 2023
Master Sgt. Joshua Thompson of the 123rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2022 First Sergeant of the Year. Thompson amassed more than 500 hours as an instructor at Maintenance University, leading 325 service members through 12 days of training events and increasing the squadron’s overall aircraft proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Grugel oversaw STS growth, retires after 31 years
March 24, 2023
Retired Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Wilkinson, left, former assistant adjutant general for Air in the Kentucky National Guard, presents a Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal to Chief Master Sgt. Karl Grugel, senior enlisted leader for the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron,  during Grugel’s retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 10, 2022. Grugel served the Air Force and Air National Guard for 31 years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

Contingency Response Group renames squadrons
March 23, 2023
Brig. Gen. David J. Mounkes, right, assistant adjutant general for Air, sheathes a retired contingency response squadron guidon with the help of Maj. Andrew Kochman during a redesignation ceremony Oct. 16, 2022, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. During the event, the 123rd Global Mobility Readiness Squadron was renamed the 123rd Contingency Response Support Squadron, and the 123rd Global Mobility Squadron was renamed the 123rd Contingency Response Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

Honor Guard certifies new Soldiers
March 22, 2023
Soldiers from around the commonwealth were educated, graded and assessed in the ways of the Kentucky National Guard Honor Guard March 20-26.

Time capsule left by decorated Kentucky Guard MP unit found in Fort McCoy barracks nearly two decades after unit left for Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 20, 2023
Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s 617th Military Police Company are shown ikn November 2004 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The unit, before they were deployed to Iraq, were mobilized at Fort McCoy and had left a time capsule in a barracks at McCoy that was discovered in late 2022 by contractors working on Fort McCoy barracks. The company placed the makeshift time capsule in the walls of the barracks thinking they’d come back to it after their deployment completed in 2005 but they forgot about it. The 617th completed their mobilization at Fort McCoy from October to November 2004 and then their demobilization a year later. The unit also is one of the most decorated combat National Guard military police units after completing that deployment. (Contributed photo)

Infantry Battalion completes mission with reintegration program
March 20, 2023
YRRP has promoted the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and their communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.

Kentucky’s Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
During their search, they had to assess victims, test the air quality and investigate suspicions packages.

Kentucky Guardsman takes charge of active-duty division
March 9, 2023
Brig. Gen. Bryan M. Howay speaks during the Spring 2023 Commander's Forum at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Feb. 23, 2023.

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