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Cecil concludes 24-year Kentucky Air National Guard Career
May 1, 2021
— After 24 years of service to the Kentucky Air Guard, Chief Master Sgt. Shaun P. Cecil retired during a ceremony held in the maintenance hangar at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, April 10, 2021...
A generational brotherhood found in midst of pandemic
April 30, 2021
— The usual hustle and bustle of the Army Aviation Support Facility, or AASF, and the Soldiers that run the operation on Boone National Guard Center, took a moment to slow down and spend quality time with some exceptional guests Friday, April 30, 2021. Three veteran residents, one veteran volunteer, and three health care workers from a Lexington-based long-term health care facility took a tour of the hangar and checked out the aircraft and equipment...
Kentucky First Lady and Adjutant General Visit ChalleNGe Academy
April 23, 2021
— Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and the Kentucky Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, met with students and faculty from the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy (BCA) at Fort Knox, on April 23, 2021...
Kentucky Air Guard kicks off 2021 Thunder air show
April 19, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard kicked off the Thunder Over Louisville air show April 17 with a nine-person parachute jump from one of the unit’s aircraft by members of its special tactics squadron...
LTC Joiner takes charge of Kentucky Training Institute
April 18, 2021
— Family, friends, and service members from across the commonwealth came together on Sunday, April 18, 2021, to witness a Change of Command ceremony, where Col. Fred W. Bates relinquished control of the 238th Training Regiment (Combat Arms) to Lt. Col. Allen Joiner, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY...
Mountain Warriors Change of Command
April 18, 2021
— Hundreds of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment attended a change of command ceremony April 18, 2021, at Harold L. Disney Training Center near Barbourville, Ky. This was their first time gathering as a battalion since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ceremony, outgoing commander of the Mountain Warriors, Lt. Col. Jason P. Penn, relinquished command of the Infantry battalion to Maj. Jason W. Mendez...
Kentucky Air Guard to open Thunder Over Louisville air show with special tactics jump
April 16, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard is slated to open the April 17 Thunder Over Louisville air show with a nine-person parachute jump from one of the unit’s aircraft by members of its special tactics squadron...
The Kentucky National Guard promotes its newest officer at the State Capitol
April 16, 2021
— In a long-standing tradition in the commonwealth, Officer Candidate John J. Brent, the sole graduate from Officer Candidate School Class 62-20, became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest 2nd Lieutenant, in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol building...
Ky. Guard supports new site capable of 4,000 daily COVID vaccinations
April 12, 2021
— The state’s largest drive-through clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations officially opened at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, today with the help of 35 Airmen and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard...
Welcome Home for 70 medical professionals from year-long deployment
April 10, 2021
— Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family to welcome home members of the 1163rd’s Medical Company Area Support unit from a year-long deployment in Poland at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington April 10th...
Happy Birthday, Bluegrass Marchers!
April 6, 2021
— April 6, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the 202nd Army Band. It was organized and federally recognized on April 6, 1921, in the Kentucky National Guard at Bowling Green as the Band Section, Service Company, 149th Infantry, an element of the 38th Division (later redesignated as the 38th Infantry Division)...
New Female Battalion Commander takes lead after representing the Kentucky Guard at the National Level
March 31, 2021
— Waller, commander of the 1792nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, is one of the youngest battalion commanders in Kentucky Guard history. Securing the title as an African American female has come with its challenges, but she has not let anything stop her from pursuing her ultimate self...
Kentucky Guardsmen train with search and rescue teams
March 30, 2021
— Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen along with several dozen members of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Laurel County Emergency Management cross trained on search and rescue techniques to help improve search and rescue operations March 27-30, 2021...
National Guard Endurance Team competes in Dallas, gears up for try-outs this August
March 26, 2021
— Twenty one Soldiers from 11 different states and territories met in Dallas, Texas, on March 27, 2020, for the first DEKAFIT by Spartan racing event. Of the six elite titles up for grabs, which are the top three male and the top three female performers, the ALL GUARD team took home three, including first place overall...
Kentucky State Guard 1917 - 1920
March 25, 2021
— In February 1917, mob violence erupted in Murray, Kentucky, during the trial of Lube Martin who was accused of killing policeman, Guthrie Duiguid...
Kentucky National Guard mission extended in Washington D.C.
March 15, 2021
— The Kentucky National Guard has agreed to extend the mission in support of the U.S. Capitol Police and the Washington D.C. National Guard through May 23, 2021. Approximately 70 volunteer Guardsmen will continue to provide support to the National Capitol Region, while Kentucky's footprint will be reduced from the 150 personnel that are there now...
41st Civil Support Team kicks off Annual Evaluation Training with AR North
March 15, 2021
— The Kentucky National Guard's 41st Civil Support Team (CST) rallied in Bardstown, Ky., to kick-off their mission-readiness evaluation March 15-18, 2021. This certification test takes place every 18 months to keep the team up to date with the protocols and procedures necessary for responding to potential Weapons of Mass Destruction (MWD) and/or threat thereof...
Kentucky Guard recognized for efforts at Nation's capitol
March 12, 2021
— Governor Andy Beshear visited Kentucky's Boone National Guard Center March 12 to present an Acclamation Award to the Kentucky Guard Service Members who supported the Inauguration...
ROTC cadets learn water survival techniques
March 12, 2021
— Kentucky Army National Guard Cadets within the University of Kentucky’s ROTC program received survival training at Fort Campbell March 12 under the direction of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment’s Dunker Training instructors...
One shot at a time - Regional vaccine distribution in the Commonwealth
March 10, 2021
— As Kentucky transitions into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky National Guard maintains its partnership with Kroger, University of Louisville, Kentucky Emergency Management, and other agencies to help facilitate the regional distribution of vaccines to citizens of the Commonwealth...
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