Warrant officer applicants attend new National Guard course
March 8, 2023
Army Warrant Officer Tucker Huff (center) talks to warrant officer applicants during the Warrant Officer Candidate Accession Program (WOCAP) at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky. on Oct. 15, 2022. Huff recently graduated Warrant Officer Candidate School and is giving advice to Soldiers applying to become warrant officers. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

Congressional staff visit Kentucky National Guard
February 28, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dustin Turner of the 123rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, briefs staff members from Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation about unit capabilities Feb. 17, 2023, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. The staffers were touring the base to learn more about the mission sets of the Kentucky National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Kentucky hosts Leadership Development Day
February 27, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, addresses more than 900 Soldiers and Airmen from the Kentucky National Guard during Leadership Development Day, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5, 2023. The event, for officers and senior enlisted troops, also featured presentations by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear; U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau; U.S. Army Maj. Gen Troy Galloway, deputy commanding general of the Army National Guard; U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Landes, commander of First Army East; and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Duke Pirak, deputy director of the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Sgt. 1st Class Lori Lawson wins state and region Recruiter of the Year
February 15, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Lori Lawson, a member of Bravo Company, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, poses for a photo at the Kentucky Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention headquarters building in Frankfort, Kentucky, on February 15, 2023. Lawson won Recruiter of the Year for the state and region for fiscal year 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Reno)

Kentucky Guard Airmen supporting exercise in South Pacific
February 14, 2023
Tech. Sgt. Monica Sealey, a loadmaster with the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Squadron, directs the loading of a vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10, 2023. The vehicle is being transported to the Northern Mariana Islands for Cope North, a multinational exercise designed to enhance combat readiness in the South Pacific. Fourteen Kentucky Air Guardsmen from the 123rd Contingency Response Group are providing air base-opening and cargo-handling capabilities for Cope North. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

20th Special Forces Group Military Intelligence Company conducts Water Jump
February 13, 2023
Soldiers of the 20th Special Forces Group Military Intelligence Company (MICO) conducted a water jump at Green River Lake near Campbellsville, KY, Aug. 6, 2022. The jump was conducted to enhance the company’s proficiency in conducting airborne operations that require a water landing. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Caleb Sooter)

Longtime Kentucky aviator retires
February 7, 2023
Army Col. Gary Dwayne Lewis receives a plague of appreciation from Col. Michael Armstrong, 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade commander, for his service to the Guard during the retiree's breakfast at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.

ASA-Black Sea Fire Department wins IMCOM-E Fire Department of the Year and Military Officer of the Year, recognized by IMCOM leaders
February 7, 2023
Col. Jonathan Doyle, Provost Marshal/Protection Director of IMCOM speaks to Soldiers standing in front of the ASA-Black Sea fire station at MK Air Base on 20 January, 2023.

Kentucky Infantry officer promoted to colonel
January 30, 2023
Jason P. Penn is promoted to colonel during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 2023.

First female Kentucky Army National Guard master sergeant honored
January 12, 2023
Army 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard presents a folded flag to Paulette Ross, daughter of Master Sgt. Wilma Ross, a retiree of the Kentucky Army National Guard at the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Ky. on Dec. 9, 2022. Wilma Ross retired after 24 years of service and passed away at the age of 81. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

Resiliency leads to the Kentucky National Guard’s first female infantry officer
January 4, 2023
Kentucky National Guard's first female infantry officer

Mountain Warriors Complete NATO Mission
December 21, 2022
Lt. Col. Jason Mendez, commander of the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade, shares a laugh with his family at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., after he and his unit arrived home from their deployment to Kosovo Nov. 17, 2022.

Senior enlisted advisor visits Kentucky soldiers
December 13, 2022
Command Sgt. Maj. David Page (left) introduces Army Spc. Garner Offutt (center) to Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead (right) as the Kentucky National Guard's Soldier of the Year for 2023 in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 3, 2023. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky National Guard soldiers and airmen before the holidays. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)

National Guard SEA visits Kentucky ROTC program
December 12, 2022
Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead addresses the University of Kentucky Air and Army Reserves Officer Training Corp (ROTC) at the University of Kentucky's Seaton Center in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 5, 2022. Whitehead is visiting Kentucky to recognize soldiers and airmen for their accomplishments throughout the year and meet with local ROTC cadets. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Dickson)

Kentucky Aviators say their goodbyes, set to deploy to Africa
November 16, 2022
Four Soldiers with Detachment 4, Charlie Company, 2/245th Aviation Regiment, 63rd Theater Aviation Battalion will be charged with flying C-12 King Air fixed wing aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During their deployment they will be providing air movement support throughout the Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) area of responsibility.

Soldiers compete in Kentucky Best Warrior
November 14, 2022
These Soldiers are representing their units and brigades in an intense gauntlet to find out who will advance onto the Regional Best Warrior Competition.

Gold Star Families enjoy a day of racing at Churchill Downs
November 10, 2022
Family members and loved ones of fallen service members gathered from fourteen different states to witness the fifth race of the day which is dedicated to the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to United States.

Cooper draws 3-decade career to a close as commander of 123rd Medical Group
November 4, 2022
Col. Michael A. Cooper, commander of the 123rd Medical Group, retires from military service during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 11, 2022. Cooper served for 30 years in the Kentucky Army National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Kentucky Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Otto takes command of 123rd Medical Group
November 3, 2022
Col. Hans F. Otto, right, accepts the guidon of the 123rd Medical Group from Col. Bruce Bancroft, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing, during a change-of-command ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 11, 2022. Otto is replacing Col. Michael A. Cooper, who has served as the group’s commander since 2014 and is retiring. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Fatality search and recovery mission helps bring closure to disaster
November 1, 2022
Airman 1st Class Brandon Porter, left, and Master Sgt. Kevin Woodard from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Fatality Search and Recovery Team inspect a generator used in recovery operations during training at the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 8, 2022. The FSRT, part of the 123rd Force Support Squadron, assisted local coroners during historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Speck)

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