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Kentucky Guard Soldiers take part in AXE fitness camp
September 15, 2021
— Around 30 Soldiers participated in the Kentucky National Guard’s Attack Exercise through Education or “AXE” camp, at Boone National Guard Center, Sept. 7-10, 2021. The ‘AXE’ camp is based off of the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness program (H2F) and ran by Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson, the camp officer in charge and deputy brigade commander for the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). The cadre in charge of leading instruction during the week are Guardsmen who are master fitness trainers for their units and/or are civilian-certified fitness personnel...
DCO takes charge of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade
September 14, 2021
— The 138th Field Artillery Brigade honored Army Col. Andrew Bates as he relinquished command to his deputy commanding officer, Army Lt. Col. Steve Mattingly, during a change of command ceremony Sept. 12, at Brigade Headquarters in Lexington, Ky...
Kentucky Air Guard supporting COVID fight at Louisville hospitals
September 14, 2021
— More than 40 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard reported to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 14, 2021, to provide logistical support for medical staff fighting a rising tide of critically ill COVID patients...
TAG helps remember 9/11 after twenty years
September 13, 2021
— The event was held at Healing Field in Lawrenceburg City Park. Members of the official party included the master of ceremonies, Tim Martinez, Lawrenceburg Police Chief Bryan Taylor and State Representative James Tipton. ...
Adams takes command of 123rd Contingency Response Group
September 12, 2021
— With family and colleagues looking on, Col. Ryan Adams assumed command of the 123rd Contingency Response Group during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 7, 2021...
September 11, 2021
— Today we hold in remembrance those we lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Beginning at 8:46 a.m., Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, and 17 minutes later, Flight 175 struck the south tower. A third flight, Flight 77, hit the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. Passengers of the fourth and final passenger airplane, Flight 93, learned about the deliberate attacks and would take back control of the plane, forcing it to impact in a field in western Pennsylvania. The nation learned shortly after that these were terroristic attacks on Americans from 19 terrorists linked to al-Qaeda. In total, 2,977 people were killed because of the hijackings...
Kentucky Air Guard completes mission to receive 11,000 Afghan evacuees
September 10, 2021
— Airmen from the 123rd Contingency Response Group returned to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 8 after completing an 18-day mission at Volk Field, Wisconsin, to receive more than 11,000 Afghan evacuees arriving aboard military and civilian aircraft...
“To Meet the Enemy on Any Element”
September 10, 2021
— On February 8, 1813, Oliver Hazard Perry was ordered to Sacket’s Harbor, New York, for duty on Lake Erie. Once he arrived at Erie, Pennsylvania, he began setting in motion his campaign on Lake Erie. Today, few Kentuckians know of the role Kentucky’s Militia played in Perry’s ultimate victory on September 10, 1813, at the Battle of Lake Erie. ...
Kentucky Guard and affiliates celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Day
September 9, 2021
— The event's theme, "Diversity of Hearts and Minds," was an overall success. It featured a guest speaker, live music, a 5K run, service booths from across the organization, and a USO-sponsored lunch...
Kentucky Guard Engineers conduct Djibouti State Partnership training
September 8, 2021
— For over 25 years, through SPP, the National Guard has conducted military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals, and leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader interagency and corollary engagements; spanning military, government, and economic and social spheres. Kentucky maintains state partnerships with Djibouti and Ecuador...
Kentucky Air Guard plays key role in Afghan evacuation
September 3, 2021
— More than 40 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard have played a key role in the reception of evacuees arriving at Volk Field, Wisconsin, from Afghanistan since Aug. 22...
Putting first things first at 2021 Strong Bonds
August 30, 2021
— The Kentucky Army National Guard chaplains hosted Soldiers and their families at Great Wolf Lodge for the 2021 Strong Bonds event Aug. 13-15...
Kentucky Soldier makes history as the state’s first National Guard drill sergeant
August 25, 2021
— Kentucky history was made on Fort Jackson in South Carolina when Staff Sgt. Mary Carter became the first Kentucky National Guard drill sergeant on June 25, 2021. ...
Kentucky top recruiter makes state history as the first female to hold the title
August 25, 2021
— Staff Sgt. Lori Lawson became the first female top recruiter in Kentucky National Guard history at recruiting and retention headquarters September 12, 2020. Currently based out of Richmond, and assigned to the Eastern Kentucky University Campus, Lawson has served the commonwealth as a recruiter for three years. ...
Kentucky National Guard Mobile Vaccination Team supports Health Department at EKU Move In Day
August 13, 2021
— A small team of Kentucky National Guardsmen mustered on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University during “Move-in Day," Aug. 13 and 14, to assist the Madison County Health Department with administering COVID-19 vaccinations...
Bancroft assumes command of 123rd Airlift Wing
August 8, 2021
— Col. Bruce Bancroft assumed command of the 123rd Airlift Wing during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville on Aug. 7, 2021, accepting the wing’s guidon before an audience of more than 50 socially distanced family, friends and fellow Airmen...
123rd Airlift Wing earns 19th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
August 7, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing received its 19th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award during a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 7, 2021, maintaining a lengthy record as the most decorated airlift unit in the U.S. Air Force...
Daniel Weisiger Lindsey, A Gentleman and Patriot
August 6, 2021
— Kentucky’s Ninth Adjutant General, 1864 – 1867...
Kentucky Guardsmen cross state lines for Operation Patriot Press
August 4, 2021
— The unit safely transported the 625,000 pounds of explosive ordinance between Paducah Ky., the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) in McAlester, Ok., and the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Crane, In., during Operation Patriot Press...
Long assumes responsibility of Mountain Warrior battalion
July 31, 2021
— Command Sgt. Maj. Will Long was joined with family and honored guests as he assumed responsibility of 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry during a ceremony held at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, July 31...
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