The best of the Kentucky Guard, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014 | By kentuckyguard
Staff Report As we close out another year, we look back on a successful 2014 for the Kentucky National Guard. Once again, our Guard was at the tip of the spear in answering the call to serve, at home and abroad.  Here are several memorable stories from this year. Click on the links for the full story. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="548"]_MTZ5401 Sgt. Andrew Mehltretter, USO National Guardsman of the Year

Kentucky National Guard Soldiers hailed for taking part the rescue of a motorist along I-64 in Franklin County on Jan. 12.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="547"]141103-Z-VT419-373 Kentucky Air Guard, Operation United Assistance

Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group stand up a cargo hub in Senegal, Oct. 5 to funnel humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of the international effort to fight Ebola.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="552"]140526-Z-GN092-101 Kentucky Guard Memorial ground breaking

Citizen Soldiers and Airmen, friends and family members celebrate Memorial Day by breaking ground for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort, May 26.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="548"]140112-Z-DI861-050 Air Guardsmen honored for heroism

Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard honored with prestigious medals, Jan. 12, for their heroism and meritorious service in Afghanistan.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="553"]Youth Camp 01 Kentucky Guard Youth Camp

Record number of military children enjoy fun-filled week at the Kentucky National Guard’s annual Youth Camp on the banks of Lake Cumberland July 21-25.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="549"]NG Football jerseys 01 National Guard jerseys for high school sports

Kentucky Guard athletic jerseys prove a winning combination.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="549"]140515-Z-ZZ999-023 Kentucky Air National Guard, Red Flag - Alaska.

Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard completed intense combat training as part of Red Flag - Alaska, May 23.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"]JTF GTMO 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Cuba.

Public Affairs Soldiers make a difference on deployment.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="557"]140221-Z-GN092-023 Maj. Angela White, first female chaplain in 25 years.

Angela White was sworn in as a major and the second female chaplain in the Kentucky National Guard during an appointment ceremony in Frankfort, Feb. 21.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="558"]090131-A-4919W-007 Best emergency management program.

Kentucky National Guard recognized for the top Army emergency management operation in the nation for 2014.

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