Kentucky Guardsmen and state leadership were on hand as ground was broken for the new Joint Force Headquarters building on Boone National Guard Center Oct. 26. Identified from left to right: Capt. Michael Hart, commander Joint Force Headquarters, Kentucky; Senior Airman Branden Strode, 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky Air Guard; Mr. Joe Sanderson, Director, Dept. of Military Affairs Facilities Division; Mr. Marty Meisberger, President, Monarch Construction Company, Brig. Gen. Brian Wertzler, Executive Director, Dept. of Military Affairs Office of Management and Administration; Brig. Gen. Steve King, Construction and Facilities Management Office, Kentucky Army National Guard; Gov. Andy Beshear; Maj. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, TAG-KY; Brig. Gen. Jeffery Wilkinson, Assistant Adjutant General-Air; Mr. Michael Jacobs, President, Omni Architects; Commisioner Sam Ruth, Dept. of Facilities Support Svcs, Finance Cabinet, Army Sgt. Christopher Martin, JFHQ. The building has been twenty years in the making will be the first structure in the history of the Kentucky National Guard built solely for command and control of the KYNG. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Jesse Elbouab)

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