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The Kentucky National Guard welcomes its newest officers at the State Capitol
October 6, 2021
— Family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen were in attendance for the officer commissioning ceremony inside the rotunda of the State Capitol building Sept. 27. Eight officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 63-21 became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest second lieutenants...
First-Gen immigrant teaches Kentucky’s newest officers
October 6, 2021
— Capt. Timothy Wang was just twelve years old when he and his family immigrated from China to the United States. He and his family left so that his father could pursue higher education and start a new life in the U.S. They sold everything they had in China and left their previous lives behind. Now, Wang is an officer candidate school instructor at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Ky. In his prolific military career, Wang has served as both a non-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps and as a commissioned officer in the National Guard, first in Kansas, and now in Kentucky...
Guardsmen share ideas during state conference
October 6, 2021
— Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard gathered at the Sloan Convention Center for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. The Guardsmen who are members of the association come together annually for professional development and to discuss career and operational updates. Each member can provide a voice from Kentucky to elected officials in Washington, D.C...
Cyber Shield is a Kentucky kind of thing
September 29, 2021
— This year, cyber professionals from the Kentucky National Guard, the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Louisville Metro Government, and law enforcement partners all joined the cyber fight...
Newly appointed first sergeant credits Kentucky National Guard for life success
September 22, 2021
— Carter recently reflected on his life and military service from a makeshift office near the U.S. Capitol grounds, where he joined more than 140 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers who volunteered to support civilian law enforcement, a mission that began in the lead up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration in January...
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...
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. ...
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 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 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...
Daniel Weisiger Lindsey, A Gentleman and Patriot
August 6, 2021
— Kentucky’s Ninth Adjutant General, 1864 – 1867...
TAG hands out Award for Excellence
July 21, 2021
— Brig. Gen. Haldane B. Lamberton, Kentucky's Adjutant General, presented Lt. Col. Noy Boriboune, commander of the 41st Civil Support Team (CST) an award for their outstanding performance on their intense security inspections in a ceremony on Boone National Guard Center July 19...
Kentucky Guard Engineers awarded top Platoon, Company
July 1, 2021
— Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 206th Engineers won the Itschner Award for best Engineer Company and 2nd Lt. John Cecconi of 207th Engineer Construction Company won the Munson Award for best Engineer Platoon in the Army National Guard...
Governor Beshear, Kentucky National Guard remember the fallen
May 31, 2021
— Soldiers and civilians gathered outside Boone National Guard Center at the Fallen Soldier Memorial for their annual Memorial Day ceremony May 31, 2021...
Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton is inducted into UK ROTC Wall of Fame
May 27, 2021
— Distinguished guests, Cadre, Soldiers, family, and friends welcomed the Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton to Barker Hall on May 14, 2021, for his induction onto the University of Kentucky Reserve Officer Training Corps Wall of Fame...
Bee Rife Osborne: Kentucky National Guard’s First Military Aviator
May 27, 2021
— On May 18, 1918, the first American-built airplane took to the skis over the Romorantin Aerodrome outside of Paris, France, at its controls was a native of Woodford County, Kentucky, Captain Bee Rife Osborne. The significance of this historic first flight of an American aircraft piloted by an American officer was an indication to her allies and enemies that American was truly and completely commented to the war effort, with men, material and industry...
Kentucky Guard Strike Teams support Kentucky Department of Corrections
May 27, 2021
— COVID-19 vaccinations are in full swing in the Commonwealth, and the Kentucky National Guard continues to play a major role in their distribution...
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 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...
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