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Survivor’s Day at the Races honors 700 Gold Star Family members at Churchill Downs
November 16, 2023
— More than 700 Gold Star Family members who’ve lost loved ones in military service to the United States gathered at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 5, 2023, as part of Survivor’s Day at the Races...
Kentucky Honor Guard helps put to rest forgotten Medal of Honor recipient
November 6, 2023
— Honor Guard Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard were on hand to help honor a Medal of Honor recipient whose grave had gone unmarked and almost forgotten for the past 148 years at Highland Cemetery Nov. 4...
Guard Soldiers honored with Governor’s Outstanding Unit citation for Southwest Border support
October 27, 2023
— Governor Andy Beshear honored Soldiers from seven Kentucky National Guard units who served along the southwest border since 2020 at the Capitol Rotunda, Oct 26...
Recruiters Sign commitments
September 29, 2023
— Kentucky National Guard state leadership joined senior leaders from the Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the signing of their mission commitments yesterday at the Bowman Field Readiness Center in Louisville, Kentucky...
Kentucky University opens doors for Guardsmen
September 27, 2023
— Kentucky’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton, was joined by NKU’s Interim President Bonita Brown, in signing the Memorandum of Understanding...
Profile: Keeper of the shop Alice: 26 years of service with AAFES
September 21, 2023
— With the closure of the PX Express closing down for good in Frankfort, annex manager Alice Wilson will be retiring from AAFES and moving on to look for work elsewhere...
END OF AN ERA: Boone Center shoppette set to close after 24 years
September 15, 2023
— After more than 24 years of service to patrons visiting the headquarters for the Kentucky National Guard, the AAFES Post Exchange will close its doors for good. ...
More than 100 attend Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp
September 12, 2023
— More than 100 children and youth from Kentucky Army and Air National Guard Service members gathered for this year’s Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp in Nancy, Kentucky, from July 30 to August 4...
New captain leads top artillery battery
September 7, 2023
— She recently took over as commander for the battery and during this year’s annual training, her Soldiers won the title of ‘Top Gun’ in May...
Transforming Lives: Kentucky Youth ChalleNGe Program empowers the next generation
August 10, 2023
— The National Guard ChalleNGe Academy is a nationwide program designed to help at-risk youth. For 22 weeks, the cadets live, eat, and learn at the academy. Through the highly structured, quasi-military program, emphasis is placed on self-discipline, personal responsibility, and positive motivation. Students must meet military grooming standards, wear military-style uniforms and observe standard military customs and courtesies. ...
Kentucky Guard completes 120-county initiative
August 8, 2023
— Soldiers and community leaders met in Oldham County July 27, for the final installment of a statewide initiative gauging interoperability of state resources to respond to emergencies. Only three states in the Nation have more counties than Kentucky. Making it to each of the 120 in the commonwealth should be considered a tall feat; but that did not stop the Kentucky National Guard’s County Outreach team...
Guardsman assumes command, embarking on new active-duty leadership role
August 8, 2023
— History was made when Kentucky Army National Guard’s Maj. Gen. Bryan Howay took command of the active component’s First Army Division East at a ceremony held at Fort Knox, June 14. Prior to the change of command and change of responsibilities dual ceremony, Howay has been serving as acting commander of Division East since February 2023 while dual-hatted as the KYNG's director of the joint staff. ...
Kentucky National Guard honors U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers in armory renaming
August 3, 2023
— The Kentucky National Guard held a ceremony at the armory in Monticello, Kentucky, to honor U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers by renaming the armory in his honor on July 24, 2023. Speakers during the ceremony included Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton, Mr. Rocky Adkins, and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers...
Kentucky Infantry officer promoted to brigadier general, receives first salute from his son
July 27, 2023
— Kentucky Army National Guard Col. Joseph D. Lear was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, July 26...
Field Artillery participate in XCTC
July 15, 2023
— Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, conducted numerous training events during their Exportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise June 16-30...
KYARNG Judge Advocates complete Basic Trial Advocacy Course
July 5, 2023
— Eight Kentucky Army National Guard Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) recently completed the Basic Trial Advocacy Course (BTAC) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from May 7-15, 2023. The course, hosted by the Trial Counsel Assistance Program (TCAP), marked the National Guard's first training session at TCAP. This move reflects the Judge Advocate General of the United States Army’s commitment to promoting Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard integration. The integration efforts were set in motion by Lt. Col. Richard Couch, the newest military judge in the Kentucky National Guard JAG Corps. ...
Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Provides support at Cybersecurity Training Event
July 5, 2023
— Col. William Draper, chaplain with the Kentucky National Guard, provided spiritual guidance and counseling services during the Cyber Shield 2023 training exercise held at the Professional Education Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2-16 June. The demand for cybersecurity experts continues to surge, along with the stress of evolving threats and technology. In recognition for holistic support, Draper has taken a proactive approach to ensure the well-being of its cyber warriors during this year’s event...
Aviation Brigade Demonstrates Combat Readiness and Integration During Warfighter 23-05 Exercise
July 3, 2023
— Acting as a combat aviation brigade at the corps level, the 63rd TAB successfully executed large-scale combat operations, showcasing their proficiency and tactical expertise in a realistic simulated battlefield environment. The exercise aimed to identify strengths and areas for improvement, enabling the units to fine-tune their tactics and ensure seamless integration with ground forces...
1-149th Infantry get back to basics at their annual training
June 22, 2023
— During their two weeks of training, the infantry Soldiers went through a round-robin of refresher classes on combat life-saving techniques, reacting to contact on the battlefield, observation and mapping, radio basics, concealment basics, and weapon familiarization. ...
Gold Star Families cruise the Ohio River
June 15, 2023
— Gold Star family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women came together for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River June 11. More than 350 family members of those who passed away in the line of duty were in attendance. This year was a little different though, with Survivor Outreach Services coordinating nine additional locations for departures on the same day: Harrisburg, Pa., Pittsburgh, Pa., Nashville, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., St. Paul, Minn., Portland, Ore., Hannibal, Mo., Brownville, Neb., and Cleveland, Ohio. Attendance at each location varied based on the size of the boat and the Owner’s agreement. Planning for attendees at these sites ranged from 50 to 500, with state military leadership in attendance at each event ready to greet Gold Star Families...
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