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Kentucky Legion Brigade hosts Army 10-Miler Virtual Run
November 4, 2020
— Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they dispersed the annual Army 10-Miler (ATM) competition--traditionally held in Washington, D.C.--to different hosting sites worldwide. Participants registered for the event online and submitted their scores using a phone application once they completed the run...
The extraordinary life of James Arthur Kehoe, Kentucky’s 31st Adjutant General
November 2, 2020
— In 1912 and at the age of 16, Kehoe believed he was destined to study law. On his way to Harvard University, he happened to visit his brother, William, who at the time was a Cadet at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He became enamored with the Army and soon changed his vocation...
Kentucky National Guard, Blue Grass Airport crash for emergency response training
October 20, 2020
— On Sept. 10, the KYNG emergency response team met with Blue Grass Airport’s first responders and practiced preparedness by answering the call to a fake accident staged on the WestLex runway at the Lexington airport. With many possible what-if scenarios, this training focused on how the team would respond to a collision involving civilian and military aircraft...
John Brown's raid and the establishment of the Kentucky State Guard
October 14, 2020
— John Brown's raid was an effort by abolitionist John Brown and his compatriots to initiate an armed slave revolt in October 1859, by taking over the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va...
Defying the odds: How one Soldier rose up from humble beginnings to owning her own dentistry practice
October 3, 2020
— Today, that frightened child is gone. In her place stands a leader who is described by those who know her as “fierce” and an “inspiration”. While she faced obstacles from a young age, Mitisha credits the Kentucky Guard for helping her reach her life-long dream of becoming a dentist, and co-owner of her own dentistry practice in Louisville. Martin, who has served in the Kentucky Guard for 24 years, is currently in Poland on her second deployment. She is deployed with her unit, the 1163rd Area Support Medical Company, and is doing what she loves, working as a dentist...
Task Force Thunder returns to Louisville to support local law enforcement
September 28, 2020
— From Sept. 23-28, the Kentucky Guard formed a National Guard Response Force. Their mission was to augment LMPD and protect critical infrastructure sites, provide an official presence of support within the commonwealth, and enhance the safety of citizens in and around Louisville...
Cyber Shield 2020 tests readiness of Kentucky Guard cyber teams with nationwide exercise
September 27, 2020
— Cyber Shield 2020 ran from Sept. 12-27 and aimed at mitigating these threats by cybercriminals with a defensively focused tactical cyber exercise. Other than from the Guard, they chose participants from law enforcement and the cyber protection industry to ensure the training met the requirements of our nation’s defense information infrastructure...
Mountain Warriors, Kentucky State Police, Louisville Metro Police Department work joint operation in Louisville
September 26, 2020
— Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, also known as the “Mountain Warriors,” augmented units from the KSP and Louisville Metro Police Department Saturday, Sept. 26, in an effort that may have saved lives by deterring an unlawful standoff at Jefferson Square Park. ...
Governor Beshear visits Kentucky Guard, tours COVID-19 protective equipment warehouse
September 14, 2020
— In March 2020, the state experienced its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases sparking the need for sterile and disposable personal protective equipment (PPE). On Sept. 14, along with First Lady Britainy Beshear and several staff members, Governor Andy Beshear visited troops and toured the PPE storage warehouse in Frankfort...
Welcome Home 223rd Military Police
August 22, 2020
— ue to COVID-19 concerns, there was no formal ceremony. Soldiers arrived via bus to the armory where their families were waiting to greet them. ...
Withers Becomes Tenth State Sergeant Major
August 15, 2020
— Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers became Kentucky’s tenth state command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 16. He takes over for Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden who retires this month...
Kentucky Guardsman wins Region III Best Warrior Competition
August 7, 2020
— Spc. Aydin T. Chester, a member of Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton, Ky., was announced the winner of the Region III Best Warrior Competition in Eastover, South Carolina...
Command teams learn about resilience training at Kentucky Horse Park
August 4, 2020
— Leaders from the Kentucky National Guard took part in a resilience-training demonstration at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 4...
First Chaplain of the Kentucky Militia – James Moore
July 28, 2020
— Reverend Moore is credited as one of the individuals who contributed to the development of music in Lexington, and perhaps Lexington’s first music enthusiast. When the Reverend Moore constructed Vaucluse on the Georgetown Pike, he personally supervised the creation of a parlor designed for recitals and musicales. It was a square room with a high ceiling and special material to provide the best acoustics possible. The room was flanked by two chambers, opening onto a recessed portico. Information on musical events at Vaucluse is lacking, but it seems likely that this room was filled with the strains of the best music Lexington could provide during receptions given by the Moore’s...
G1 Directorate helps Service Members identify opportunities in periods of economic uncertainty
July 22, 2020
— Through September, the G1 will host two new faces – Chaplain (LTC) Angela White of the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Merrell of the 149th Engineer Company, who are on full-time orders to support the Guard’s employment services. ...
Kentucky Guard stays in fight against COVID-19 with multiple Drive-Thru Test Sites
June 25, 2020
— Three months after the novel coronavirus outbreak hit the bluegrass state, Kentucky National Guard continues support at four COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites (DTTS) in as many cities, including Bowling Green, Louisville, Shelbyville, and Lexington...
Ky. Guard to Assist with June 23 Primary Election amid COVID pandemic
June 14, 2020
— More than 200 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist local officials at polling locations around the state for Kentucky’s upcoming primary election day, June 23, as part of the state’s on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Message from Ky National Guard's Adjutant General
June 2, 2020
— I want to say thank you for your service to our state and our country in these unprecedented times. Our citizens needed us to respond to the ongoing response to COVID-19 across the commonwealth and most recently, to the events in Louisville...
Day Two: Ky. National Guard Activated to Help Protect Kentuckians safety and maintain peace
May 31, 2020
— At the request of Gov. Andy Beshear and the Louisville Metro Police Department the Kentucky National Guard will continue to provide support in and around Louisville to help provide safety and protection to residents...
Ky. National Guard Activated to Help Protect Kentuckians safety and maintain peace
May 30, 2020
— Approximately 350 Kentucky Guardsmen are being directed to report immediately for State Active Duty support...
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