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Family Readiness Group Volunteers Honored at Keeneland
April 24, 2016
— With a combined service of 54 years, Heather Dollar, Patty Wininger, and Pam Feltner have dedicated themselves to supporting not only their families but the families of their National Guard units. Each volunteer had her own story, but together they told a powerful account of duty, honor, and family...
Combat medics get refresher training and more
November 18, 2015
— In order to stay up-to-date on the best trauma practices, medics receive refresher training every two years. Luckily for Kentucky National Guard medics, the refresher training is offered at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, which is cost efficient and convenient for the Kentucky National Guard...
Earning the title 'Best Warrior'
November 6, 2015
— The three Guardsmen received ribbons and trophies in a brief awards ceremony Nov. 8, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, following the competition. ...
Proud of the Progress - Former aviation maintenance operator excited for future of new AASF
October 19, 2015
— Canon enlisted in the Army in 1955 and retired in 1990. In 1959, the Kentucky aviation assets found a new home in Frankfort, Kentucky, at the Capital City Airport. Then, 18-or-so-years later in 1971, Canon witnessed a state-of-the-art facility erected at Boone National Guard Center – the Army Aviation Support Facility...
Kentucky Guardsmen compete in biathlon finals
March 5, 2015
— JERICHO, Vt. - For the first time, the Kentucky Guard sent a team to ski and shoot against the best of the best biathlon athletes in the National Guard. Guardsmen from 23 other states joined Kentucky at the 40th National Guard Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Feb. 28 to March 5. ...
National Guard commemorates last War of 1812 battle
January 9, 2015
— In a sugar cane field along the meandering Mississippi River just outside New Orleans 200 years ago, Citizen-Soldiers fought along side Choctaw Indians, free African-Americans and criminal privateers, prevailing against the most powerful army in the world. The Battle of New Orleans was the last major conflict of the War of 1812. The outcome ended the last war with England, preserved a claim to the Louisiana Territory, triggered migration and settlement along the Mississippi River and rebuilt the spirit of the American people. ...
Task Force Summit’s commander inducted into Order of Saint Barbara
January 5, 2015
— At the annual gathering of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade Dec. 13, 2014, officers and enlisted alike gathered at the Saint Barbara’s Military Ball to celebrate Christmas and the completion of yet another year’s worth of missions. Among those missions, few had more of an impact on the overall Army mission than that of the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade’s Task Force Summit, which returned home from Afghanistan in April of this year. The unit spent nine months overseas supporting the Special Operations Command’s withdrawal and relocation of mission-critical equipment as Operation Enduring Freedom came to a close...
Kentucky Airmen return from West Africa mission
November 19, 2014
— Approximately 40 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard returned home in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 from a deployment to West Africa. The Guardsmen were based in Senegal where the 123rd Contingency Response Group established a cargo processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola...
Churchill Downs, Humana, Kentucky Guard support Survivors Day at the Races
November 2, 2014
— For the fifth year in a row, Churchill Downs was the setting for the largest event in the Nation honoring surviving family members of fallen military Service members. More than 800 brothers, sisters, moms and dads of those lost since 9/11 were treated to a day at the races at the storied horse racing track in Louisville, Nov. 2. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Heather French Henry joined Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini in recognizing the family members during an afternoon luncheon in Millionaires’ Row. Henry told the families that remembering the fallen is one of the most patriotic missions for Americans, and days like this one are about legacies that we will not forget...
Kentucky Guardsmen deploy to West Africa
October 3, 2014
— More than 60 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard deployed Oct. 2 to Senegal to establish a cargo-processing hub in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to battle Ebola in West Africa...
Kentucky Guard honors newest officers, warrant officers
September 7, 2014
— After completing a rigorous 18-month training program with Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School, including a final phase at Fort McClellan, Alabama, 16 Guardsmen earned their second lieutenant gold bars and were sworn in as commissioned officers...
Kentucky Guardsman carries on father's legacy
June 8, 2014
— was December 2006 when the family learned of the death of Staff Sgt. Thomas Clemons. While serving with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor on patrol near Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, Clemons succumbed to a severe heart attack. Just a month earlier he was home on leave telling the stories of the war...
103rd Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters gets new leadership
March 8, 2014
— Capt. Douglas Curdie took command of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters’ Company, 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Fires Brigade, March 8, 2014, at a small ceremony in Harrodsburg, Ky. Curdie, a former Marine and current guardsman residing in Barbourville, Ky., assumed Command from Capt. Anthony Travis of Elizabethtown, Ky. Travis commanded the 103rd Headquarters for a period of 29 months, a time in which the 103rd earned the distinction of being recognized by the Department of the Army as the finest brigade support battalion in the entire Army National Guard...
Kentucky Guard's First Female Chaplain in 25 years
February 21, 2014
— It has been more than 25 years since a female has served as a chaplain in the Kentucky Guard. A fact White says contributes to the idea that things happen for a reason...
Kentuckians honor the cost of freedom on Labor Day weekend
September 6, 2013
— Mattingly and his wife , both longtime residents of Harrodsburg, Ky., decided to begin a massive undertaking to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Harrodsburg after seeing the Wall years earlier. The effort, which culminated in a holiday weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2013 that teemed with emotional tributes to American heroes, involved numerous dedicated local volunteers and generous donors...
Harrodsburg locals prepare to honor fallen veterans
July 19, 2013
— These artillery pieces, provided by Lexington's 138th Fires Brigade, will serve to honor fallen veterans when the American Veterans’ Traveling Tribute Wall comes to Harrodsburg’s Anderson-Dean Park from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2013, concluding with a 21-gun salute on the wall’s last day in town...
National Guard Youth Foundation highlighted at Kentucky Speedway
June 29, 2013
— As part of the National Guard Youth Foundation - the national nonprofit that supports Challenge - and the Challenge program's relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, several cadets, foundation officials and members of the National Guard were invited to the track to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. drive the number 88 Chevrolet with a special National Guard Youth Foundation logo on his car. ...
Sending Christmas comfort to Kentucky's ADT 5
December 28, 2012
— Operation Resilient Warrior, a Radcliff, Ky. based organization, just down the road from Fort Knox, has adopted the unit as a means to thank them for their service to our country and for the meaningful work they are doing in Afghanistan...
'Morgan's Men' prepare for deployment to Jordan
December 16, 2012
— Soldiers of the 1/623rd will assume an advise and assist role in the training of Jordanian troops as part of a partner nation alliance in support of Operation Enduring Freedom...
Kentuckians, multi-national force work to better roads in Africa
December 11, 2012
— The area was approximately one hundred meters wide by a quarter mile long and was littered with hundreds of empty plastic bottles, scrap metal, paper bags, and pieces of cardboard. As word spread around camp about the project more and more units began volunteering and it became clear that some major planning would be needed to coordinate all the moving parts. That job fell to Maj. Michael Woodson, Task Force Longrifles Plans Officer...
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